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!

Site Update

I apologize for the lack of new content for the last few months. In March, I pretty much dropped off the modern jazz map. I stopped updating the site, let ContemporaryJazz.com Radio go, and tweeted less frequently. I haven’t abandoned the site but there will be some changes in the future. I have plans for ContemporaryJazz.com. I’m not sure when these will happen but I hope you’ll continue to check in from time to time, follow me on Twitter, or subscribe to the RSS feed.

I’ll give you my idea of the direction of the site. It will be focused on when the music was labeled as contemporary jazz and not smooth jazz. I have so many press releases, magazines, and other materials from the time I started listening to the music. I want to revisit the time when everything was exciting to me.

Stay tuned!

ContemporaryJazz.com on Facebook

I just added a group for ContemporaryJazz.com on Facebook. I’m on Facebook every day and it’s my primary way for keeping up with friends and family. If you’re a fan of the site and/or the radio station, come join the group!

Today’s My Birthday

One more year until the big 4-0. It’s hard to believe I started this site when I was a fresh 26 years old. A lot has happened in those years, in my life and in jazz.

Since it’s my birthday, here’s a fun and relevant link. It’s the #1 Song This Day In History. Through this site, I found out that top song when I was born was “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel. Of all of the songs that hit #1 in the years I’ve been alive, I think my favorite is “Rock Me Amadeus” by Falco. Really.