Category: new releases

Amazon vs. iTunes: June Jazz »

There seems to be a higher-than-usual number of contemporary jazz recordings coming out this month. Here’s a quick breakdown of what the latest music costs at iTunes vs. the Amazon MP3 shop.   Amazon iTunes Pat Metheny What’s It All About $8.99 $11.99 Michael Franks Time Together $6.99 $9.99 Corea, Clarke & White Forever $15.00 […]

ContemporaryJazz.com Store Launches »

The ContemporaryJazz.com Store will feature a number of different categories, from new releases to best of lists. It’s just starting out and there are two departments to shop from so far – new releases and the 1988 store. Items are purchased from Amazon.com, which this site is a member of its affiliate program. The new […]

New CDs and DVDs In May »

Here is a list of new CDs and DVDs coming in May that I’m aware of. Click to order the CD from Amazon.com, or to download MP3s. Your purchases through these links help the site! May 5 Poogie Bell Band – Get on the Kit

New Jazz in April »

Here is a list of new releases coming in April that I’m aware of. Click to order the CD from Amazon.com, or to download MP3s. Your purchases through these links help the site! April 7 Cassandra Wilson – Closer To You – The Pop Side | Paul Brown and Marc Antoine – Foreign Exchange | […]

New Music in March »

Earlier this month, I posted some of the new contemporary jazz and jazz-related videos that have come out this year. Below are some of the new CDs that came out this month. On the carousel to order the latest from Diana Krall, Gregg Karukas, Chris Botti, the Rippingtons, Sean Jones, Chuck Loeb, Return To Forever, […]

Try It Out Tuesdays – The Rippingtons »

The new Rippingtons recording, Modern Art, is out today. The Rippingtons is a Russ Freeman project that I very much enjoyed in the 80s and 90s. Freeman has kept it going for over 20 years with above-average pop-jazz compositions and a changing roster of musicians. Modern Art marks some changes in the group: a new […]

New Music DVDs »

Here are some new DVDs you might be interested in. Some are already available and the rest will be out by the end of the month. Clicking through and buying these through Amazon.com earns the site a commission. Amazon.com Widgets

2009 Contemporary Jazz Preview »

One constant in the contemporary jazz world is the planning and reliable execution of Heads Up recordings. I just got the list for 2009 and it’s another winner for contemporary jazz fans. I’ll elaborate more in later posts but here’s what’s on the schedule: January Incognito – More Tales Remixed – remixes of songs from […]

September 30 New Releases – Lorber, Take 6, Bernard… »

Jeff Lorber – Heard ThatSome nice pop-jazz gems; guests include Rex Rideout, trumpeters Rick Braun and Ron King, and Gerald Albright. Buy the CD or DRM-free download at Amazon Buy the download from iTunes Will Bernard – Blue Plate Special Buy the CD at Amazon Buy the download from iTunes Take 6 – The StandardA […]

September 23rd Releases – Kenny Garrett, Fourplay, Spyro Gyra »

Kenny Garrett – Sketches of MD: Live At The Iridium. “I wanted to document the band I took on the road for Beyond the Wall while we were working with Pharoah and also write some new songs,” says Kenny of this new recording which features Pharoah Sanders. “The idea of doing the Miles-related songs just […]