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July list by Donalee Jacobs
Live At Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Evening
Live At Carnegie Hall: An Acoustic Eveningjoe bonamassa

On January 21st and 22nd of 2016, Joe Bonamassa performed two unique all-acoustic shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Both performances were filmed and made into Joe Bonamassa Live At Carnegie Hall - An Acoustic Evening. The concerts featured an all-star ensemble of world-class musicians including acclaimed Chinese cellist and erhuist Tina Guo and Hossam Ramzy, the Egyptian percussionist and composer.

Bona Fide
Bona Fidejulian vaughn

With his fourth album, Julian Vaughn continues to expand the boundaries of what that bass guitar can do in smooth jazz music. 

Great Traditional Blues
Great Traditional Bluesvarious

A collection of traditional Blues standards that represent some of the best known and most interpreted blues songs. Featuring tracks from; Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, B.B. King, Bo Diddley, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter and more.

Royal Mint
Royal Mintthe cash box kings

With the infectious spirit of classic '40s and '50s Chicago blues, plus a dash of rockabilly and a high-energy live show, The Cash Box Kings create timeless music packed with tough vocals, powerhouse harmonica, and stinging guitar. 

With You In Mind
With You In Mindstanton moore

After the news of Allan Toussaint's passing, Stanton Moore and his trio shelved their planned album and went into creative hyperdrive. The result was a beautifully crafted tribute album with jazz greats and Grammy award winning artists Nicholas Payton and Donald Harrison Jr., as well as Cyril Neville from The Meters, Trombone Shorty, Maceo Parker, Wendell Pierce, and Jolynda Kiki Chapman.

Louie Louie Louie
Louie Louie Louiebig bad voodoo daddy

Grammy-nominated swing kings Big Bad Voodoo Daddy release an electrifying celebration of jazz legends Louis Armstrong, Louie Jordan, and Louie Prima.

Ella: Accentuate The Positive
Ella: Accentuate The Positiveregina carter

Virtuoso jazz violinist Regina Carter reveals the many aspects of Ella Fitzgerald that have influenced her own remarkable path in music. This tribute avoids the more obvious song choices in favor of songs found deep in Ella's catalog. 

Take Me Back
Take Me BackSam frazier jr.

Unreleased recordings from the late '70s by the Alabama blues musician Sam Frazier Jr. 

Voyager
Voyagermoonchild

Voyager is the third album from the LA-based trio Moonchild - whose candid style of soul and new-school jazz has propelled them onto a swirling, emotionally charged journey of the heart. The band cites influences like D Angelo, Hiatus Kaiyote and J. Most as playing a key part in expanding the group's musical horizons in their upcoming releases. 

Recorded Live In Lafayette
Recorded Live In Lafayettesonny landreth

Sonny Landreth’s unique spin on guitar playing has made him legendary. He combines the slide with fretted notes; this finger picking technique helps him create a complex, multi-layered sound onstage. Along the way Landreth has continued to develop his vision and his musical voice, growing increasingly original and diverse. This album is a perfect showcase of Landreth’s talents and skills; disc one contains a full acoustic set and disc two his full electric set.

Approved By Snakes
Approved By Snakesjason ricci & the bad kind

Multiple award winning harmonica player Jason Ricci returns as a bandleader after seven years with this collection of raw, emotional blues. 

Compassion: The Music Of John Coltrane
Compassion: The Music Of John Coltranedave liebman & joe lovano

Now approaching the 50th anniversary of Coltrane's passing, Compassion is a fitting tribute to his legacy. Featuring Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Billy Hart, Phil Markowitz, and Ron McClure - these recordings cover the various periods of Trane's life. The early period by the altered blues 'Locomotion,' and mid period ethnic-influenced 'Olé' and 'Equinox.' The later years by the rare 'Reverend King' and 'Compassion' from the Meditations album.