Jazz

Russell Malone, “Soul Leo” from Love Looks Good on You (2015): One Track Mind

Russell Malone, “Soul Leo” from Love Looks Good on You (2015): One Track Mind

In a rare turn as a leader, Russell Malone reminds us of his canny ability to play with both speed and emotion, power and space.

Aram Bajakian, Music Inspired by ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ (2015): Sneak peek #2

Aram Bajakian, Music Inspired by ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ (2015): Sneak peek #2

Aram Bajakian consistently finds inspiration for his music from places few or no one else thinks to look. This time, he’s making a new soundtrack for an old, classic film made in the former Soviet Union, and here is a second advance taste of this project.

Katie Thiroux – Introducing Katie Thiroux (2015)

Katie Thiroux – Introducing Katie Thiroux (2015)

‘Introducing Katie Thiroux’ could have been a sterling vocal showcase, or an intriguing intrumental project. Luckily for us, it ends up being both.

Marc Cary, “Astral Flight 17″ from Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 : Exclusive stream

Marc Cary, “Astral Flight 17″ from Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2 : Exclusive stream

Here is an exclusive stream of Marc Cary’s “Astral Flight 17″ from his upcoming, exploratory electric project Rhodes Ahead Vol. 2.

Eliane Elias, “Brasil” from Made in Brazil (2015): One Track Mind

Eliane Elias, “Brasil” from Made in Brazil (2015): One Track Mind

Eliane Elias is routinely connected with her Brazilian roots but, the truth is, “Brasil” begins her first full-length recording from back home since 1981.

Aram Bajakian, Music Inspired by ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ (2015): Sneak peek

Aram Bajakian, Music Inspired by ‘The Color of Pomegranates’ (2015): Sneak peek

Aram Bajakian consistently finds inspiration for his music from places few or no one else thinks to look. This time, he’s making a new soundtrack for an old, classic film made in the former Soviet Union.

Matthew Shipp Trio – To Duke (2015)

Matthew Shipp Trio – To Duke (2015)

‘To Duke’ is a madly clever tribute to Duke Ellington from the Matthew Shipp Trio.

Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle + Alex Ward – Red Kite (2015)

Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle + Alex Ward – Red Kite (2015)

‘Red Kite,’ the debut album by the London-based trio of Colin Webster, Andrew Lisle and Alex Ward, unfolds as an exercise in brilliant extremes.

Ben Wolfe – The Whisperer (2015)

Ben Wolfe – The Whisperer (2015)

Ben Wolfe’s Posi-Tone debut ‘The Whisperer’ is supple, solid mainstream jazz full of quality Wolfe originals and strong support from his backing band.

Leslie Johnson – The Leslie Johnson Project (2015)

Leslie Johnson – The Leslie Johnson Project (2015)

The Leslie Johnson Project finds this formidable Texas talent making passionate, funky and forward-leaning music firmly rooted in jazz and funk.