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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Keiko Matsui: Journey To The Heart

Read "Journey To The Heart" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Out of pain comes growth and in 2007, Keiko Matsui, emerged from a divorce, record label troubles, and embraced her new singularity by striking out in a bold new direction as she traveled to South Africa, paired up with trumpeter Hugh Masakela and the results gave birth to the adventurous Moyo, one of the brightest and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Keiko Matsui: Live In Tokyo

Read "Live In Tokyo" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Most of the time releasing a live album is a good way to mark time between trips to the studio as they are quick and easy cash grabs where a musician sells the fans a cheap ticket to a show they weren't at. The Rolling Stones are masters of this slick tactic with no less than ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five with Jayson Tipp / Under The Lake

Read "Take Five with Jayson Tipp / Under The Lake" reviewed by Under The Lake

About Jayson Tipp from Under The Lake:
“Effervescent, vivacious and all-together engaging" is how one reviewer describes Under The Lake's music, an original sound that Don Dilorio of the North Jersey Herald and News says “doesn't sit easy in any category, thanks to its heavy doses of funkified bass and occasional soul references." It's ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Keiko Matsui To Release "Live In Tokyo" CD/DVD October 2 Via Shanachie Entertainment

Keiko Matsui To Release "Live In Tokyo" CD/DVD October 2 Via Shanachie Entertainment

Concert Showcases Soul Quest, Her Most Recent Critically Acclaimed Studio Album Special Guests Include Guitarist Chuck Loeb and Saxophonists Kirk Whalum & Tom Braxton U.S. Tour October 9-November 15 Covers jny: Boston, Washington DC, jny: Cleveland, and jny: Seattle On October 2, Shanachie Entertainment will release Live In Tokyo, the definitive concert experience from contemporary jazz icon Keiko Matsui. Recorded ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Evolution Continues: Saxman Jackiem Joyner Releases "Evolve"

The Evolution Continues: Saxman Jackiem Joyner Releases "Evolve"

Sherman Oaks, CA: Genre-blurring saxophonist Jackiem Joyner stretches his R&B, jazz, hip-hop, funk and gospel alchemy to imaginative dimensions on Evolve, his fifth album that was released today by Artistry Music. With his sweet and sticky sax melodies and impassioned horn play front and center, Joyner’s intricate rhythms and audacious soundscapes are equally present day and ...

Paul Taylor: Tenacity

Read "Tenacity" reviewed by Jeff Winbush

Paul Taylor is an innovative, inquisitive saxophonist who is constantly pushing the creative envelope of both his instrument and the audience's expectations...no, wait...that's somebody else. Paul Taylor is a cutting edge player who is always surprising in his restless and innovative musical explorations...nope, that's not right. Paul Taylor is a musical chameleon constantly changing his style ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxman Jackiem Joyner's Urban-jazz Grooves "Evolve"

Saxman Jackiem Joyner's Urban-jazz Grooves "Evolve"

April 29th album release featuring duets with Gerald Albright and Keiko Matsui will be previewed at radio by the futuristic “Generation Next.” Sherman Oaks, CA: As a young turk on the contemporary jazz scene, saxophonist Jackiem Joyner is far from complacent and staid in his sound and style. Not afraid to challenge the fan base that took ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2013: The Year In Jazz

Read "2013: The Year In Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The West Coast now has a jazz edifice of its own with strong roots, International Jazz Day grew in scope during year two, jazz made its mark on (and off) Broadway, and the number of musicians lost during the year was large and painful. Here's a look at significant happenings across the jazz world over the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jonathan Butler's Holiday Spirit Of Giving Gives Year-Round

Jonathan Butler's Holiday Spirit Of Giving Gives Year-Round

Singer-songwriter launches a foundation to reclaim children from drugs and poverty through music education in his native South Africa in conjunction with the release of “Merry Christmas To You.” Sherman Oaks, CA - It may only be the beginning of November, but two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jonathan Butler is in full holiday spirit with the release of his ...

NEWS: RECORDING

This Christmas Will Be A Very Special Christmas For Jonathan Butler

This Christmas Will Be A Very Special Christmas For Jonathan Butler

Singer-songwriter-guitarist will release “Merry Christmas To You” on October 1 and embark upon the Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour this holiday season. Sherman Oaks, CA: Santa Claus has a special treat to stuff in the stockings of all the good Jonathan Butler fans this Christmas: the first Christmas album by the two-time Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter-guitarist. Butler produced and ...