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ARTICLE: CATCHING UP WITH

Herb Alpert: In the Mood for Excellence

Read "Herb Alpert: In the Mood for Excellence" reviewed by Nicholas F. Mondello

While he has been bestowed endless awards--nine Grammys, a presidential Medal of the Arts, enshrined in the Rock Hall of Fame--and has sold over 72 million records, Herb Alpert is a trumpet player at heart and an artist in his soul. What emanates from that trumpet and its player's mind is pure creative expression. And, in ...

NEWS: VIDEO / DVD

Corinne Bailey Rae Premieres New Video "I'd Do It All Again"

I'd Do It All Again Official Video About I'd Do It All Again: The video is directed by acclaimed film director Jamie Thraves, the man responsible for such iconic videos as Radiohead's “Just" and Coldplay's “The Scientist." Talking about the video Thraves exclusively told MySpace “Corinne and I met just as I was formulating the idea. She told ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Grandpa Elliott to Release First Album on Newly Formed Playing for Change Records

In partnership with the Concord Music Group, Playing For Change announced the launch of a new record label that will support releases from select artists associated with the global music and multi-media collective Playing For Change. The first artist signed to Playing For Change Records/Concord Music Group is legendary New Orleans street performer “Grandpa" Elliott whose ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Kristina Train Announces Tour Dates with Keb MO and Susan Tedeschi

On October 20, Blue Note Records will release Spilt Milk, the stunning debut album from singer Kristina Train. After a run of opening dates with Chris Isaak last month, Kristina will be hitting the road again in the coming weeks opening for Keb Mo and Susan Tedeschi, giving audiences around the country an early chance to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

George Benson "Songs and Stories" in Stores August 25

George Benson "Songs and Stories" in Stores August 25

National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master and 10X Grammy-winning, legendary musician George Benson will release his new album on August 25th entitled Songs and Stories, his second for Concord Records / Monster Music. The album is a collection of tunes penned by some of the most prolific and enduring songwriters of the last half-century. Some ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Making of Terence Blanchard's New CD "Choices" - Webisode One

The Making of Terence Blanchard's New CD "Choices" - Webisode One

Concord Jazz is proud to announce the signing of three-time Grammy award winning trumpet player and composer Terence Blanchard. With more than 29 albums to his credit, Blanchard has established himself as one of the most influential jazz musicians and film score composers of his generation. Blanchard’s new album Choices will be released on August 18, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Roberta Gambarini New Album "So in Love" out August 25

Roberta Gambarini New Album "So in Love" out August 25

Celebrated Singer Roberta Gambarini Affirms Her Status as One of the Most Important Vocalists Today with the Release of So in Love out on Groovin’ High/Emarcy on August 25, 2009 New York, NY – Every once in a while, a truly great singer comes along who possesses the beauty, individuality and talent to remind us of the magic and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Roy Hargrove New Album "Emergence" out August 25

Roy Hargrove New Album "Emergence" out August 25

ROY HARGROVE RELEASES “EMERGENCE" - HIS FIRST BIG BAND ALBUM - ON AUGUST 25TH Acclaimed trumpeter, composer, and bandleader Roy Hargrove realizes a lifelong dream with the August 25th release of Emergence (Groovin' High/Emarcy), his first big band album. Nineteen pieces strong, Hargrove's ensemble is a vibrant and versatile group, tackling a wide range of material and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Vanessa Williams "The Real Thing" in Stores June 2

Internationally-renowned singer and actress Vanessa Williams will release her thirteenth album and debut for Concord Records entitled The Real Thing, on June 2nd, 2009. The collection marks a return to her love for the rhythms of jazz and Latin music, a key part of her musical roots. In addition, THE REAL THING delves into the sophisticated ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Claudia Acuna Releases En Este Momento on April 7

Claudia Acuna Releases En Este Momento on April 7

Decca Label Group and Marsalis Music present Claudia Acuña and her Marsalis Music debut CD En Este Momento on April 7th!

Chilean born songstress Claudia Acuña has delved deep into her soul and brought forth her most personal and creative album to date with En Este Momento (At This Moment) on Marsalis Music.

This inspired ...