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March list by Donalee Jacobs
Across the Universe
Across the UniverseAl Di Meola

Guitarist Al Di Meola’s ongoing fascination for complex rhythmic syncopation combined with provocative lyrical melodies and sophisticated harmonies has been the heart of his music throughout his four decade career. This release is an homage to The Beatles and their influence on generations of musicians and music lovers all over the world.

Believe
BelieveAlbert Cummings

Cummings' guitar wizardry has drawn comparisons to legends Albert King, Freddie King, Jimi Hendrix, and even his own musical inspiration, Stevie Ray Vaughan. He has graced the stage with such esteemed luminaries as Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Susan Tedeschi, Sheryl Crow, and B.B. King. Freshly signed to Provogue Records, his new album includes Queen of Mean, Me and My Guitar, and Get Out of Here.

Black Night is Falling
Black Night is FallingJohn Lee Hooker

Recorded live in Montreal in 1977 at the Rising Sun Celebrity Jazz Club, this reissue includes the previously unreleased seventeen-minute jam of Rock Steady and three Rock Steady remixes. The recording finds John Lee Hooker in fine voice and backed by a driving band composed of John Garcia on guitar, Steve Jones on bass, and Larry 'Wild Man' Martin on drums, with the end result being an excellent example of Hooker at his best.

The Complete Piano Duets
The Complete Piano DuetsElla Fitzgerald

Many of the most beautiful recordings in Ella Fitzgerald’s catalog were her duets with pianists. This collection assembles every recording Ella made in the piano duo format - for the Decca, Verve, and Pablo labels.

From This Place
From This PlacePat Metheny

Guitarist Pat Metheny continues to the blur the boundaries between genres with his first album of new material since 2014. His latest includes the tracks You Are and American Undefined.

Into the Light
Into the LightKen Navarro

Top charting and award-winning guitarist Ken Navarro 25th album features his brilliant acoustic & electric guitar work. The album contains eleven new smooth contemporary jazz compositions.

Jazz Party
Jazz PartyDelfeayo Marsalis

Delfeayo Marsalis and the Uptown Jazz Orchestra bring to the table everything folks love about New Orleans-except the food! With tributes to the Big Easy, Irish Whiskey, and the social media experience at-large, UJO brings the party from fast to slow with this fun and funky set.

Live at the Royal Albert Hall
Live at the Royal Albert HallSnarky Puppy

In 2012, Snarky Puppy booked their first European tour through Facebook posts, begging people to help find a bar they could play in. Years later, on November 14, 2019, Snarky Puppy recorded their sold-out show from the iconic Royal Albert Hall in London, which will be their first official live release in almost four years.

The Mirror
The MirrorRaul Midón

Singer/songwriter Raul Midón’s follows up his two previous Grammy Award nominated albums, Bad Ass & Blind and If You Really Want, with his eleventh studio album. The album finds Midón balancing jazz ballads and tropical grooves with spoken-word pieces and contemporary pop and soul. It includes collaborations with vibraphone virtuoso Joe Locke and pianist-composer Gerald Clayton.

Rebel Moon Blues
Rebel Moon BluesSass Jordan

Sass Jordan is one of the premier female rock singers in history. This is the Juno Award winner's ninth studio album and first release in nearly a decade. It is the first time she has focused exclusively on creating an album of songs that showcase her talent as a blues singer. It features eight songs, freshly interpreted and given the Sass Jordan treatment with her band, the Champagne Hookers.

That's What I Heard
That's What I HeardRobert Cray Band

Robert Cray has been bridging the lines between blues, soul, and R&B for the past four decades, with over twenty acclaimed albums. His latest album, recorded at the iconic Capitol Records studios and produced by Steve Jordan, features a blend of blues, soul, boogaloo, and gospel. Guest artists include Ray Parker Jr. and Steve Perry.

The Vagabond
The VagabondAaron Diehl

Aaron Diehl's new recording is a quiet, introspective collection thoroughly rooted in jazz with underlying classical touches. Art Tatum, Mary Lou Williams, Ahmad Jamal, Roland Hanna and John Lewis; some of Diehls Jazz influences, are present throughout the album.

The Women Who Raised Me
The Women Who Raised MeKandace Springs

Kandace Springs travels across a century of music, covering the women who inspired her while she was growing up, putting her own spin on songs associated with a dozen of the greatest female vocalists of all time.