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MPS Records’ Back Catalog Release Includes Jim Hall and Hank Jones Trio

Hank Jones Trio

MPS Records to release back catalog including some jazz legends. Read More »

Music Review: Sasha’s Bloc – ‘Heart On Fire’

Heart on Fire (Album Cover)

If Gershman and company have done nothing else, they have completely captured the sounds of the past. Read More »

Music Review: Sophisticated Lady – ‘Sophisticated Lady Jazz Quartet’

sophisticated lady

The quartet clearly demonstrates there is life in tradition yet. Read More »

Music Review: Tchaikovsky and Ellington/Strayhorn – ‘The Nutcracker Suites’


Harmonia Mundi presents both the traditional and the swinging Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn versions of ‘The Nutcracker Suite’ on the same CD for the very first time. Read More »

Music Review: Duke Ellington – ‘The Ellington Suites’ [Expanded & Remastered]


This Grammy-winning album consists of three suites, a form Ellington favored for the extended exploration of musical ideas. Read More »

Music Review: Ahmed Jamal – ‘Saturday Morning’


The veteran jazz pianist's latest album focuses on his original compositions. Read More »

Music Review: Miami Saxophone Quartet – ‘Four of a Kind’


Four saxes are better than one. Read More »

Music Review: Sarah Vaughan – ‘Sophisticated Lady: The Duke Ellington Songbook Collection’


On this 2-CD reissue of her 1979 releases, Sarah Vaughan feasts on the music of Duke Ellington. Read More »

Music Review: OWL Trio – ‘OWL Trio’


OWL Trio debuts with a winner. Read More »

Music Review: Marc Cary – “For The Love of Abbey”


Marc Cary is one of the finest jazz pianists working today. Abbey Lincoln's music brings out the best in him. Read More »