“I have never in my life seen a talent like this… Beyond category. One of my favourite young artists on the planet — absolutely mind-blowing” – Quincy Jones “Talent oozing out of every pore” – Jamie Cullum “I am a big fan… great chords, great arrangements, great singing!” – Pat Metheny “Wow!! Jacob, your stuff is… Read more »
Congrats to our 2016 Grammy Award Winners!
Earlier this week, music-lovers gathered around their televisions (or if you don’t have a TV like me, you might have been constantly updating Twitter) to watch the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. There was no shortage of big performances for Music’s Biggest Night — it was a huge night for hip-hop with Kendrick Lamar’s show-stopping medley, and… Read more »
Freeloader Friday: Blank Realm, Perez Patitucci Blade & More
Happy Friday, Freeloaders! My name is Adam DeAscentis and it looks like I’ll be taking over the weekly responsibility of delivering the latest and greatest from The Orchard. We’ve got a lot of listening to do this week so let’s get to it! Blank Realm’s latest album, Illegals in Heaven, has been streaming on Stereogum… Read more »
What’s Not To Love with Cécile McLorin Salvant?
Modern Jazz speaks many languages, but at age 25, nobody is more fluent that Cécile McLorin Salvant. With a show-stopping, Grammy-nominated debut record under her belt and a sophomore release on the horizon, it seems the sky is the limit for this classy, acclaimed virtuoso. Salvant was swept from the warm stage lights of small Jazz… Read more »
Leif Vollebekk Stirs the American Soul
After garnering critical acclaim for his 2010 release Inland, Leif Vollebekk is back with North Americana, which has just made its U.S. debut. The album, out via Missing Piece Records, was a long time in the making, but well worth the wait. Even NPR’s Ann Powers pegged it as an album to watch this year. Leif’s… Read more »