Amazon vs. iTunes: June Jazz

There seems to be a higher-than-usual number of contemporary jazz recordings coming out this month. Here’s a quick breakdown of what the latest music costs at iTunes vs. the Amazon MP3 shop.

  Amazon iTunes
Pat Metheny What’s It All About $8.99 $11.99
Michael Franks Time Together $6.99 $9.99
Corea, Clarke & White Forever $15.00 $19.99
Paul Taylor Prime Time $6.99 $9.99
New Gary Burton Quartet Common Ground $8.99 $9.99

ContemporaryJazz.com Store Launches

ContemporaryJazz.com StoreThe ContemporaryJazz.com Store will feature a number of different categories, from new releases to best of lists. It’s just starting out and there are two departments to shop from so far – new releases and the 1988 store. Items are purchased from Amazon.com, which this site is a member of its affiliate program.

The new releases has six recordings that came out this week. More will be added.

The other department is 1988. This is the first of the yearly departments I’ll be adding as I develop content for 1989 contemporary jazz recordings and beyond. The 1988 department has the best-selling contemporary jazz recordings for that year – including music from the David Sanborn, Tuck & Patti, George Howard, Steve Kindler, Spyro Gyra, Najee, and more! Stop in there and see which recordings you remember!

New CDs and DVDs In May

Rituals by Nicola ConteHere is a list of new CDs and DVDs coming in May that I’m aware of. Click Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com to order the CD from Amazon.com, or Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this through iTunes to download MP3s. Your purchases through these links help the site!

May 5
Poogie Bell Band – Get on the Kit | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Jim Beard w/ Vince Mendoza – Revolutions
Incognito – Live in Jakarta DVD

May 12
Return To Forever – Live at Montreux 2008 DVD / Blu-ray
Stanley Clarke Trio w/ Hiromi and Lenny White – Jazz in the Garden | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Candy Dulfer – Funked Up! | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Charnett Moffett (feat. Will Calhoun) – The Art of Improvisation

May 19
Richard Elliot – Rock Steady | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Nicola Conte – Rituals | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Terri Lyne Carrington – More To Say… (Real Life Story: NextGen) | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download

May 26
Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow & Antonio Sanchez – Quartet Live!
Diana Krall – Live In Rio DVD / Blu-ray

New Jazz in April

Music We Are by Jack DeJohnetteHere is a list of new releases coming in April that I’m aware of. Click Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com to order the CD from Amazon.com, or Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this through iTunes to download MP3s. Your purchases through these links help the site!

April 7
Cassandra Wilson – Closer To You – The Pop Side Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Paul Brown and Marc Antoine – Foreign Exchange Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Rudder – Matorning
Jeff Kashiwa – The Very Best of Jeff Kashiwa Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Jack DeJohnette – Music We Are (with John Patitucci and Danilo Perez) Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com

April 14
Bernie Williams – Moving Forward Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download
Medeski Martin & Wood – Radiolarians II Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com | Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this download

April 21
Down to the Bone – Future Boogie Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com
Grant Geissman – Cool Man Cool Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com

April 28
Chick Corea and John McLaughlin – Five Peace Band (with Christian McBride, Kenny Garrett, and Brian Blade) Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com
Spyro Gyra – Down the Wire Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com
Melody Gardot – My One and Only Thrill Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com
U-Nam – Unanimity Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com
Marion Meadows – Secrets Support ContemporaryJazz.com by buying this CD through Amazon.com

New Music in March

Earlier this month, I posted some of the new contemporary jazz and jazz-related videos that have come out this year. Below are some of the new CDs that came out this month. On the carousel to order the latest from Diana Krall, Gregg Karukas, Chris Botti, the Rippingtons, Sean Jones, Chuck Loeb, Return To Forever, Nils, and Philippe Saisse.