John Hilderbrand

  • cover to the 2023 recording Jazz Hands from contemporary jazz legend Bob James

    Bob James – Jazz Hands


    I feel badly that has had no mention of the 2023 Bob James recording Jazz Hands. It is contemporary jazz. Bob James is a figurehead in contemporary jazz….

  • The Chick Corea Elektric Band 10-LP box set and live The Future Is Now CD
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    Chick Corea Elektric Band Box Set


    I didn’t know that Chick Corea Elektric Band members John Patitucci and Frank Gambale shared the same birthday (December 22)! Happy birthday, gentlemen! This year has been an especially…

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    Nicholas Payton – Drip


    Nicholas Payton, a multi-faceted jazz artist and social activist, recently released his 26th recording, Drip. The album features new versions of six previously recorded compositions, including collaborations with Robert Glasper, Michael Franks, and Patrice Rushen. Payton emphasizes the importance of life experiences in his work, with a goal to uplift his audience and challenge status…

  • Follow ContemporaryJazz on Threads!


    As I continue to exit all things Twitter/X dumpster fire, I hope you’ll follow your favorite contemporary jazz quick posts over at Threads! Today, I posted how awesome it…

  • Troupeau Bleu by Cortex album cover

    Cortex – French Fusion Jazz


    My son, now a freshman at college, asked me if I’d heard about a French jazz band called Cortex. I said I had not and he shared a link…