Fresh from hitting a world tour alongside the legendary DJ Premier, trumpeter Takuya Kuroda is slated to release Zigzagger, his fifth studio album. Due for keep reading »
Drummer, vocalist, composer and bandleader Jamison Ross is tipped to be one of the jazz’s most important artists in the future. As a drummer he keep reading »
Bassist Ben Williams‘ compositions are some of the most broad-minded tunes being played at the moment. With his arrangements and compositions, he captures the spirit keep reading »
Ben Williams is one of the most in-demand bassists of his generation. “Ben has a fearless and open-minded approach to what music can be,” comments keep reading »
I was fortunate enough to catch Jamison Ross perform alongside Melissa Aldana back in November at Dizzy’s for their Prestige Records tribute concert and legendary recording engineer Rudy keep reading »
The competition is running deep this year between Blue Note Records and Concord Records for spot as the supreme voice in jazz (though we have to say, we love them both!). With Blue Note launching their highly regarded Spotify app this past September and an iOS app recently this year as well, it was about time Concord got into the app sphere—and that they did with the Stylus Jazz Discovery App for Spotify.
With Kendrick Scott’s latest Oracle record, ‘Conviction,’ topping the charts and making its way into iPods and computers around the world, we took some time to discuss the implications behind the meaning of the record as well as Kendrick’s entire perception of the drums as an instrument and more. Take a listen to the record, check out some of insight below, and grab yourself a copy today!
Leading up to the February 26th release of ‘Cover Art,’ we are bringing you interviews with the musicians and previews of the songs each one arranged for the record. Our last interview is with Chris Dunn, Senior A&R at Concord Records and Producer of the NEXT Collective.
Leading up to the February 26th release of ‘Cover Art,’ we will be bringing you interviews with the musicians and previews of the songs each one arranged for the record, so check back with us often! Christian Scott brought one of the heaviest tunes to ‘Cover Art’ in arranging “No Church In The Wild” off of Jay-Z & Kanye’s ‘Watch the Throne.’ As a special guest and “quasi-producer,” Scott brought us some insight and storytelling from the process in a style very much his own. Check out what he had to say.
Leading up to the February 26th release of ‘Cover Art,’ we will be bringing you interviews with the musicians and previews of the songs each one arranged for the record, so check back with us often! This past week we spoke with guitarist Matt Stevens who arranged “Oceans” by Pearl Jam for ‘Cover Art.’