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Saxophonist Marcus Strickland is back with the premiere of “Alive,” ahead of his March 16th SXSW debut at The Elephant Room. Featuring Jean Baylor on keep reading »

Already one of the last decade’s favorite vocalists, José James is out to prove there’s no genre, or career, that he can’t perfect. James dropped keep reading »

As much as plaudits are rightfully showered to the men and women who continually push creative and technical boundaries on their respective instrument, the same keep reading »

Fresh from the success of his re-interpretation of Janet Jackson’s “Let’s Wait Awhile” from Supreme Sonacy Vol. 1, Marcus Strickland is slated to drop his keep reading »

There is no guitar player that sounds like Lionel Loueke. Leaving aside his immediately recognizable vocalizations and complex compositions, we’re still left with his phrasing, which keep reading »

The release of Otis Brown III‘s The Thought Of You on September 23, 2014 was a momentous occasion for several reasons. For one, it marked the keep reading »

Guitarist/composer/innovator Lionel Loueke first garnered acclaim as a member of Terence Blanchard’s band, which he joined while still a student at the Thelonious Monk Institute keep reading »

Anyone familiar with some of the most influential albums of the last ten years, including Terence Blanchard‘s Grammy award winning A Tale of God’s Will and Gretchen keep reading »

“Sonacy” is an undefined derivative of sound where the lines between genres are blurred. It takes place where the heart, mind and soul come together keep reading »

Any fan of contemporary, improvisational music is familiar with the groundbreaking work of Robert Glasper. Whether with his trio or The Experiment, his much imitated sound keep reading »