The Balance

10 albums you need to know about: June 2019

The return of a South African jazz legend; new records redefining the role of the harp within jazz; the debut of a new, boundary-defying ensemble. All this and more on this month’s list of ten albums you need to know about....

Lush Life

LUSH LIFE

LUSH LIFE Presents Abdullah Ibrahim Solo Piano Concert 2019 at Kamigamo Shrine. 2019.9.28 (sat) / 29 (sun) 開催決定!詳細は、Facebook, Twitterにて後日あらためてお知らせします。(GW前後予定)...

Abdullah

Abdullah Ibrahim signs with Gearbox Records

gearboxrecords huge announcement: The legendary South African pianist and composer Abdullah Ibrahim (aka Dollar Brand) has signed to Gearbox. Abdullah has been making music since the 40s, and has collaborated with the likes of Duke Ellington, Don Cherry, and Archie Shepp. A prolific composer, his...

2019 Jazz Masters

National Endowment for the Arts Names 2019 Jazz Masters

It is a springtime rite of passage eagerly awaited by jazz enthusiasts. The 2019 National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced four greats who will join an esteemed group of jazz giants. This year’s honorees are: Stanley Crouch – jazz historian, author, critic, co-founder of...