Saturday, April 6th
Funkadelic R&B group Bad Rabbits have released another new song/video from their upcoming album "American Love" out May 14th. Entitled 'Doin It', this is the third single from the record.
Video can be seen here:
Thursday, January 24th
Legacy will be releasing the anticipated second addition to Miles Davis' 'Live in Europe 1967:
Best of the Bootleg' series on January 29th. The album captures three separate concert settings, starting with two
full-length (one hour-plus) sets at the Antibes Jazz Festival in France, in Stockholm as part of "The Newport Jazz
Festival In Europe," and a stunning 46-minute performance at the Berlin Philharmonie on DVD (in color).
The music of the album will feature pieces that are primarily derived from his Fusion era, with a significant number
of tracks being from Bitches Brew. But there will also be songs that represent the other musical phases in his
career, like those from his early Bop days to the modal period. The back-up band will consist of several famous
musicians such as Wayne Shorter, Chick Corea, Dave Holland, and Jack DeJohnette.
You can read more about the release and find out the lenghty tracklisting on M ...more
Wednesday, December 5th
The world of Jazz has been struck a horrible blow with the passing of legendary pianist Dave Brubeck. Dave Brubeck was renowned for turning the jazz world on it's head by utilizing the 5/4 time signature and released a string of successful albums with The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
Brubeck passed away due to heart failure in Connecticut, he was 91.
Friday, November 23rd
Tragic and unexpected news: composer and Brainfeeder associate Austin Peralta has sadly passed away at the age of 22.
A talented up-and-coming artist, Peralta had, by the age of 16, traveled the world with his own musical trio and released two solo albums in Japan (Maiden Voyage and Mantra, respectively). Recent years had seen the young virtuoso moving into more electronic territory, with his Endless Planets album providing yet another landmark release for Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint, and a true highlight in the 2011 musical calender. As well as acting as a backing musician for his label head on the latter's Until The Quiet Comes release, Peralta had also fulfilled roles for the likes of Jaga Jazzist, The Cinematic Orchestra and Erykah Badu.
Details surrounding the artist's tragic passing are, at this stage, unclear, though Flylo has taken to Twitter to express his condolences:
"It kills me to type that we lost a member of our family, Aus ...more
Tuesday, November 20th
Bad Rabbits have released their new single titled "We Can Roll" from their upcoming LP "American Love."
Friday, July 20th
Dan Briggs' recently formed jazz fusion band, Trioscapes, has confirmed a list of dates that they will be playing during September. Whether or not more dates will be added remains to be seen. The source does not indicate a headliner, but regardless they will be accompanied by Scale the Summit.
9/15- Dayton, OH - Spitfire
9/16- Toronto, ON - Wreck Room
9/17- Montreal, QC - Le Sala Rosa
9/18 - Boston, MA - TT's The Bear
9/19 - Brooklyn, NY - Knitting Factory
9/20 - Philadelphia, PA - The Barbary
9/21 - Greensboro, NC - Greene St.
Perhaps more information will be released through their facebook page:
Thursday, June 14th
British Jazz/Electronic group The Cinematic Orchestra will be releasing a collection of
tracks on the 25th of June, now available to pre-order.
As a sort of semi-compilation, the album will consist of some recordings by the band, as
well as some by artists such as Dorian Concept.
Streams for 3 of the new offerings, artwork and pre-order locations are all available from
Thursday, May 10th
T.R.A.M has released the official video to their song "Inverted Ballad" from their recent debut Lingua Franca.
Tuesday, April 3rd
Jazz outfit BADBADNOTGOOD have released their sophomore album, BBNG2, for free via their website.
1. Earl (Feat. Leland Whitty) - 03:46
2. Vices - 04:40
3. Rotten Decay - 06:31
4. Limit To Your Love - 04:30
5. Bastard / Lemonade - 07:04
6. CHSTR - 05:25
7. UWM (Feat. Leland Whitty) - 06:02
8. DMZ - 05:12
9. CMYK - 05:16
10. Flashing Lights - 07:16
11. You Made Me Realise (Feat. Luan Phung) - 05:21
Friday, March 30th
Carlos Santana is issuing his 36th album in May 15th, titled Shape Shifter.
Santana's new album signifies a shift from previous releases, as it includes mostly unreleased instrumental tracks recorded since the late '90s and saved for the needs of an instrumental release.
