April 19 2019
Vibraphonist Joel Ross has revealed “Yana,” another new track from his auspicious debut album KingMaker, which comes out May 3. Ross will be celebrating the album’s release at Jazz Standard in New York City on June 4-5 and Pizza Express in London on July 10-11. This Spring and Summer he’ll also be appearing at festivals in the U.S. (Atlanta & Newport) and Europe (North Sea & Umbria), in addition to upcoming tour stops in Brooklyn, Washington DC, and Boston.
April 12 2019
Nine-time GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter Norah Jones has released Begin Again, a collection of singles that gathers seven eclectic songs that Jones has recorded over the past year with collaborators including Jeff Tweedy, Thomas Bartlett, and Brian Blade. Begin Again is available now on 12” vinyl, CD, and as a digital album to download or stream. Watch the new lyric video for the title track “Begin Again.”
April 9 2019
Vinyl Me, Please opened sales for its exclusive, premium vinyl box set with Blue Note Records yesterday and sold out in under three hours. VMP Anthology: The Story of Blue Note Records features a limited edition, 6-album, 7-LP box set, a private fan community, and an exclusive podcast series, which takes listeners on a six-week journey into the history and music of jazz’s most legendary label as it celebrates its 80th anniversary.
March 29 2019
If 2018 was the year Chicago-born, Brooklyn-based vibraphonist Joel Ross kept turning up on acclaimed album after acclaimed album (Makaya McCraven Universal Beings, Walter Smith III & Matthew Stevens In Common, James Francies Flight, Marquis Hill Modern Flows, Vol. 2), then 2019 is his year to be the star as he joins the Blue Note Records roster and releases his debut album. With the May 3 arrival of KingMaker, he adds his name to an illustrious jazz vibraphone legacy on the legendary label that extends from Milt Jackson to Bobby Hutcherson to Stefon Harris and now Ross.