If you’re looking for some new music to check out this weekend, look no further than our weekly new release cheat sheet.
New music and videos
Wickham chip, “Cloud 10” [Song Premiere]
“Cloud 10” is a spiritual jazz call to prayer with a distinctly British flavor from saxophonist/flutist Chip Wickham. It is also the title track of the famous British jazz star’s forthcoming album, which will be released on September 9 via Gondwana Records. “The meditative bassline drives the song and contrasts beautifully with the thoughtful, joyful melody which swirls and intertwines with the vibraphone to deepen the energy,” Wickham says via an official statement. “It captures the entire sound of the album in one track. This album is the joyous expression of my creativity and takes the listener on a journey until May 10th.
Vincent Ding, “My Path” [Video Premiere]
Singer Vincent Ding blends the traditions of historic crooners and jazz singers with a depth of autobiographical authenticity from his Taiwanese-American roots on his debut album, Incredible views from above, featuring an all-star big band and produced by Sirintip. Her rendition of Frank Sinatra’s signature song “My Way” is an ode to flourishing in creativity and her accompanying video, featured below, reflects many of the song’s themes. Incredible views from above will be released on July 8 via Outside In Music.
Julius Rodriguez, “Two Way Street”
Gen Z jazz star Julius Rodriguez has shared a new live video of “Two Way Street”, recorded “at home”. This is a Coltrane-infused psychedelic hard bop track from his major label debut, Let the sound say it all. Released on Verve on June 10, the record is a multi-genre affair combining live improvisation with high-level production and includes several standout guest appearances. It’s also one of the albums we mentioned in our list of ten new albums released this month (June 2022) that you need to know about.
Binker Golding, Dream like a wild dogwood boy (Gearbox)
Dream like a wild dogwood boy is the second solo album by saxophonist/composer Binker Golding, best known as the co-frontman of British jazz duo Binker & Moses. Exploring themes of manhood and beyond, his songs also find Golding moving towards a new sound, incorporating elements of blues, heart rock and Americana while remaining firmly grounded in the idiom of jazz.
Bennie Maupin and Adam Rodolphe, Symphonic Poem for Brother Yusef (strutting)
Bennie Maupin and Adam Rudolph weave a magical, meditative path through five movements on their collaborative suite honoring the legacy of the late and great Yusef Lateef. Exited via Strut, Symphonic Poem for Brother Yusef was originally commissioned by the Angel City Jazz Festival to mark the pioneering multi-instrumentalist’s 100th anniversary in 2020.
Pasquale Grasso, Be-Bop! (Sony Masterpieces)
Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie are the two jazz legends honored by famed Italian-born guitar virtuoso Pasquale Grasso on his latest album. Be-Bop!his sixth release for Sony Masterworks, finds him backed by his working trio of bassist Ari Roland and drummer Keith Balla, and with special guest vocalist Samara Joy appearing on the jivey mid-tempo swinger, “I’m a Mess” .
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