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Husson University Presents "Teaching The Eye To Hear: Musical Reflections On Henri Matisse's 'Jazz'"
16.10.2016 The Matisse Jazz Project is a musical concert inspired by the iconic cut paper collages of Henri Matisse, a leading figure in modern art. The free multi-media concert event will be at Husson University's Gracie Theatre on Thursday, October 13 with two performances at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. read more

Joseph Freije Releases New LP Record 'If Light Had Emotions'
16.10.2016 The composer of fusion music known as Joseph P. Freije has released his sixth LP album for 2016, "If Light Had Emotions." The record contains 12 original Freije electronica tracks for an approximate total listening time of 50 minutes. It has been published by Phrygian Music, as have all the Joseph Freije albums available today. read more

World Premiere Of Franzetti's In The Key Of Jazz: Suite For Classical Guitar And Jazz Orchestra
15.10.2016 On October 21, the Manhattan School of Music Jazz Orchestra will perform the world premiere of Carlos Franzetti's In the Key of Jazz: Suite for Classical Guitar and Jazz Orchestra, featuring Grammy nominee Sergio Puccini on guitar, under the direction of MSM's Justin DiCioccio. read more

BIX: new 'Echoes' album | sold-out concert 'Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic'
15.10.2016 Out now - new double album CD: "BIX - A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke" (ACT music) presented at sold out concert'Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic' with 'ECHOES OF SWING' & Friends featuring Colin T. Dawson, Chris Hopkins, Bernd Lhotzky, Oliver Mewes as well as Shannon Barnett, Henning Gailing, Mulo Francel and Pete York This 2-CD set "BIX - A Tribute to Bix Beiderbecke" is a homage to an often forgotten legend and key figure in jazz. Besides Louis Armstrong, American jazz cornetist and pianist Leon Bismark 'Bix' Beiderbecke was one of the most influential jazz soloists of the 1920s. read more

David Haney with Billy Martin and friends: Billy's Birthday Bash
15.10.2016 A rare chance to hear masters of improvisation who really know how to play to the hearts of people. Celebrating his 53rd birthday, Billy Martin (Medeski, Martin and Wood) is teamed up with pianist David Haney; bassist Adam Lane; reed player Daniel Carter; and flutist Yael Acher; for a night of musical interactive wonder and celebration. read more

Nicolas Meier Feat. Jimmy Haslip & Vinnie Colaiuta; New Studio Album On Favored Nations
14.10.2016 It is rare to come across a musician whose vision for his instrument is so vastly expansive as that of Swiss-born Nicolas Meier. Even rarer still is finding a level of creative brilliance, precision and an almost reverential sensitivity - delivered with conviction and authority, no less! - in so many distinctly different musical settings ... but here's your proof! The a bum Infinity is, at its core, a trio outing; supported by the sublime efforts of legendary LA studio veterans, bassist Jimmy Haslip, and drummer Vinnie Colaiuta. read more

IPO Recordings Launches Classic Modern Jazz Radio
14.10.2016 IPO Recordings has started a proprietary "radio" offering of its catalog, focused principally on classic modern jazz, a period that has often been marginalized by the major labels. read more

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FREE live music at BMI's Acoustic Lounge- Tuesday 10/25 at the Rockwood NYC
11.10.2016 BMI's next Acoustic Lounge is happening Tuesday, October 25th at the Rockwood Music Hall - Stage 1 (196 Allen St., New York, NY). The evening will feature music by singer-songwriters Justin Baron and Meghann Wright. The show begins at 8PM and admission is absolutely FREE! read more

Rolling Stones to release first new album in over a decade
07.10.2016 The Rolling Stones are going back to their blues roots. The band on Thursday confirmed the upcoming release of their first studio album in over a decade, titled "Blue & Lonesome." The record is being touted as the band's "return to the blues, " which a press release announcing the album called "the heart and soul of The Rolling Stones." "Blue & Lonesome" will be released December 2. read more

Rhythm Express - I Can't Stand The Rain (Soul)
04.10.2016 The Rhythm Express invites all to invite March in with a Memphis Soul classic "I Can't Stand the Rain." "I Can't Stand the Rain" is the fourth single celebrating the grand history of roots singers by the Rhythm Express. Selena Evangeline led last season with Judy Mowatt's 1972 ode to the hardships and struggles of women - "Black Woman" followed by Gizelle Smith's empowering, "Hold Fast, " then Ammoye's tribute to Phillis Dillon, "Midnight Confessions, " now Selena comes full circle with a remake of Ann Peeble's classic 1974 rhythm & blues hit. read more

GUERNSEY'S Johnny Winter Auction
27.09.2016 "... A 130-pound, cross-eyed albino with long fleecy hair playing some of the gutsiest, fluid blues guitar you ever heard." So said Rolling Stone in 1968 when describing a young, raw and riveting Johnny Winter. Through the decades, his music thrilled millions and for many, the treasures he left behind will be both poignant and magical. read more

world music news

For The 59th Grammy AwardsЃ INDUS RAAG 2 - Karachi Concerts
15.10.2016 INDUS RAAG 2 - Pakistani and Indian classical, folk and world Fusion at its bestЕ An award-winning album 65 musicians from all over the world enter into an artistic venture to create Karachi Concerts + live sessions - 6 Audio CDs - 1 DVD -1 Booklet. Total of 10+ hours of enchanting music. One of the biggest albums submitted for consideration in 59th Grammy's in World Music and Craft categories. read more

DeCalamus debut album
04.10.2016 Val di Comino, the territory native to the cultural roots of the vocal-instrumental (large ensemble), is a land of people, families and groups that have been constantly in movement, swarming in Europe and the rest of the world: artisans, experts of restoration and hospitality, with innovative and successful outcomes, whose names are not cited here (too much space would be necessary.) Also, it's a land of musicians: some of those who left were itinerant musicians, at the service of devotional practices very common in the Christian environment, powered by the typical "tools' of that lifestyle: read more

Katie Melua's 'In Winter' Featuring 25-Member Georgian Gori Women's Choir Out October 14 (BMG)
01.10.2016 Katie Melua's seasonal new album 'In Winter' finds one of the UK's most successful recording artists of the millennium returning to her native country of Georgia and recording this stunning, ethereal project with the 25-member Gori Women's Choir. The project required Katie and an engineer to fly to Georgia with 12 boxes of equipment and build a DIY studio in a community center there. The 10-track collection is deeply rich with personal stories and cultural history, from surprising selections by Joni Mitchell, a traditional Ukrainian carol and Rachmaninoff to original songs inspired by Georgia's civil war and the commercialism of the holiday season. 'In Winter' will be released October 14 on BMG. read more

Marconi Union Explores Musical Themes Of Abandonment And Past Societies
29.09.2016 Ghost Stations, the ninth studio album by UK-based Marconi Union, combines many aspects of their classic electronic sound with some new musical elements that take the music in exciting and unexpected directions and is released on the UK ambient label, Just Music. After fourteen years of writing and performing, the trio founder members Richard Talbot and Jamie Crossley with keyboard player Duncan Meadows are thought to be "amongst today's most talented musicians" according to London's Sunday Times. They have continually steadily developed and refined a unique musical identity, evoking emotions by gracefully blending elements of dub, jazz, ambience and electronica within their richly melodic compositions. read more

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