Here are the top 50 Jazz albums that received the most airplay on US, Canadian and internet radio stations from the previous week! Is there an album out in 2014 that you love that isn't on the list? Let me know on Twitter or Facebook.
In case you missed this last month, here are winners of a Facebook video contest meeting the Saxophone Colossus Sonny Rollins, one on one, via a Google+ Hangout on the eve of his Doxy Records release, Road Shows, vol. 3.
- MONTY ALEXANDER Harlem-Kingston Express Vol 2: The River Rolls On (Motema)
- ERIC ALEXANDER Chicago Fire (HighNote)
- CLAYTON-HAMILTON JAZZ ORCHESTRA The L.A. Treasures Project (Capri)
- JC STYLLES Blakey Grease (American Showplace Music)
- MIKE LONGO TRIO Step On It (CAP)
This love-infused project includes guest artists Gerald Albright, Dianne Reeves, Marcus Miller, Lalah Hathaway, Jeffrey Osborne, Kelly Price, Dr. John and more! Plus, a special performance by George Duke. :)
The world of music was forever changed in 2013 with the passing of legendary keyboardist, composer and producer George Duke. This year, Al Jarreau, famed vocalist and long-time friend of Duke, re-interprets some of Duke's renowned catalog of post-bop, jazz-fusion, R&B and Brazilian jazz with My Old Friend: Celebrating George Duke set for release August 5, 2014.