Jazz

The Recording Academy™ Remembers Reggie Lucas

As an accomplished guitarist, producer, and songwriter, GRAMMY® winner Reggie Lucas was highly regarded as a versatile music creator. Having first achieved success playing guitar in Miles Davis’ band while still a teenager, Reggie went on to work with a wide range of impressive acts including the Four Tops, Lou Rawls, and Madonna. Along with James Mtume, he earned a GRAMMY Award for Best Rhythm & Blues …

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John Coltrane’s Iconic ‘Blue Train’ Album To Be Released In A Limited 60th Anniversary Color Vinyl LP Edition Available Exclusively From The Sound Of Vinyl

Special Edition 180-Gram LP on Opaque Blue with Black Swirls Vinyl Limited to 1000 Copies Worldwide On March 9, John Coltrane’s transcendent Blue Train album will be released in a limited 60th Anniversary color vinyl LP edition by Blue Note/UMe. Limited to 1000 copies worldwide and available exclusively from The Sound of Vinyl, the collectible special edition presents the classic album’s …

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Blue Engine Records Announces Star-Studded Album ‘United We Swing: Best of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Galas’

Blue Engine Records Announces Star-Studded Album UNITED WE SWING: BEST OF THE JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER GALAS Features Wynton Marsalis in once-in-a-lifetime collaborations with the Blind Boys of Alabama, Jimmy Buffett, Ray Charles, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Lenny Kravitz, John Legend, Lyle Lovett, John Mayer, Audra McDonald, Natalie Merchant, Willie Nelson, Carrie Smith, James Taylor, Susan Tedeschi, …

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Jazz Sitcom Stirs Up Controversy With White College Students

AFTER NEW JAZZ SITCOM GOES LIVE, WHITE COLLEGE STUDENTS RANT SAYING “JAZZ WAS SAVED BY WHITE PEOPLE” AND “BLACK PEOPLE DON’T LISTEN TO IT ANYMORE” A controversy arose on social media following a recent BlackNews.com story entitled, “Giant Steps TV Show — America’s First Jazz Sitcom Launches on Amazon” which was published on October, 31, 2017. Apparently, …

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GIANT STEPS TV SHOW — AMERICA’S FIRST JAZZ SITCOM LAUNCHES ON AMAZON

Giant Steps, a new sitcom starring three very accomplished Black jazz musicians, has just been released on Amazon Prime. Dubbed “America’s First Jazz Sitcom,” Giant Steps, which is shot in Harlem, is an old-school comedy in the spirit of Sanford and Son and stars legendary bassist Mickey Bass, Duke Ellington Orchestra alum and creator Gregory Charles Royal, and …

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