The track list of the album is as follows:
1. Shape Shifter
5. Angelica Faith
6. Never The Same Again
7. In The Light of a New Day
8. Spark of the Divine
9. Macumba In Budapest
10. Mr. Szabo
11. Erez La Luz
13. Ah, Sweet Dancer
Wednesday, March 21st
Contemporary jazz musician Esperanza Spalding is now streaming her new album, Radio Music Society.
Stream: http://www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=1&islist=false&id=1479 79893&m=147985048
Review (NPR): http://www.npr.org/2012/03/11/147979893/first-listen-esperanza-spalding-radio-music-society
Monday, March 12th
Jazz fusion group Trioscapes, featuring Dan Briggs of Between the Buried and Me, have announced the release of their debut album, entitled "Separate Realities," to be May 8th. The trio has also released a mastered version of their song "Blast Off" which is streaming on Metalblade.
Monday, February 13th
L.A. based progressive act T.R.A.M. have released a new track from their upcoming debut album Lingua Franca titled "Endeavor". They have also released the track list and album art to their debut. The track can be found via the band's facebook page. Lingua Franca is scheduled for release on February 28th through Sumerian Records.
Friday, February 3rd
Discussions regarding MHB's history, composing music, and regarding music in general. Check out the complete interview here:
Wednesday, December 14th
Hip-hop/Jazz trio BADBADNOTGOOD have released a new single titled "Rotten Decay" on YouTube and is also available as a free download.
Tuesday, January 18th
Boston pop rock group Bad Rabbits have posted a cover of Deftones' 'Sextape' on Youtube.
Friday, December 31st
Progressive deathcore act "Permillisecond" have released a new song entitled "Attaining Purpose." The song is the second of a variety of singles that Permillisecond will be releasing every two weeks rather than releasing a traditional EP, as stated by the band on their myspace:
"We're tired of holding out and sick of annoying teasers! We are going to release a new song on new years eve. It will be one of 5 new songs to be released. We've decided to release each of these individually, rather than put out a traditional EP. We are excited to share the material that is ready and do not want to further delay it's release. *Expect a new song every couple of weeks.*"
Here is a link to their new song:
Monday, December 27th
American soul/r&b singer Teena Marie has died at the age of 54.
Marie, who was born Mary Brockert in 1956, was found dead in her home by her daughter on Sunday morning. No cause of death was given, however it has been suggested her death was linked with a seizure she suffered last month.
Marie, a protégé of Rick James, was one of the few white r&b singers to enjoy sustained success through the '80s, christening herself the "Ivory Queen of Soul."
She is best known for her 1985 hit 'Lovergirl.' However her most lasting contribution to music was the so-called Brockert Initiative, a legal case taken by Marie against her label Motown, which established the artist's right to walk away from a contract if the label refuses to release new material.
Wednesday, July 7th
In what many individuals (meaning Wikipedia) have described as "signs of early Alzheimers" and "a facepalm of epic proportions", Prince has ended his long struggle to stop people from listening to his music by officially declaring the internet dead.
"The internet is completely over," Prince proclaimed in an interview with the UK's Daily Mirror newspaper, which was later posted onto the website with no apparent delay. "I don't see why I should give my new music to iTunes or anyone else. They won't pay me an advance for it and then they get angry when they can't get it.
"The internet's like MTV. At one time MTV was hip and suddenly it became outdated. Anyway, all these computers and digital gadgets are no good.
"They just fill your head with numbers and that can't be good for you."
Prince will release a brand new album, 20TEN, free with the Saturday edition of the UK's Daily Mir ...more
Thursday, March 18th
Babyfaced British jazz midget Jamie Cullum delivered his own take on Rihanna's 'Don't Stop The Music' on the Ellen Show this morning.
Tuesday, February 16th
Bandleader Kevin Eubanks, longtime leader of Jay Leno's Tonight Show and Prime Time Show bands, will leave the partnership when Leno resumes his Tonight Show berth later next month.
The show is due to begin airing on March 1, and guitarist Eubanks, who is currently negotiating the terms of his departure, will continue to perform on the show until a replacement is found and bedded in.
A statement by network NBC read: “Kevin has expressed interest in pursuing personal touring and recording opportunities; however, he will be with the show when it returns.”
Eubanks did not offer any specific reason for his departure, however the renowned jazz guitarist has been a member of Leno's band for over 17 years, taking over the role of bandleader from Branford Marsalis in 1995.
