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This past month Dr. Lonnie released ‘In the Beginning’ which revisits twelve compositions from early in his career with a brand new octet of talented musicians. We sat down to discuss the new record as well as to take a look back at the legendary career of one of the most influential organists alive.

One of the most talented saxophonists on the scene today, Jaleel Shaw, has released a new record on his very own Changu Records entitled The Soundtrack of Things to Come. The most incredible part is that Shaw self-financed the entire record and everything involved from money he saved. Though the state of the music business is dismal, it is incredibly exciting to see musicians and bandleaders like Jaleel taking matters into their own hands and continuing to take the music to the next level.

Esperanza Spalding drops Radio Music Society today featuring producer, Q-Tip and special guests Joe Lovano, Terri Lyne Carrington, Billy Hart, Jack DeJohnette, Lalah Hathaway, Algebra Blessett, and more. The groove-oriented album is rooted is rooted in jazz sensibilities, but made for the average music consumer. It is both relatable and intricate, paying homage to legends and unknowns alike.

In anticipation of her debut release, Prisoner of Love, vocalist/composer Marianne Solivan will be featured live with both a performance and interview on WNYC from 2pm-3pm. Moreover, you can check out the Marianne Solivan Quartet featuring Xavier Davis on piano, Yotam Silberstein on guitar, Boris Koslov on bass, and Jerome Jennings on drums, at Dizzy’s this week (3/6-3/10) beginning at 11pm.