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Best Albums of 2021 (So Far)

Thanks to the folks over at Jazzwise for naming several IMN artist releases as the best albums of 2021 so far. Click here to read the article in full. James Francies – Purest Form “What stands out the most on Purest Form is the beguiling beauty of some of the textures, particularly ballads such as ‘Melting’ and ‘Eyes Wide Shut’, where Francies has chosen exactly the kind of disturbingly vaporous synth sounds to resonate with a voice as singular as that of Bilal.” Kevin Le Gendre Michael Mayo – Bones “Cut at Figure 8 Recording, Brooklyn, with Grammy-winning producer Eli Wolf (Al Green, Norah Jones, The Roots) at the controls, Bones, Mayo’s debut album, is a work of startling originality, presenting a musical sound-world which references everything from The Beach Boys to J Dilla.” Peter Quinn Dave Holland – Another Land “This marks Dave Holland’s return to bass guitar on... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 30th, 2021 in IMN / Industry News


Bringing Jazz & Social Justice to Newport

From The Boston Globe Terri Lyne Carrington brings explorations of jazz and social justice to Newport By: Bill Beuttler Terri Lyne Carrington’s award-winning band Social Science, with whom she’ll perform Saturday at the Newport Jazz Festival, had its genesis in... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 30th, 2021 in News


New Music from Jazzmeia Horn

From WBGO Take Five: New Music From Jazzmeia Horn, Kenny Garrett, Terence Blanchard, Kate McGarry, and Ken Vandermark By: Nate Chinen Jazzmeia Horn and Her Noble Force, “Lover, Come Back to Me” When we last caught up with Jazzmeia Horn,... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 28th, 2021 in News


Citizen Jazz Reviews ‘Other Worlds’

Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas: Other Worlds A presque 70 ans, Joe Lovano semble plus vert que jamais. Il le prouve encore sur ce nouvel album du quintet Soundprints qu'il co-dirige en compagnie de son vieux complice Dave Douglas. Read... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 6th, 2021 in News


“A Sterling Debut and a Radiant Song”

From WBGO Michael Mayo Opens Up About ‘Bones,’ a Sterling Debut and a Radiant Song of Himself By: Simon Rentner Earlier this month, Michael Mayo finally took the leap as a solo recording artist ‘” with Bones, his auspicious Mack... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 1st, 2021 in News


New Signing! Curtis Stigers

IMN is pleased to welcome award winning singer, songwriter, and saxophonist Curtis Stigers to our roster! His string of hit singles, millions of albums sold, and a 30-year recording career aside, Stigers’ commitment to artistic growth, and to bringing new... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 21st, 2021 in News


NEA Heritage Fellow

Congratulations to Joanie Madden of Cherish The Ladies – one of this year’s National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellows! The National Endowment for the Arts’ National Heritage Fellowship is the highest honor that our nation bestows upon its folk... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 15th, 2021 in News


Return to the Center: Black Women, Jazz, and Jazz Education

Terri Lyne Carrington is live now on Zoom, welcoming participants to the symposium, “Return to the Center: Black Women, Jazz, and Jazz Education,” running throughout today and tomorrow and featuring some incredible panelists. Click here for more info Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 9th, 2021 in News


Take Five: Bold New Music by Michael Mayo

From WBGO Take Five: Bold New Music by Michael Mayo, Kurt Elling, Gerald Cleaver & Julian Lage By: Nate Chinen Michael Mayo, “Stolen Moments” There’s a beautifully slippery quality to the musicality of Michael Mayo. I mean that not in... Read The Full Article

Posted Jun 8th, 2021 in News


“Fascinating nebulae of sound”

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Posted Jun 8th, 2021 in News


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