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Ira B. Liss Big Band Machine Releases 'Mazel Tov Kocktail!' - A Celebration Of 40 Years, Coming January 15, 2021

Ira B. Liss Big Band Machine Releases 'Mazel Tov Kocktail!' - A Celebration Of 40 Years, Coming January 15, 2021

Mazel Tov Kocktail!, the newest recording by the Ira B. Liss Big Band Jazz Machine, is a swinging, rollicking collection of new and standard big band numbers performed by a tight-knit group of top-notch musicians. The band is well known in Southern California for its fun and engaging performances that have often featured some of the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist/Composer Henry Robinett Releases 20-Year-Old Recording For The First Time, 'Jazz Standards, Vol. 2: Then Again'

Guitarist/Composer Henry Robinett Releases 20-Year-Old Recording For The First Time, 'Jazz Standards, Vol. 2: Then Again'

Guitarist, composer, bandleader, and recording engineer Henry Robinett is releasing Jazz Standards, Vol. 2: Then Again on Nefertiti Records, Robinett’s own label. The album is the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2020 release Jazz Standards, Volume 1: Then. John Sanders of Jazz Music Archives said, “Henry’s playing is often in a rapid abstract blues bop style, ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist Mike Scott Releases 'Collecting Things,' Featuring Joe Bagg, Darek Oles And Jake Reed

Guitarist Mike Scott Releases 'Collecting Things,' Featuring Joe Bagg, Darek Oles And Jake Reed

Collecting Things, the newest recording by guitarist and composer Mike Scott, is a pastiche of music styles mostly penned by Scott and performed by some of the top jazz musicians in Southern California. This is the third album by Scott as a leader and follows Fallen Peach (2011) and Good Place To Be (2000). The L.A. ...

ARTICLE: SOCAL JAZZ

The Monk'estra Trilogy: The Genius of John Beasley and Thelonious Monk

Read "The Monk'estra Trilogy: The Genius of John Beasley and Thelonious Monk" reviewed by Jim Worsley

His music was ahead of its time. I know, how many times have you heard that said about the incomparable Thelonious Monk? Still, to sit on that thought for just a minute, his music has skyrocketed into the twenty-first century in a time capsule. A jazz icon in his lifetime, he is remarkably revered and understood ...

NEWS: EVENT

Pianist George Kahn George Kahn 'Some Good Jazz News' Virtual Viewing Party Premieres on Sunday December 6

Pianist George Kahn George Kahn 'Some Good Jazz News' Virtual Viewing Party Premieres  on Sunday December 6

West Coast Jazz Recording Artist George Kahn Presents SOME GOOD JAZZ NEWS A Virtual Video Premiere Party – Sunday December 6 at 6:00 PM PT Please join George Kahn along with Pat Kelley, David Hughes, Alex Acuña and special guests for SOME GOOD JAZZ NEWS, a Virtual Video Premiere Party This Sunday December 6. ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Saxophonist Richard Howell - Exciting New Release 'Moon Over Tiburon' on November 12th

Saxophonist Richard Howell - Exciting New Release 'Moon Over Tiburon' on November 12th

Moon Over Tiburon—Richard Howell's first solo album in a while with the release date: November 12, 2020 on Pomona Sunrise Records. There were plans to record in the future with his group Richard Howell and Sudden Changes, BUT 2020 brought unforeseen challenges. So, Richard enlisted alumni from his group RHQ like the soulful virtuoso pianist Frederick ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Guitarist / Composer Ray Sandoval Releases 'What Is Now'

Guitarist / Composer Ray Sandoval Releases 'What Is Now'

Composer and musician, Ray Sandoval, has used his music to advocate for social change throughout his career:  From Los Angeles-based Chicano rock group, Quetzal, to his more recent collaborations with world-renowned art activist Ai Weiwei.  His latest solo project, What Is Now, features a diverse group of acclaimed musicians from Los Angeles to London, Berlin, and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New David Martinez Single Made With Groove And Passion

New David Martinez Single Made With Groove And Passion

David Martinez is a recording artist, guitarist and musician based out of Los Angeles, California. Recently, he has been quite busy in the studio, creating new and exciting music for the audience, even at a time in which many artists are sadly stuck due to the current coronavirus pandemic. His most recent recording endeavor is a ...

ARTICLE: CHATS WITH CATS

The Archival Producer: Zev Feldman

Read "The Archival Producer: Zev Feldman" reviewed by B.D. Lenz

I have to be honest. When I approached Zev Feldman about doing this interview I really had no idea what an “archival producer" was. I had the impression that it was a very solitary task that involved working in some, half-lit, library basement searching through dusty stacks. I came to understand that it's really more about ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Michael Robinson: One Man Orchestra

Read "Michael Robinson: One Man Orchestra" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Composer Michael Robinson is a unique musician who is heavily influenced by the tradition of the Indian subcontinent. He is as prolific as he is creative having released 144 albums over the past 29 years. He uses an instrument he has invented that seamlessly incorporates acoustic and electronic elements into a digital platform. He calls it ...


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