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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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 …

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four forty one, Will Vinson

Will Vinson

four forty one, Will Vinson Will Vinson – alto saxophone piano: Sullivan Fortner, Tigran Hamasyan, Gerald Clayton, Fred Hersch, Gonzalo Rubalcaba bass: Matt Brewer, Matt Penman, Rick Rosato, Larry Grenadier …

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Nearly Blue, Jerry Bergonzi

Jerry Bergonzi

Nearly Blue, Jerry Bergonzi Jerry Bergonzi is a fount of harmonic ingenuity, melodic integrity, and rhythmic authority, and has long been a standard-bearer of sorts for the jazz community. A …

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Iron Starlet, Connie Han

Connie Han

Connie Han Connie Han’s Iron Starlet is rooted in its rhythmic drive, anchored by the trio of Han, bassist Ivan Taylor and drummer/producer Bill Wysaske. They’re joined by the stellar …

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Incontre, Massimo Biolcati

Massimo Biolcati

Massimo Biolcati On Incontre, Massimo embarks on an exploration of the contemporary-melodic with his own quartet. The group joyfully travels among interplay and interaction with original pieces as well as …

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Big Vicious

Avishai Cohen

Avishai Cohen trumpet, effects, synthesizer Uzi Ramirez guitar Yonatan Albalak guitar, bass Aviv Cohen drums Ziv Ravitz drums, live sampling “We’re all coming from jazz, but some of us left it earlier”, Avishai says, summing up the stylistic reach …

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Looking Up at Trees Vol. 1

Nikos Syropoulos

Looking Up at Trees Vol. 1 is Nikos’ 4th independently released album of original music featuring his jazz chamber ensemble, Rozalía. Expanding on his ongoing music video project of the …

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Crazy Time

Shuffle Demons

The Shuffle Demons are excited to release their 9th album, Crazy Time. The album includes 10 original Shuffle Demons songs, 7 instrumental and 3 vocal. The album also introduces new …