Mainstream And Modern

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Mainstream and Modern features the very best of new modern jazz artists as well as enduring mainstream and straight ahead players.

Wj3 Records

Teodross Avery is an Oakland, California-born musical prodigy, who started playing the saxophone at age 13 after hearing John Coltrane's Giant Steps. He's had stops along the way including the Berklee School of Music, from where he was signed to GRP/Impulse! Records at age 19. Over the years he has scored soundtracks and performed with a diverse group that has included Roy Ayers, Mos Def, Joss Stone, Taleb Kweli, and Lauryn Hill. He wrote music for and performed on Amy Winehouse's debut album Frank.

Paul Shaw Quintet: Moment Of Clarity

Jan 10, 2021
Summit Records

Paul Shaw is a Jazz educator, session drummer and bandleader who has left his musical mark with projects over multiple decades including The Atlanta Swing Association, the Inside Out Quintet, and United States Air Force Falconnaires Big Band. He studied as a Jazz Studies Major at Georgia State University in Atlanta.

Michael Wolff: Bounce

Dec 20, 2020

Michael Wolff is one of those guys. A keyboardist and songwriter who's name might not jump out at you but over the decades he has worked live and on record with a list including Cannonball Adderly, Cal Tjader, Nancy Wilson and Warren Zevon. He recently overcame major health challenges, and this record, Bounce (Sunnyside Records) comes out of those trials.

Mack Avenue Music

Jazz Polymath Christian McBride is back with another new release from his Grammy Award-winning Big Band. The new record on Mack Avenue is called For Jimmy, Wes, and Oliver and is his tribute to late greats Jimmy Smith, Wes Montgomery, and Oliver Nelson.

MONK'estra Plays John Beasley

Nov 22, 2020

Pianist, Composer and Arranger John Beasley has released his third record with his MONK'estra, a big band augmented by some big Jazz names that takes on the canon of Thelonius Monk and others, as well as playing original compositions. On his latest release on Mack Avenue, MONK'estra Plays John Beasley, the MONK'estra is joined by players including Joey DeFrancesco, John Patitucci, Vinny Colaiuta and Hubert Laws as they play music from Monk, Charlie Parker and Duke Ellington.