Cameron Graves – Planetary Prince

Title: Planetary Prince Artist: Cameron Graves Label: Sterling Silver Productions Format: CD Release date: June 10, 2016     Perhaps best known for their participation on Kamasi Washington’s monumental LP The Epic (released in May 2015), the West Coast Get … Continue reading

Cameron Graves – Seven

  Title: SevenArtist: Cameron GravesLabel: Artistry Music/Mack AvenueFormats: CD, LP, DigitalRelease date: February 19, 2021   Pianist-composer Cameron Graves initially achieved acclaim as a member of the West Coast Get Down, a collective of L.A. jazz musicians that includes Kamasi Washington and … Continue reading

The Stanley Clarke Band – The Message

  Title: The Message Artist: The Stanley Clarke Band Label: Mack Avenue Formats: CD, MP3 Release date: June 29, 2018   The release of Stanley Clarke’s latest album, The Message, comprises magnetic compositions that incorporate various elements of funk, jazz-fusion, … Continue reading

February 2017 Releases of Note

Following are additional albums released during February 2017—some will be reviewed in future issues of Black Grooves. Blues, Folk Country Eddie Bo, Chris Barber: The 1991 Sea-Saint Sessions (Last Music Co.) Hayes McMullan: Everyday Seem Like Murder Here (LITA) Classical, … Continue reading

Miles Mosley – Uprising

Title: Uprising Artist: Miles Mosley Label: World Galaxy / Alpha Pup Formats: CD, LP, MP3 Release date: January 27, 2017   When press releases surrounding Miles Mosley’s latest project were circulated last fall, little did we know just how strongly … Continue reading