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News: Recording

Southport Records Announces The Release Of George Freeman's 'Everybody Say Yeah!'

Southport Records Announces The Release Of George Freeman's 'Everybody Say Yeah!'

In celebration of guitar legend George Freeman’s 95th birthday on April 10, 2022, Southport Records is pleased to announce the release of Everybody Say Yeah!, a new compilation of recordings documenting 26 years of Freeman’s music from our “Real Jazz Made in Chicago" catalog. Eleven of the fourteen songs are Freeman's originals including a new recording ...

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News: Recording

AVG Records Announces New Album Release 'Transcendence' From Jazz Flutist, Michael Mason

AVG Records Announces New Album Release 'Transcendence' From Jazz Flutist, Michael Mason

AVG Records is proud to announce the new release from critically acclaimed Jazz Flutist, Michael Mason, Transcendence Transcendence is a nine song compilation of jazz/world fusion/rock original composed/arranged/orchestrated and performed by Mason, with his long time band of gifted musicians. From upbeat guitar riffs on “Joy” to the worldly “Night Skies” with the usage of multiple ...

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News: Recording

Markus Rutz Plays one Saturday In September: Live From Merrimans’ Playhouse—Available Now

Markus Rutz Plays one Saturday In September: Live From Merrimans’ Playhouse—Available Now

With this fifth recording as a leader, Markus Rutz invites listeners to a seat for a live performance from “A Home for Jazz” in the Midwest, Merrimans’ Playhouse in South Bend, Indiana. Many performances are stellar nights of good feeling and shared experience that exist only in that time and space where others do not have the ...

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Article: Book Review

U2's The Joshua Tree: Planting Roots In Mythic America

Read "U2's The Joshua Tree: Planting Roots In Mythic America" reviewed by Nenad Georgievski


U2's The Joshua Tree: Planting Roots in Mythic America Bradley Morgan 216 pagesISBN: 1493061178 Backbeat 2021 Popular music, like books or visual arts, is often one of the best ways we have through which we can view our own cultural orientation and the times we live in. The artistic ...

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News: Performance / Tour

Joanie Pallatto's 'My Original Plan' To Debut At Venus Cabaret Theater in Chicago

Joanie Pallatto's 'My Original Plan' To Debut At Venus Cabaret Theater in Chicago

Direct from her critically acclaimed appearance at New York's Pangea, singer-songwriter, Joanie Pallatto, returns to her home town to continue the My Original Plan celebration. The show will Debut at the newly opened Venus Cabaret Theater on December 5th. 6:30 p.m. Joining the celebrated Artist, is her co-producer/arranger and modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque, pianist-composer Sparrow; ...

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News: Recording

For Your Grammy Consideration: Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs by Markus Rutz

For Your Grammy Consideration: Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs by Markus Rutz

My record project Blueprints has lots of love within it. It is about and for people from my life through the present. For the listening reception, beautiful commentary, reviews, support and goodwill I am saying thank you sincerely! The second volume Blueprints Figure Two: New Designs was released last autumn and right now the album is ...

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News: Interview

Markus Rutz In Conversation With Journeys Into Jazz Radio Host

Markus Rutz In Conversation With Journeys Into Jazz Radio Host

Listen in for Chicago-based trumpeter / composer Markus Rutz's conversation with Chuck France of WORT Radio in Madison, Wisconsin. The interview was originally broadcast on June 2nd and the episode is accessible until end of August in the WORT archives (scroll down to August 18th Journeys Into Jazz rebroadcast). Markus had an opportunity to discuss his ...

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News: Recording

Pianist/Composer Dave Flippo's 'Dedications – Jazz From Planet Flippo'—a World Of Eclectism And Invention

Pianist/Composer Dave Flippo's 'Dedications – Jazz From Planet Flippo'—a World Of Eclectism And Invention

When Dr. Dave Flippo told his bandmates that he wanted to write music for each of them for his new album, he asked what elements they wanted him to include. He found their answers surprising and challenging — like writing a waltz in four or a song about a giraffe. But Flippo, a Chicago-based jazz pianist, ...

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News: Recording

AVG Records Announces the release of 'Human Revolution' By flutist Michael Mason

AVG Records Announces the release of 'Human Revolution' By flutist Michael Mason

AVG Records is proud to announce the long awaited release from critically acclaimed Jazz Flutist, Michael Mason, Human Revolution. The eight song compilation, a Jazz/world fusion/rock project composed/arranged/orchestrated and performed by Mason, with his long time band of gifted musicians. It is his most Exciting release to date. From the heartfelt tribute to the late Bill ...

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News: Recording

Award Winning Vocalist Joanie Pallatto To Release New CD 'My Original Plan' Featuring Fareed Haque On Friday, April 16th, 2021

Award Winning Vocalist Joanie Pallatto To Release New CD 'My Original Plan' Featuring Fareed Haque On Friday, April 16th, 2021

Southport Records announces the new CD of all original music from award winning singer/songwriter, Joanie Pallatto—My Original Plan featuring Fareed Haque. Jazzy Pop! My Original Plan is a collection of 14 magical songs, filled with hip lush arrangements, co-produced by Joanie Pallatto and Fareed Haque. Featuring Musicians modern guitar virtuoso Fareed Haque with John Devlin, Luiz ...


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