Tag: jazz

Music You Need To Hear: Listen to Kamasi Washington’s “Fists Of Fury” and “The Space Travelers Lullaby”

Since he came on the scene a couple of years ago, Saxophonist Kamasi Washington has provided awe-inspiring soundscapes that simultaneously “do it for the culture”, and expose the listener to “high culture”. This continues with two more

Music Monday: Wynton Marsalis Septet-“United We Swing”

I’m really digging this all-star jazz and blues jam session featuring some of the most iconic voices to ever record music…we’re talking Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton, Ray Charles, Audra McDonald and many more…all accompanied by

Music Monday: Jose James-“The Dreamer-10th Anniversary Edition”

I feel like Vocal Jazz is in a new Golden Age, where artists have escaped the monotony of imitation and forged new paths for an old art form.  Jose James’ “The Dreamer” released in 2007, was

Music Monday: Great Music for Headphones Part 2

Last week I shared some albums I thought sounded really good while listening with some nice headphones. Today i’m sharing another playlist with some new and old songs i’m really digging during my headphone testing

Music You Need To Hear: Tigran Hamasyan-“For Gyumri”

Pianist and composer Tigran Hamasyan’s “For Gyumri”, his third recording on Nonesuch Records, is what I would call short and sweet. At only 5 tracks, it is technically an EP, but the combination of atmospheric

Music You Need To Hear: Melody Gardot-“Live In Europe”

In this edition of “Music You Need To Hear”, my weekly post where I point out a standout new release, i’m featuring Melody Gardot’s “Live In Europe”. I’m a big fan of Gardot’s music, since