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100 Best Folk Albums of 2018 - Part One

From Folk Radio THE BEST FOLK ALBUMS OF 2018: PART 1 By: Alex Gallacher Congratulations to Anna & Elizabeth for claiming the #1 spot on Folk Radio’s list of the Top 100 Best Folk Albums of 2018! Anna and Elizabeth – The Invisible Comes To Us (Smithsonian Folkways) Anna and Elizabeth are curators of a rich and varied musical tradition, but they are also dauntless innovators who realise that change and growth is an important part of that tradition. This willingness to experiment has helped produce a piece of work that, if there is any justice in the world, will be recognised as one of the groundbreaking American folk albums of this century. Read more here Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 12th, 2018 in News


Ben Wendel at the Jazz Standard

From JazzTrail BEN WENDEL’S THE SEASONS AT JAZZ STANDARD, NYC, DEC 6 By: Filipe Freitas The set started with “February” (originally written for fellow tenorist Joshua Redman), which, spreading a generic contagious energy, was uplifted by the strong individualities of... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 12th, 2018 in News


AllMusic: Favorite Jazz Albums

From AllMusic The AllMusic 2018 Year in Review: Favorite Jazz Albums The jazz world remained unpredictable and fascinating as ever in 2018, including the virtuosic, meticulously-edited latest from Makaya McCraven, drummer Jamison Ross’ nuanced sophomore release, and the unveiling of... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 12th, 2018 in IMN / Industry News


Best Jazz Albums of 2018

From Slate Magazine The Best Jazz Albums of 2018 By: Fred Kaplan It’s been a lousy year for most things, a very good year for jazz. Pianists have grabbed a particularly bright spotlight, but trumpeters, saxophonists, bassists, and singers have... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 11th, 2018 in IMN / Industry News


Jazztopad Festival 2018: A Review

From Jazzword JAZZTOPAD FESTIVAL 2018 By: Ken Waxman Inclusion is what makes Jazztopad, the annual festival in Wrocław, Poland, so notable. While visitors see a cross-section of international players on stage at the modernist, glass-clad Witold Lutosławski National Forum of... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 11th, 2018 in News


Cherish the Ladies at Walton Theatre

From The Daily Star Celtic band to perform Saturday at Walton Theatre By: Whitney Bashaw For the third time, world-renowned all-female Celtic band Cherish the Ladies will grace the Walton Theatre’s stage. Leader Joanie Madden said the group “adores” playing... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 10th, 2018 in News


The Humanity of the Story

From The Los Angeles Times From ‘First Man’ to ‘Mary Queen of Scots,’ some of this season’s top film scores tap into the humanity of the story at play By: Tim Greiving “BlacKkKlansman” is the 23rd project Terence Blanchard has... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 10th, 2018 in News


A Sublime Tribute

From The Washington Post Jason Moran offers sublime tribute to WWI hero and ragtime pioneer James Reese Europe By: Michael J West We already know that Jason Moran is stunningly and profoundly original, even in his treatment of existing material.... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 10th, 2018 in News


John Scofield: Old and New Inspirations

From Downbeat Magazine John Scofield: Old and New Inspirations By: Ken Micallef […] Scofield perpetually pushes himself and his trusty Ibanez AS200 guitar forward, drawing from a seemingly bottomless well of inspiration. “I’ve been lucky to play with really great... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 10th, 2018 in News


Congrats to IMN’s Grammy Nominees!

From The Recording Academy 2019 GRAMMY Awards: Complete Nominations List Congratulations to all of this year’s Grammy Award nominees! And most especially to those in the IMN family: BEST IMPROVISED JAZZ SOLO Some Of That Sunshine Regina Carter, soloist Track... Read The Full Article

Posted Dec 7th, 2018 in IMN / Industry News


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