Tuesday, December 8th
Sade, the British five-piece fronted by the eponymous Sade Adu, have posted 'Soldier Of Love,' their first release in ten years and the title track to their forthcoming album, to their official website.
Soldier Of Love is scheduled for release on February 8.
Saturday, October 31st
Australian band Mammal have broken up. In a statement released to fans the band claim that “Due to long standing personal, political, musical and business differences, Mammal has decided it cannot continue and is no more…”
3 of the band's members (Pete Williamson, Nick Adams and Zane Rosanoski) will continue on together in a new project, while frontman Ezekiel Ox will release the debut album from his The Ox And The Fury project in early 2010.
Thursday, August 20th
Kind of Bloop, a donation-funded 8-bit recreation of Miles Davis's 1959 jazz release Kind of Blue by internet chiptune artists Ast0r, Sergeeo, Virt, Shnabubula, and Disasterpeace has been mastered and released for digital download.
Preview several tracks from the release or grab the entire album in high-quality MP3 or FLAC for a mere $5 below.
Information about the origins of the project: http://waxy.org/2009/05/kind_of_bloop/
Thursday, June 11th
Prince has been seen sporting a diamoned/pearl studded cane but not just because it's sparkly. In sad news, it seems as the many-named singer has been experiencing hip problems since 2005. Recently, the extremity of the problem has been growing.
The problem comes in with Prince's religion. Jehovah's Witnesses don't believe in blood transfusions. Without one, it's unlikely the problem will cease. The singer has been 'popping painkillers and hoping that it goes away.' Rumors exist, however, that the singer is open to 'secret surgeries'.
Friday, May 15th
Former NBA Player/Jazz musician Wayman Tisdale has died after a two year battler with cancer. Tisdale was a star for the Oklahoma Sooners, before a 12-year career in the NBA. Tisdale also released eight Jazz albums throughout his music career. He lost one of his legs due to the disease. He was 44.
Thursday, May 14th
Kind of Bloop: An 8-Bit Tribute to Miles Davis
"About this Project
What would the pioneers of jazz sound like on a Nintendo Entertainment System? Coltrane on a C-64? Mingus on Amiga? For years, I've wondered what "chiptune jazz" would sound like, but there are only a tiny handful of jazz covers ever made.
To satisfy my curiosity — and commemorate the 50th anniversary of Miles Davis's "Kind of Blue" — I've asked five brilliant chiptune musicians to collaborate and reinvent the entire album in the 8-bit sound.
The lineup, in alphabetical order:
Ast0r (Chris J. Hampton)
Disasterpeace (Rich Vreeland)
Sergeeo (Sergio de Prado)
Shnabubula (Samuel Ascher-Weiss)
Virt (Jake Kaufman)
To create this album, I hope to raise $2,000 to pay royalties, pay the artists, and print CDs. Legally releasing cover songs requires paying mechanical licenses to the song publishers through the Harry Fox Agency, totaling about ...more
Tuesday, February 3rd
Aussie funk rockers Mammal have announced that they will be recording their second live album in the coming weeks.
[quote=Mammal]We have decided to record our second live album "Vol 2:(yet to be named)". It is going to be an epic as we record it over three shows at the Annandale Hotel in Sydney! We are going to have some special guests and try and record as much of the Mammal catalogue as possible. Fingers crossed we will also have some new tunes!
The band has just finished the Big Day Out tour of Australia.
Wednesday, December 31st
Taken from VOAnews.com
Grammy Award-winning jazz trumpeter Freddie Hubbard died Monday, Dec. 29 in Los Angeles, California, of complications from a recent heart attack. He was 70-years-old. The musician helped bridge the gap between be-bop and jazz fusion.
Freddie Hubbard's esteemed career combined raw talent and a little bit of luck. As a teenager, he worked with guitarist Wes Montgomery in his hometown of Indianapolis, Indiana. Later, at age 20, Freddie moved to New York, and performed with some of the top names in jazz, from fellow trumpeter Miles Davis to John Coltrane and Quincy Jones.
Hubbard rose to new heights during a stint with Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers. His virtuosity caught the attention of jazz critic Leonard Feather who called him "one of the most skilled, original and forceful trumpeters of the 1960s."
Hubbard performed on more than 300 recordings, including his all-time best-seller, Red Clay. That, along with his Grammy-winning ...more
Friday, August 15th
Upcoming Aussie hard rockers Mammal have released a new music video for The Majority off their upcoming debut studio album also titled The Majority.
The album will be released on the 30th of August in Australia.