BWB – Human Nature

Title:  Human Nature Artist: BWB Label: Heads Up International Formats: CD, MP3 Release date: June 18, 2013     Human Nature, a “reimagining of eleven selections made famous by the King of Pop, Michael Jackson,” marks the second album by … Continue reading

After 7 – Timeless

Title: Timeless Artist: After 7 Label: Entertainment One Formats: CD, MP3 Release date: October 14, 2016   Vocal group After 7 returns after an eleven year hiatus with their album Timeless.  On this new outing the core members of the … Continue reading

Valerie June – The Moon and Stars

  Title: The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for DreamersArtist: Valerie JuneLabel: FantasyFormats: CD, LP, DigitalRelease date: March 12, 2021   Valerie June’s The Moon and Stars: Prescriptions for Dreamers is an amalgam of genres, referencing 1960s psychedelia, 1980s pop, gospel, … Continue reading

Charles McPherson – Jazz Dance Suites

  Title: Jazz Dance Suites Artist: Charles McPhersonLabel: Chazz Mack MusicFormats: CD, Digital  Release date: September 25, 2020   Distinguished alto saxophonist, composer and bandleader Charles McPherson, known for his bebop and bluesy style and improvisational ingenuity, adds to his plethora … Continue reading

Works by William Dawson & Ulysses Kay

Title: William Dawson Negro Folk Symphony/Ulysses Kay Fantasy Variations & Umbrian SceneArtist: ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra; Arthur Fagan, cond.Label: Naxos Formats: CD, DigitalRelease date: June 16, 2020   Whether intentional or not, Naxos picked an opportune time to release … Continue reading

Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz Orchestra – Jazz Party

  Title: Jazz PartyArtist: Delfeayo Marsalis & Uptown Jazz OrchestraLabel: Troubadour Jass Formats: CD, DigitalRelease date: February 7, 2020   Prominent jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis returns with his seventh studio album, Jazz Party, featuring his electrifying Uptown Jazz Orchestra (UJO). … Continue reading

The Last Poets – Understand What Black Is

Title: Understand What Black Is Artist: The Last Poets Label: StudioRockers Formats: CD, Digital Release Date: May 19, 2018     Before Sugar Hill Gang released “Rappers Delight” in 1979, marking the first hip hop record in history, there was … Continue reading

Project Mama Earth

Title: Project Mama Earth Artist: Project Mama Earth Label: Provogue Formats: CD, Vinyl, streaming Date: November 10th, 2017     In June of 2017, five world renowned musicians came together to embark on a bold new project with no songs … Continue reading

Ghostpoet – Dark Days + Canapés

Title: Dark Days + Canapés Artist: Ghostpoet Label: Play It Again Sam Formats: CD, Vinyl, MP3 Release date: August 18, 2017     Ghostpoet (aka Obaro Ejimiwe) is a British vocalist and musician known for his beat-driven arrangements and meaningful … Continue reading

Eric Bibb – Migration Blues

Title: Migration Blues Artist: Eric Bibb Label: Stony Plain Formats: CD, MP3 Release date: March 31, 2017   “Blues was born of forced migration”— Michael Jerome Browne Award-winning blues singer/songwriter Eric Bibb has offered fans a new album almost every … Continue reading

Randy Weston African Rhythms – The African Nubian Suite

Title: The African Nubian Suite Artist: Randy Weston African Rhythms Label: African Rhythms Formats: 2-CD set, MP3 Release date: January 20, 2017   Released just in time for Black History Month, jazz elder Randy Weston’s epic work, The African Nubian … Continue reading

André Cymone – Black Man in America

Title: Black Man in America Artist: André Cymone Label: Bandcamp Format: MP3 Release date: September 30, 2016   André Cymone is perhaps best known for his friendship and collaboration with Prince, a relationship that has been brought back into the … Continue reading