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Jo Harman’s “People We Become,” a testimony to her International Appeal

Raised in Southwest England, Harman found success on her own terms with her debut, Dirt On My Tongue. The album was released independently in 2013 and supported by a touring schedule that found Harman sharing the stage with icons like Patti Smith, Joan Baez and Sinead O’Connor. Wildly successful for an independent record, Dirt On My Tongue was [...]

GIDEON KING – A Mélange of Rock, Jazz & Pop

In 2015, Gideon King & City Blog(GKCB) released a full length CD, City Blog. The music was met with wide critical acclaim, with the Huffington Post calling King a "musical genius." Having worked for years in establishing a reputation as a rising force in the New York Jazz scene, King has worked with John Scofield and members of Steely [...]

For Your Consideration – BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM – Sultans of String

For Your Consideration BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM Sultans of String Christmas Caravan Featuring 6-time Grammy winning Paddy Moloney (The Chieftains), • Ruben Blades & Luba Mason (Panamanian 7 Grammy and 5 Latin Grammy winner), • platinum-selling vocalist Nikki Yanofsky; • 2-time JUNO/Grammy winner Alex Cuba; • Benoit Bourque of Quebec's La Bottine Souriante  (3 JUNOs, 4 [...]

Mack Avenue Music Group Celebrates Magnificent Year with Rebranding and New Logo

More Than 25 Projects Released in 2018 – CDs, EPs and Vinyl – Alongside Announcement of Brand New Imprint Under Christian McBride’s Direction, Brother Mister Productions Mack Avenue Music Group is celebrating a magnificent year which included more than 25 releases and the launch of a new imprint. The newly re-branded parent company to Mack Avenue Records, Artistry [...]

Interview: Grace Brancale, Emerging Global Artist

With singles featured on local and global smooth jazz radio stations, Grace Brancale has grown her audience across 216 countries. Considering that her first release was just in August 2017, and almost 20 releases since, many across the US and around the world have reached out to her to let her know they are a fan of [...]

J.D. ALLEN – Love Stone

A major tenor-saxophonist since the turn of the last century, JD Allen performs a set of vintage ballads on Love Stone, his 13th CD as a leader. Since he is generally a hard-charging soloist who mostly performs originals, Love Stone is a real change of pace for him. In [...]

OCTOBOP – Live @ Savanna Jazz

Formed in 1999, Octobop is an octet based in Northern California that has 1950s West Coast jazz as its roots. It does not stick exclusively to that idiom and repertoire, certainly stretching a bit on their seventh CD, but collectors who enjoy cool jazz will find much to savor [...]

DEXTER GORDON QUARTET – Tokyo 1975

One of the all-time great tenor-saxophonists, Dexter Gordon (1923-90) had a fascinating life that someday should be made into a movie. After stints with the big bands of Lionel Hampton and Louis Armstrong in the early 1940s, he joined the Billy Eckstine Orchestra and became one of the first [...]

Gideon King & City Blog’s new song “Gun To My Head”

In 2015, Gideon King & City Blog(GKCB) released a full length CD, City Blog. The music was met with wide critical acclaim, with the Huffington Post calling King a "musical genius." Having worked for years in establishing a reputation as a rising force in the New York Jazz scene, King has worked with John Scofield [...]