Featured Releases

Featured Releases on Modern Jazz Today

Featured Releases

These are featured releases of some of the modern jazz artists that are out there making the jazz of TODAY! Please support jazz musicians by streaming, downloading, and going to live gigs.

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Afrika Love, Alchemy Sound Project

Alchemy Sound Project

The album features a track by each composer/bandleader in the collective –pianist Sumi Tonooka, woodwind players Salim Washington and Erica Lindsay, trumpeter Samantha Boshnack, and bassist David Arend. Alchemy is defined as “a seemingly magical process …

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Transmigration, Makram Aboul Hosn

Makram Aboul Hosn

Transmigration, Makram Aboul Hosn About the album and the track “Modjadji”: This track and the album are available for download on BandCamp: makramusic.bandcamp.com/album/transmigration When I read about the South African droughts …

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Another Land, Dave Holland

Dave Holland

Another Land, Dave Holland Another Land is the new album from the all-star trio featuring Dave Holland, Kevin Eubanks and Obed Calvaire and a power-packed set of originals. This is …

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‘Til We Meet Again, Nora Jones

Nora Jones

‘Til We Meet Again, Nora Jones Nearly two decades into her storied career, 9-time GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist Norah Jones will release her first full live album ‘Til We …

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Breathe, Dr. Lonnie Smith

Dr. Lonnie Smith

The legendary Hammond B-3 organist Dr. Lonnie Smith has recorded over thirty albums as a leader, but his favorite setting to document his creativity is live. “It’s so hard to …

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Rogue, Tom Botting Quintet

Tom Botting

Released February 5, 2021 Tom Botting | Bass/Compositions Jake Baxendale | Saxophone Callum Allardice | Guitar Daniel Hayles | Piano Hikurangi Schaverien-Kaa | Drums Recorded by Chris Buckland and Alistair …

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Earth Voices, Amanda Tosoff

Amanda Tosoff

Merging the deep, powerful messages of poetry with adventurous modern jazz, Toronto-based pianist/composer Amanda Tosoff leads a hybrid ensemble with strings and seven rotating vocalists on Earth Voices, the follow-up …

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Da Fé, Dan Blake

Dan Blake

Pondering the existential crises that face humanity today – global climate catastrophe, poverty, hunger – can be overwhelming, especially when compounded with the more mundane trials we face every day. …

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Metamorphism, Russ Lossing

Russ Lossing

Musicians Russ Lossing – piano Loren Stillman – alto and soprano saxophone John Hébert – bass Michael Sarin – drums Lossing’s latest recording, Metamorphism, is an extension of his continually …

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Classic Christmas, Lauren Henderson

Lauren Henderson

Henderson’s eclectic vocal influences brings a new perspective to the Classic Christmas songs. With her Afro-Latin influences, she produces a distinct yet versatile sound. Lauren’s diverse musical background is rooted …

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Ascension, Sanja Markovic

Sanja Markovic

Ascension, Sanja Markovic “With Ascension, vocalist/saxophonist Sanja Markovic has crafted a detailed and artistic collection of compositions which forge new directions in contemporary musical design. Her vision, realized through music, …

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ARTEMIS, Artemis

Artemis

ARTEMIS, Artemis The band’s debut album is a superb nine-song set that features material composed and/or arranged by each of the band’s six instrumentalists. ARTEMIS unfurls with a dynamic flow, …

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Omega, Immanuel Wilkins

Immanuel Wilkins

Omega, Immanuel Wilkins After making a striking appearance on Joel Ross’ KingMaker, alto saxophonist Immanuel Wilkins delivers an expansive opus about the Black experience in America on his own debut …

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Nightfall, Jimmy Haslip

Jimmy Haslip

Nightfall, Jimmy Haslip JIMMY HASLIP Jimmy was born December 31st, 1951 in the Bronx, New York. He grew up in Huntington, Long Island. In 1963 at the age of 13, …

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Resonate, Lettuce

Lettuce

Resonate, Lettuce Resonate, a continuation of Elevate, is Lettuce’s new 11-track album. Recorded at the same Colorado studio where Elevate was made with producer Russ Elevado. The band says, “When listening …

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Standard Deviation, Wayne Alpern

Wayne Alpern

Standard Deviation, Wayne Alpern Hip, sophisticated, instrumental jazz arrangements by Wayne Alpern of contemporary rock, pop, and country songs originally performed by Michael Jackson, Bob Dylan, Journey, Temptations, Zombies, Four …

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GoGo Penguin, GoGo Penguin

GoGo Penguin

GoGo Penguin, GoGo Penguin British Jazz trio. Featuring pianist Chris Illingworth, bassist Nick Blacka and drummer Rob Turner, GoGo Penguin are an exhilarating live act, drawing on a heady brew …

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Fourth Dimension, Brian Shankar Adler

Brian Shankar Adler

Fourth Dimension, Brian Shankar Adler Released December 6, 2019 Matt Moran – vibraphone Jonathan Goldberger – electric guitar Santiago Leibson – piano, keyboards Rob Jost – basses Brian Shankar Adler …

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UNLAYERED, ENRIQUE HANEINE

Enrique Haneine

UNLAYERED, ENRIQUE HANEINE Released April 3, 2020 Enrique Haneine | Unlayered Thomas Heberer Trumpet Catherine Sikora Tenor & Soprano Saxophones Christof Knoche Bass Clarinet Jay Anderson Acoustic Bass Enrique Haneine …

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Unraveled, Aubrey Johnson

Aubrey Johnson

Vocalist, Composer, Improviser and Sonic Adventurer Aubrey Johnson Announces the Release of her Debut Album, Unraveled due out March 20, 2020 On Outside In Music More than a decade into a …