Jazz News: Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gregory Porter To Perform At 2020 North Sea Jazz Festival

The NN 2020 North Sea Jazz Festival will celebrate its 45th edition when it returns to the Ahoy Centre in Rotterdam from 10-12 July with arguably its most high profile line-up to date. The first wave of artists announced includes … Continue reading Jazz News: Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Gregory Porter To Perform At 2020 North Sea Jazz Festival

Jazz News: Howlin’ Wolf’s 1991 ‘Chess Box’ Inducted Into Blues Hall Of Fame

The definitive 1991 anthology Howlin’ Wolf: The Chess Box has been chosen as 2020’s Classic of Blues Recording: Album for the Blues Foundation’s Blues Hall of Fame. The 1991 release was a much-lauded collection of Wolf’s work from 1951 to 1973, with … Continue reading Jazz News: Howlin’ Wolf’s 1991 ‘Chess Box’ Inducted Into Blues Hall Of Fame

Jazz News: Blue Note’s Tone Poet Audiophile Series Continues Into 2020

Blue Note Records has announced the continuation of the lauded Tone Poet Audiophile Vinyl Reissue Series in 2020, starting with titles by Hank Mobley and Stanley Turrentine. The 2020 release schedule will kick off with the 24 January release of Hank Mobley Poppin’ (1957) and the 1961 … Continue reading Jazz News: Blue Note’s Tone Poet Audiophile Series Continues Into 2020

R&B & Jazz News: Soul Jazz Records are releasing their new 'Space Funk ' Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84'

Soul Jazz Records are releasing their new ‘Space Funk ‘ Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84’, an intergalactic journey into black space, fuelled by funk, powered by computers. ‘Space Funk’ is a lovingly compiled collection of superb, rare and … Continue reading R&B & Jazz News: Soul Jazz Records are releasing their new 'Space Funk ' Afro Futurist Electro Funk in Space 1976-84'

Blues Music News: New Documentary ‘The Torch,’ About Blues Legend Made Its World Premiere,

Buddy Guy epitomizes “good guy.” That’s one takeaway from Jim Farrell’s admiring, affectionate documentary of the 83-year-old Chicago bluesman. The film illustrates the inspiration that Guy received from such giants as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf, and his own dedication … Continue reading Blues Music News: New Documentary ‘The Torch,’ About Blues Legend Made Its World Premiere,

Jazz Music News: HITTIN’ THE RAMP: THE EARLY YEARS (1936-1943) is the first large-scale collection of the pivotal early recordings of Nat’s recording career.

This 10LP collection draws upon a wide range of sources, including many newly-discovered tracks unearthed for the first time from archives located all over the world, such as “Trompin” (jukebox-only release for Cinematone, 1939), “What’cha Know Joe” (undocumented radio performance, … Continue reading Jazz Music News: HITTIN’ THE RAMP: THE EARLY YEARS (1936-1943) is the first large-scale collection of the pivotal early recordings of Nat’s recording career.

Jazz Music News: Grover Washington Jr: Sacred Kind Of Love – The Columbia Recordings, 5CD

SoulMusic Records is very proud to present “Sacred Kind Of Love: The Columbia Recordings,” a 5-disc deluxe box set of six stellar albums, spanning nine years (1987-1996) by legendary saxophonist Grover Washington, Jr., justifiably considered an influential pioneer in fusing … Continue reading Jazz Music News: Grover Washington Jr: Sacred Kind Of Love – The Columbia Recordings, 5CD

Jazz Music News: New John Coltrane Album, ‘Blue World,’ Set For Release

Just over a year ago, Impulse! had a phenomenal success with Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album, a startling assemblage of studio recordings made by the John Coltrane Quartet in 1963. That two-disc set posthumously gave Coltrane his first-ever debut on the Billboard … Continue reading Jazz Music News: New John Coltrane Album, ‘Blue World,’ Set For Release