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TONY SAUNDERS – One of the most versatile artists in today’s music world.

When the great Duke Ellington wanted to praise someone, he would grant that person his signature phrase “Beyond Category.” Well, Mr. Ellington’s expression, comes the closest in describing bass and synthesizer artist Tony Saunders.   Yes most definitely, Mr. Saunders is truly “Beyond Category.” Tony Saunders is a master artist in Rock, Jazz, Gospel, R&B, Pop and [...]

LES SABLER – Tranquility

We were all eagerly waiting for a new album by contemporary jazz guitarist Les Sabler, and once again Sabler and his musical colleagues delivered. The album on New Vista Records is called “Tranquility.” This record is quite appropriately titled, for listening to it gives us a peaceful contentment, an inner calm, and a feeling that “all is [...]

DUFFMUSIQ – Sidewalk Sequel

DUFFMUSIQ Sidewalk Sequel To draw from the title of his 2017 debut SOULLEASH, guitarist, multi-instrumentalist and award-winning Canadian producer Duffmusiq's sizzlingly funky new album SIDEWALK SEQUEL truly reveals a musical soul unleashed and ready for nonstop blues and jazz action. The multi-faceted, constantly grooving collection offers a dynamic swirl of tight, feisty grooves, slick, fluid [...]

Paul English – Mild Mannered Jazz Improviso Extraordinaire

One only needs to meet composer, arranger, artist extraordinaire Paul English to feel the instant friendli- ness that exudes from this mild mannered giant within the world of music. A perfect example of someone working behind the scenes scoring or arranging opera for instance and then on the same day teaching music appreciation to a [...]

From The Man Behind The Music For The Hit Film Soul…Jon Batiste Unites Soul, Pop, Blues In Joyful New Single “I Need You” Out Today

BATISTE ANNOUNCES POWERFUL AND GENRE-DEFYING NEW ALBUM WE ARE SET FOR RELEASE MARCH 19 ON VERVE RECORDS FEATURING COLLABORATIONS WITH MAVIS STAPLES, ZADIE SMITH, PJ MORTON, TROMBONE SHORTY & MORE Multi Grammy & Emmy nominated recording artist, TV star and activist Jon Batiste announces a new single "I Need You" from his forthcoming 'black pop' album WE ARE. The [...]

Sony/ATV Signs Jamie Cullum to Worldwide Deal

Today, Sony/ATV Music Publishing UK announced it has signed award-winning singer, songwriter, jazz musician, and radio broadcaster Jamie Cullum to a global publishing agreement. Jamie Cullum is one of the UK's top jazz artists/songwriters, known for crafting hit songs across genres and collaborating with prominent talent including Paul McCartney, Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, Lang Lang, and Clint Eastwood. Jamie's signing is an exciting [...]

Nicolas Meier and Dewa Budjana Group – Flying Spirits

Fusion Guitar masters Nicolas Meier and Dewa Budjana deliver a Middle Eastern, Indonesia sound featuring the Dewa Budjana Group FEATURING: Nylon Fretted & Fretless String Guitars, Steel String Guitar, Glissentar: Nicolas Meier Electric Guitar, Steel String Guitar, Synth Guitar, Sitar Guitar: Dewa Budjana Bass: Jimmy Haslip Flutes: Saat Syah Drums: Asaf Sikis Produced by: Nicolas Meier, Dewa Budjana, Jimmy Haslip Drum Recording: Mark Lee c/o Blue Moon [...]

VINCE TAMPIO – Adult Children: Informed by Hard Bop and Inspired by Highlife

VINCE TAMPIO Adult Children Vince Tampio (pronounced: TAM-pe-oh) self releases Adult Children, a full length instrumental jazz fusion album informed by Hard Bop and inspired by Highlife music. The music arrangements feature Latin percussion and layered guitar accompaniment. “[Vince has] an approach that is more soulful, yet laid back in a way. The influence of [...]

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