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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…

  • 2004 Grammy Nominees


    There are no real surprises in the list of jazz Grammy nominees for 2004. For Best Contemporary Jazz Album, you’ve got the usual suspects of Yellowjackets, David Sanborn, and…

  • Ndegeocello Jazz Recording, Soulive and More News


    Spike Lee will direct the first video by Lizz Wright from her debut CD Salt. It happens to be my favorite song on the recording too “Open Your Eyes,…