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‘Detroit Rising’ Release to Celebrate Funkadelic

‘Detroit Rising’ Release to Celebrate Funkadelic

DETROIT RISING: A COSMIC JAZZ FUNK ADVENTURE, an unprecedented project created by universally respected musicians, including current and original members of the archetypal funk band Parliament-Funkadelic, is going to bring a new style of funk to audiences this spring. The hybrid jazz-funk and R&B-flavored album, set for release Friday, March 30 via Down Jazz Records, is a collaboration between... »

New Box Set From Miles & Trane Documents the Final Tour

New Box Set From Miles & Trane Documents the Final Tour

Miles Davis led several seminal groups in jazz history. Although the 1960s quintet with Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams gets the most props, the group preceding that influential ensemble featured John Coltrane, Wynton Kelly, Paul Chambers and Jimmy Cobb, who had been playing together since Kind of Blue and were touring regularly throughout Europe. On March 23, Columbia/... »

All-Star John Abercrombie Tribute Coming to Brooklyn in March

All-Star John Abercrombie Tribute Coming to Brooklyn in March

On Monday, March 26, an all-star assemblage of John Abercrombie’s collaborators, friends and admirers will perform a concert in tribute to the late guitarist in Brooklyn. Held at the performing-arts venue Roulette, the show will feature drummers Jack DeJohnette, Joey Baron and Adam Nussbaum; guitarists Nels Cline, Bill Frisell, Ralph Towner and John Scofield; pianist Marc Copland; violinist Mark F... »

Chick Corea and Steve Gadd Release ‘Chinese Butterfly’

Chick Corea and Steve Gadd Release ‘Chinese Butterfly’

Fifty-year musical partnerships are rare. But the bond between keyboard virtuoso Chick Corea and master drummer Steve Gadd is legendary: five decades after they first met, Corea and Gadd are making some of the most vital, adventurous music they’ve ever created. Barn-storming funk-based workouts, dazzling and intimate lyrical excursions and Spanish-hearted improvisations set a new standard for no-b... »

Peter Erskine Returns with the Dr. Um Band

Peter Erskine Returns with the Dr. Um Band

On Call is the 3rd album (and a 2-CD set, no less) by Peter Erskine & The Dr. Um Band, a double-CD package with six studio and five ‘live’ tracks, featuring keyboardist/arranger John Beasley, saxophonist Bob Sheppard, bass phenom Benjamin Shepherd and legendary drummer Peter Erskine. Release date is March 16, 2018. With an album cover that recalls Weather Report‘s ‘Nigh... »

Watch Oteil & Friends Live from Brooklyn Bowl

Watch Oteil & Friends Live from Brooklyn Bowl

Watch Oteil & Friends w/ Melvin Seals, Scott Metzger, John Kadlecik, Jay Lane, Weedie Braimah, and Alfreda Gerald live from Brooklyn Bowl on Tuesday, January 16, 2018, courtesy of Brooklyn Bowl and Relix magazine.. The band takes the stage at 18:30 into the webcast video. Two-time Grammy winning bassist Oteil Burbridge has been in the music business touring and recording for over three decades... »

Hear Oz Noy’s Interview with Slickster Magazine

Hear Oz Noy’s Interview with Slickster Magazine

While on tour back in September, Abstract Logix artist Oz Noy gave an interview to Slickster Magazine. He discusses influences, the genesis of his new project Ozone Squeeze, and more. Click here to check it out.   »

Forq Announces February USA Tour

Forq Announces February USA Tour

Forq is an instrumental quartet with an aggressive sound and a penchant for sonic exploration. This all-star band based has just completed their third album – Thrēq – which was released on August 4, 2017. Originally founded by keyboardist Henry Hey (David Bowie, Empire of the Sun, Jeff “Tain” Watts) and bassist Michael League (Grammy-winning founder of Snarky Puppy), Forq i... »

Listen to Oz Noy’s Conversation with Shane Theriot

Listen to Oz Noy’s Conversation with Shane Theriot

Guitarist Shane Theriot‘s guest on the latest episode of his podcast Riff Raff, Episode 22 is Abstract Logix artist Oz Noy. One of the most accomplished guitarists out there on the scene today, Oz has it all- amazing chops, vocabulary, technique, all delivered with touch, soul and tone. His 9 solo records capture all of this and, if that’s not enough there’s more; he uses the bes... »

First Annual Jazz Congress Schedule Announced

First Annual Jazz Congress Schedule Announced

The Jazz Congress, a new annual conference organized by JazzTimes magazine and Jazz at Lincoln Center, will bring together artists, media and industry leaders from the global jazz community to exchange ideas and resources. The 2018 Jazz Congress, featuring a series of panels, workshops, meetings and performances, will be held on January 11-12, 2018 at Frederick P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincol... »

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