• New Jazz Adds – 7/21/2016

    New Jazz Adds – 7/21/2016 Carla Bley / Andy Sheppard / Steve Swallow – Andando el Tiempo (ECM): The longterm partnership between pianist Carla Bley and bassist Steve Swallow has been one of the fascinating and beautiful evolutions in jazz and adding Andy Sheppard (soprano, tenor sax) truly completes the sound. Bley composed each of […]

  • Rhythm & Romance – After more than 2 decades, only 3 shows left!

    Illustration by Charles Peale After 26 years on-air, Rhythm & Romance will have its final show on Tuesday, August 16, from 9am-12pm. Host Charles Peale can still recall the very show he ever did: June 11, 1990. Back then it was called “The Jazz Pop Relationship” as he wanted to show the correlations and connections […]

  • New Blues News – 7/19/2016

    New Blues News – 7/19/2016 Bonefish Johnny – Sings The Blues (Neverglades): Journeyman blues singer / rhythm guitarist Bonefish Johnny with Jeff Renza (bass, drums) and Bob Taylor (keyboards, percussion) release what appears his second disc. The sound is rockin’ blues of the style reminiscent of the blues and boogie bands of a couple of […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 7/14/2016

    New Jazz Adds – 7/14/2016 A Bu – Butterflies Fly In Pairs (Sennheiser Media): Pianist / composer A Bu, having recorded his first disc at age 14 and won the Montreux Solo Jazz Piano competition last year, now releases his first set of original compositions this year. In addition to piano, A Bu plays keyboards […]

  • New Blues News – 7/11/2016

    New Blues News – 7/11/2016 The Paul Deslauriers Band – Relentless (Self-produced): Montreal blues rock trio featuring Deslauriers on guitar and vocals, (piano, theremin, too); Greg Morency (bass); and Sam Harrison (drums) with nine new originals. The songs are a straight-forward blend with a good solid blues foundation that only gives way to Deslauriers’ fiery […]

  • Bobby Read on Jazz Messenger (July 8)

    Bobby Read returns to the Jazz Messenger this Friday, July 8, to talk about his upcoming concert at the anteroom this Sunday, July 10.  WTJU will broadcast the last hour of the concert from 9-10pm. More details can be found here.

  • New Jazz Adds – 7/5/2016

    New Jazz Adds – 7/5/2016 Malou Beauvoir – Is This Love (Panthera): Malou Beauvoir is a multi-faceted singer/songwriter with a rich and velvety voice. She is primarily a jazz singer, but she also composes and draws from pop writers and the Great American songbook. She tells us in the notes that this disc, her first […]

  • New Blues News – 7/4/2016

    New Blues News – 7/4/2016 Allen-Lamun Band – Maybe It’s A Good Thing (Self-produced): Husband and wife singing and songwriting duo, Laura Lamun and Dave Allen create a soul blues sound that focuses on the singing. Their most effective and infectious vocals are when they are singing as a duo on their uptempo songs. The […]

  • New Jazz Adds – 6/28/2016

    New Jazz Adds – 6/28/2016 Steve Bach – 8 Keys (8 Keys): Veteran pianist Bach has more recently returned to performance as a leader of his own trio after many years performing with Stanley Clarke, Flora Purim and Airto Moreira,  Sergio Mendes, and Andy Williams. He also performed as a musician with Cirque de Soleil […]