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September list by Donalee Jacobs
The Fellas
The Fellasmelissa manchester

In 1989, Melissa Manchester released the album Tribute to honor the great women singers who informed her musical soul and set the platinum standard for the art. Now she pays homage to the male singers who, likewise, blazed the trail.

Honestly
Honestlyboney james

4-time GRAMMY nominee and multi-platinum selling saxman Boney James lays it all out there with his new release. 10 songs (9 co-written by Boney) with chart-topping special guests Avery Sunshine and Eric Roberson on vocals. Honestly is an affirmation of the power of music. 

Another Time
Another Timebill evans

Newly discovered recording by Bill Evans featuring Eddie Gomez and Jack DeJohnette. Recorded live at the Netherlands Radio Union VARA Studio 8 in Hilversum on June 22, 1968.

Grace
Gracelizz wright

On Grace, Lizz Wright summons her Southern heritage to usher us into a nurturing space that pulses and hums with the unspoken suggestion that grace is a cornerstone of our original state of being. The collection includes one original plus inspiring interpretations of songs from Ray Charles, Allen Toussaint, k.d. lang, Bob Dylan, Nina Simone and more. 

Groovin' In Greaseland
Groovin' In Greaselandrick estrin & the nightcats

Acclaimed harp player, songwriter, and vocalist Rick Estrin and his band of Nightcats present another infectious collection of whip-smart blues, filled with crafty songwriting and exceptional musicianship.

In Full Swing
In Full SwingSeth Macfarlane

Actor, film, and Grammy-nominated vocalist Seth MacFarlane celebrates his love of jazz orchestrations with a brand new album. Includes the songs Almost Like Being in Love, Moonlight Becomes You and more.

Memphis... Yes, I'm Ready
Memphis... Yes, I'm ReadyDee Dee bridgewater

This album is not only a return to Bridgewater s roots, but it offers ground-breaking re-imagining of American Blues and R&B classics including crowd pleasers such as Why? (Am I Treated So Bad) by the Staple Singers, I m Going Down Slow (Bobby Blue Bland) and Don t Be Cruel, among others.

The Passion Of Charlie Parker
The Passion Of Charlie Parkervarious

Charlie Parker's music is uniquely reimagined by living legends of the modern jazz scene, including Ben Monder, Madeleine Peyroux, Melody Gardot, and Gregory Porter. 

Signs
Signsjonny lang

Signs is not merely a return the Jonny's guitar-based beginnings, but an embodiment of an even more elemental sound. Beyond focusing attention on his soloing prowess, it is about recapturing the spirit of the early blues, where the guitar was front and center, fairly leaping out of the speakers. 

Witchy Feelin'
Witchy Feelin'savoy brown

Recording alongside Pat Desalvo, Garnet Grimm, and engineer Ben Elliott, Kim Simmonds leads listeners into a world of dark nights, wild weather, women, and whiskey: all perennial themes given a modern twist by this ageless bluesman. 

Another Chance
Another ChanceThe JT Project

Adventurous and bold, Jacob Webb (keyboards/bass) and Todd Schefflin (saxophone), leaders of The JT Project, started writing music together, which eventually led to the formation of The JT Project in 2009. 
The JT Project has exponentially expanded into a musical collective, incorporating the most talented Jazz and Soul musicians in New York City. 

Beyond Borders
Beyond Bordersjesse cook

Following on the heels of One World’s critical and commercial success, Jesse Cook is ready to launch his new album Beyond Borders. This is the most sonically diverse and distinctive disc in Jesse Cook’s vast and varied catalogue. Beyond Borders is an in depth musical journey exploring the exotic boundaries of World music within the world of Jazz. 

Handful Of Keys
Handful Of KeysJazz at lincoln center orchestra with wynton marsalis

Recorded on opening night of the 2016-17 Jazz at Lincoln Center season, Handful of Keys showcases arrangements of beloved compositions from James P. Johnson, Bill Evans, McCoy Tyner, and more. With guests ranging in age from 13-year-old prodigy Alexander (recently featured on '60 Minutes') to 89-year-old American treasure Hyman, Wynton Marsalis and the JLCO survey jazz piano's past and give the stage to several prodigies who are taking the instrument in bold new directions.