Vocalist Grace Haggerty is a newcomer to the jazz scene, but one that will undoubtedly turn heads. In early 2021 Haggerty released an LP, My Funny Valentine. The album featured some of the most enduring standards of our era; as the writing is so timeless, the songs continue to have relevance in this modern era. The album features arrangements by Angelo DiPippo and an all-star cast including John Fedchock, Jennifer Warton, David Finck, Tony Tedesco, and more.
In time for the holiday season, Haggerty is releasing a single “What A Wonderful [...]
Norah Jones has been a crossover artist that combines elements of jazz, pop, country, and adult contemporary into something magical. Her warm, alluring singing has captured many awards over the past twenty years. Her 2002 debut album Come Away With Me became a familiar musical companion for millions of people worldwide and began her ever-evolving music catalog. Now, for 2021, the 9-time GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter, and pianist has released her first-ever holiday album, I Dream Of Christmas. The project has a combination of timeless Holiday favorites and new originals that capture the emotions of our times for this holiday season. [...]
Carolyn Lee Jones is back and releasing a new Christmas project for us to enrich our Holidays with an album of classic Christmas tunes. She presents twelve Christmas tunes on Christmas Time Is Here that are brought to life by a rotating list of top musicians. Each song has a fresh arrangement and keeps the classic design but is unique enough to be of interest.
“Jingles the Christmas Cat” is a fun and less-common Christmas tune that showcases Jones swinging, playful vocal style. Todd Parsnow performs a fun guitar solo as the band swings with delight. Jones has a vocal style that is easy to enjoy as she sings with [...]
Michael Feinberg is back with his eighth album as a leader called Hard Times. The bassist and composer is joined by Godwin Louis on alto saxophone; Noah Preminger on tenor saxophone; Billy Buss on trumpet; Orrin Evans on piano; Leo Genovese on synth, keyboards, organ; Jeff Tain Watts on drums; and Gabriel Globus-Hoenish on percussion. In addition, trumpeter Randy Brecker makes a guest appearance on track nine. The set is comprised of Feinberg originals and four covers.
Miles Davis’ “Nardis” has a great bass line and groove from Watts’ drum set. The color and mood are a fresh approach to the standard of the modern [...]