Bill Laurance is a longstanding member of Snarky Puppy, and one of the original keys players.  Often identified by fans for his sensual and sensitive playing, he also provides some of the band’s most amazing keys solos. In addition, he an accomplished song writer having penned some of the groupsContinue Reading

New Cool Collective (NCC) out of The Netherlands, have been around for over 25 years now.  Under the leadership of Benjamin Herman (sax), they have put out around 20 albums including a couple of big band albums and several collaborative efforts.  The eight-piece band’s sound perhaps is best described byContinue Reading

Malcolm Strachan is best known as a founding member and trumpeter with the top UK funk/jazz-funk band The Haggis Horns.  The Haggis Horns appeared regularly with The New Mastersounds including their very first album.  Malcolm has been performing for over 20 years with such stellar performers as Mark Ronson, AmyContinue Reading

Jeff Cosgrove is a drummer and composer that just released his sixth album, HISTORY GETS AHEAD OF THE STORY, as a homage to his longtime collaborator friend and bassist William Parker.  This time he writes the arrangements for an organ trio featuring John Medeski on organ (Medeski, Martin and Wood,Continue Reading

Jazz, funk, fusion and power trios hold a unique place in my view.  Out of necessity, each player needs to be exceptionally strong and bring a depth of sound as there’s little margin for error.  Two of the more recent memorable trios are Medeski, Martin and Wood and Soulive. Here’sContinue Reading

Jaga Jazzist, the Norwegian group electronic psychedelic jazz group are amazing time and space magicians that will put you in a trance and take you on a magic carpet ride. I’ve been into them for about 10 years and have just preordered their new album “Pyramid” that comes out onContinue Reading

Como De Allstars is the fifth studio album and sixth overall from The Greyboy Allstars and it’s terrific from track-to-track. GBA formed over than 25 years ago in San Diego and immediately rekindled the light of “boogaloo” music, a popular Latin form from the 1960s in New York City. TheirContinue Reading

M-A-C-E-O Parker is the most iconic funk sax player of all time, full stop.  He’s had a nearly 60-year career and has been on many of the most famous recordings of all time with James Brown, Parliament/Funkadelic, The JB’s and since the early 1990s his own albums.  He’s one ofContinue Reading

Mike Casey, a rising New York tenor sax player,  just released ‘Get You – Take 1’ the first single off his upcoming album ‘Law of Attraction’ coming October 2020 and I’m happy to feature it here. The tune is one of two Daniel Caesar tunes reimagined. The original millennial slowContinue Reading

GoGo Penguin is a unique piano trio formed in 2012 in Manchester, England. Their sound defies any one conventional category as they cross between jazz, classical, funk, electronic, trance and hypnotic. I got hooked on them about four years ago when their third album Man Made Object came out. NowContinue Reading