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First look: Cheadle as Miles »

Entertainment Weekly has the first look at Don Cheadle as Miles Davis in Cheadle’s Miles Ahead movie. Check out the full picture and a new interview with the actor.

David Blamires Group cover »

I’ve been updating my MP3 collection and couldn’t find a good scan of the David Blamires Group’s 1990 recording on the Web. So I scanned mine (usually it’s just easier to get a scan that someone else has already done). In case you’re in the same boat and don’t have a scanner, click the image […]

Pre-order the George Benson Autobiography »

I’m looking forward to reading this. Labeling Benson as the “first true (and truly successful) jazz/soul crossover artist” does make you think. Usually, I’m skeptical of definitive statements like that but I can’t find a better example when you factor in the chart success he had. I wish some sort of box set or ultimate […]

Help Don Cheadle with Miles Ahead »

Don Cheadle is ready to star and direct in Miles Ahead, the notumentary. That’s right – it’s not a documentary. It chronicles a segment during the musician’s “silent period.” Herbie Hancock and Robert Glasper are involved. Watch the video to learn more about the project and cool stuff you can earn if you contribute to […]

Top 10 – Years 1999 and 1994 »

In the earlier days of this site, I ran a top ten list of the most popular contemporary jazz recordings at the time. This chart was based on sales and radio play. Here were the top 10 from April 30, 1999: Boney James – Body Language Joe Sample featuring Lalah Hathaway – The Song Lives […]

Citrus Sun Returns »

Incognito founder Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick has joined forces with guitarist Jim Mullen to resurrect Citrus Sun. The new, mostly instrumental recording, People of Tomorrow, is available in the U.S. on March 17. Bluey elaborates on the light and breezy feel of People of Tomorrow: “In terms of sound it is also more sparse as it […]

Dianne Reeves – Beautiful Life »

Dianne Reeves returns to music stores today with her new recording, Beautiful Life. As she mentions in her YouTube introduction, “It’s been about, what, five years since I’ve been in the studio. In that five years, I’ve lived a lot of life.” She’s got some all-stars joining her: Robert Glasper, Gregory Porter, Richard Bona, Terri Lyne […]

New Projects from Marcus Miller »

Marcus Miller recently posted on Facebook what he’s been up to: Finishing Alex Han’s first album, started work on Al Jarreau’s tribute to George Duke last week, writing for David Sanborn and myself. Don’t know about you but that sounds like a whole lot of awesome to me!

David Sanborn – Isn’t She Lovely »

I remember David Sanborn dedicated each of his recordings to his son Jonathan Sanborn. Looks like Jonathan is a bassist and has given David a couple of granddaughters! Check out this intimate video of the Sanborn men playing “Isn’t She Lovely?” in David’s home studio.

The Wonder of Christmas by Scott Wilkie »

Scott Wilkie has a new holiday recording called The Wonder of Christmas. It’s solo acoustic piano renditions of all of your seasonal favorites. And by “all,” I mean all. With 17 covers of the classics, you’ll find several that you’ll have on your Christmas playlist. I remember being impressed by Scott’s first recording, Boundless, nearly […]