soul jazz

Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few Get Spiritual on ‘The Almighty’

Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few Get Spiritual on ‘The Almighty’

Isaiah Collier & the Chosen Few’s The Almighty sounds like it could revive the spiritual jazz genre that was at its peak in the 1960s and 1970s.

Jembaa Groove’s Jazzy Highlife Is Beautiful on ‘Ye Ankasa’

Jembaa Groove’s Jazzy Highlife Is Beautiful on ‘Ye Ankasa’

Berlin’s Jembaa Groove tap into the sonic palettes of African and diasporic forms like highlife and jazz to create a truly elevated work of art.

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Pushes the Good Vibe

Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe Pushes the Good Vibe

Funky jazz saxophonist Karl Denson celebrated another birthday at San Francisco’s Fillmore, using the occasion to deliver a funky fiesta for the new year.

Charlotte Dos Santos Unfurls Her Wings on the Exquisite ‘Morfo’

Charlotte Dos Santos Unfurls Her Wings on the Exquisite ‘Morfo’

Morfo is an amplification of everything making Charlotte Dos Santos an entrancing artist: gossamer voice, luscious atmosphere, and a pervasive sense of wonder.

Ali McGuirk Knows What She’s Got ‘Til It’s Gone’

Ali McGuirk Knows What She’s Got ‘Til It’s Gone’

The music gets jazzy and soulful on Til It’s Gone as Ali McGuirk shows off her vocal talents. The results provide a wealth of sonic enjoyment.

DOMi and JD BECK’s Debut Affirms Jaw-Dropping Musicianship

DOMi and JD BECK’s Debut Affirms Jaw-Dropping Musicianship

Under the tutelage of established artists Thundercat and Anderson Paak, DOMi & JD BECK hold their own with impressive results on Not Tight.

Sly5thAve and Roberto Verástegui’s Refreshing “Agua de Jamaica” (PREMIERE)

Sly5thAve and Roberto Verástegui’s Refreshing “Agua de Jamaica” (PREMIERE)

Sly5thAve and Roberto Verástegui capture something improbable, the ineffable essence of an afternoon that speaks beyond time, place, language, and culture.

Jordan Rakei’s Thrilling ‘What We Call Life’ Is Destined to Be a Classic

Jordan Rakei’s Thrilling ‘What We Call Life’ Is Destined to Be a Classic

Jordan Rakei has a gorgeous voice that’s soulful and thrilling, and his latest album What We Call Life is easily one of the best of the year.

Jazz Bassist Andy Woodson Dazzles with the Soul/Fusion Sound on ‘Pawpaw’

Jazz Bassist Andy Woodson Dazzles with the Soul/Fusion Sound on ‘Pawpaw’

Jazz bassist Andy Woodson displays a natural command for the soul/jazz fusion sound on ‘Pawpaw’. The album is every bit as enjoyable as it is refined.

Jazz? Soul? A Bit of Both and Lots of Good Vibes on ‘I Told You So’

Jazz? Soul? A Bit of Both and Lots of Good Vibes on ‘I Told You So’

Delvon Lamarr Organ Trio channel the organ soul-jazz of Jimmy Smith and Booker T. on their second LP, I Told You So.

The Greyboy Allstars Rise Up to Help America Come Together with ‘Como De Allstars’

The Greyboy Allstars Rise Up to Help America Come Together with ‘Como De Allstars’

If America could come together as one nation under a groove, Karl Denson & the Greyboy Allstars would be leading candidates of musical unity with their funky new album, Como De Allstars.

Scone Cash Players Get Organ-ized

Scone Cash Players Get Organ-ized

Hammond organist Adam Scone and his Scone Cash Players tie various threads of organ soul/jazz together to create an album-length party, As the Screw Turns.