Friday, April 6, 2012

Cassandra Wilson Signs to eOne Music, New album, ‘Another Country,’ to be released June 5

JazzTimes: eOne Music has announced a new, worldwide deal with singer/songwriter/arranger Cassandra Wilson. Wilson’s new studio album, Another Country, will be released on June 5.

A majority of the songs on the new album were written by Wilson herself, or co-written with her collaborator, guitarist and producer Fabrizio Sotti. The album was recorded in Florence, Italy and New Orleans, and is described in a press release as “largely guitar-based.”

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Trinidadian jazz guitarist Clifford Charles takes on the world

Trinidadian jazz guitarist Clifford Charles is about to take on the world with his home grown brand of silky smooth jazz music. And, his fans are convinced of his intent.
He performed at some of the flagship music festivals such as Jazz Artist On The Greens, We Beat Jazz, Jazz Point, and Tobago Jazz Festival. He has shared the stage with Randy Crawford, Joe Sample, and the Drifters. Clifford is by no means resting on his laurels not by a long shot.
He has a new CD entitled "Songs From Deep Within" which was recorded and produced by the artiste himself. Clifford says that the creative process for this CD came from a good feeling that he had from within himself based on all the positives that surrounded him.
Caribbean and international music audiences can expect from Clifford Charles nothing less than a tapestry of smooth jazz expression, created from the very soul of the artiste!
The goal of this new project, he said, is that it brings wider acceptance among the international jazz community which includes jazz radio, jazz festivals in the USA and Europe, jazz fans, jazz promoters, distribution and a possible record deal

Monday, February 13, 2012

Chick Corea, “The chameleon of jazz”, accepts another two Grammy Awards

Chick Corea, “The Chameleon of Jazz” because of the wide variety of format he plays, accepts two golden statuettes at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards last Sunday in Los Angeles, bringing his total Grammy haul to 20.

Awarded Best Improvised Jazz Solo for “500 Miles High” and shared the Best Jazz Instrumental Album with Stanley Clarke & Lenny White for the Forever album.

Other winners in the jazz category were Terri Lyne Carrington for The Mosaic Project (Best Jazz Vocal Album); and the Christian McBride Big Band for The Good Feeling (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album).

Tony Bennett and Amy Winehouse won the Best Pop Duo/Group Performance category for their take on "Body and Soul." Bennett also won the Best Traditional Pop Album category for Duets II, perennial winner Pat Metheny, took home a Grammy in the New Age category for What's It All About.