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Machrijazz: A New Happening In Jazz Guitar by Martin Connolly

Machrijazz: A New Happening In Jazz Guitar by Martin Connolly

Machrijazz is the second album by solo guitar artist Machrijam. It features twelve tracks played exclusively on guitar, overdubbed. As the title suggests, Machrijazz represents a sui generis jazz, not easily categorized. It is blues-infused, but some tracks incorporate Country ‘n' Western or even a rock feel. The playing is assured and dynamic, the songs short ...

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Chip Boaz Launches A New Era Of His Musical Journey With The Release Of New Chapter

Chip Boaz Launches A New Era Of His Musical Journey With The Release Of New Chapter

Bassist and composer Chip Boaz has launched a new era of his musical journey with the release of his four song EP New Chapter. A trio recording with pianist Amanda Addleman and drummer Ben Lauffer, New Chapter highlights Boaz’s carefully crafted original music that combines jazz, latin music, and fusion while creating space for his distinct ...

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Albums Still Have Some Value According To Nielsen Music Mid-Year Stats [Bobby Owsinski]

Albums Still Have Some Value According To Nielsen Music Mid-Year Stats [Bobby Owsinski]

Even a casual industry observers know that album sales haven't been what they used to be, although some new numbers out from a Nielsen Report reveal that, even in the height of the streaming age, there is still some value in album sales, particularly if you belong to the music industry 1%. Guest post by Bobby Owsinski ...

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Abdullah Ibrahim: The Balance

Abdullah Ibrahim: The Balance

Unlike other forms of popular music, jazz is a product of where artists are from. Each musician's sound is flavored by their environment and surrounding culture. Louis Armstrong had a joyful New Orleans sound, Dizzy Gillespie had the arch flavor of New York, Chet Baker had a relaxed West Coast feel and Howard McGhee had a ...

NEWS: CAREER

7 Steps To Mapping Out Your Music Release Campaign

7 Steps To Mapping Out Your Music Release Campaign

While it's important to focus on crafting the perfect batch of songs for your next release, it's also essential to develop a plan for how exactly you intend to unleash your music on the public, otherwise you'll find yourself in possession of a collection of songs that are all dressed up with nowhere to go. Here ...

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Daniela Soledade, Vocalist With Deep Roots In Traditional Brazilian Music, Will Release Her Debut Album, A Moment Of You, On September 6

Daniela Soledade, Vocalist With Deep Roots In Traditional Brazilian Music, Will Release Her Debut Album, A Moment Of You, On September 6

Daniela Soledade may initially seem like a fresh name in Brazilian music, but the vocalist’s impact immediately strikes a chord as encountered on her debut album, A Moment of You (Blue Line Music Records, 2019). A carefully curated set of Bossa Nova gems (while dodging the most obvious choices), Brazilian-ized standards and original songs, created in ...

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Multi-Instrumentalist Ted Nash Releases 'Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs' on August 16th!

Multi-Instrumentalist Ted Nash Releases 'Somewhere Else - West Side Story Songs' on August 16th!

Multi-Instrumentalist/Composer/Arranger Ted Nash Somewhere Else- West Side Story Songs with Steve Cardenas & Ben Allison. Two-time Grammy winning composer and saxophonist Ted Nash releases his 15th album as a leader. Somewhere Else- West Side Story Songs on Plastic Sax Records drops on August 16th. In Nash's own words: "There was a moment backstage when I wiped a bead ...

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Guitar Virtuoso Scott Henderson To Release Instrumental Album For Guitar Trio People Mover On July 1, 2019

Guitar Virtuoso Scott Henderson To Release Instrumental Album For Guitar Trio People Mover On July 1, 2019

Guitar virtuoso Scott Henderson has finished his new album People Mover, the most ambitious project of his career! The highly anticipated instrumental album for guitar trio will be released on July 1, 2019. Says Scott, “The music has a lot of interplay due to a busy touring schedule with bassist Romain Labaye and drummer Archibald Ligonniere. I'd ...

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5 Out-Of-The-Box Promotion Ideas For Your Next Album

5 Out-Of-The-Box Promotion Ideas For Your Next Album

In this ever-expanding world of entertainment publicity, reaching your listeners and fans requires a carefully orchestrated, unique marketing plan. Here we look at five eye-catching promotion ideas for building that extra bit of buzz around your next release. Guest post by Cait McMahon of the Symphonic Blog In the ever-growing world of entertainment publicity, reaching thousands of listeners ...

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Pianist, Composer, Arranger Dave Bass Releases No Boundaries, Featuring Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More!

Pianist, Composer, Arranger Dave Bass Releases  No Boundaries, Featuring Ted Nash, Karrin Allyson, Carlos Henriquez, Jerome Jennings & More!

Release date: August 2, 2019 The saying goes that everyone's got a story to tell. But chances are good that few, if any, have the kind of story Dave Bass has. Without resorting to detail, Bass's rebirth as a jazz musician after decades away from the art is nothing short of astonishing. Having retired from the Office ...