Blue Engine Records will release open the new year with four new jazz recordings.
The label will open the new year with the release of Inferno, the new album from saxophonist Sherman Irby. The album was inspired by Dante Alighieri’s poem by the same name. It is scheduled for release Jan. 17.
The Music of Wayne Shorter follows the release of Inferno on Jan. 31 from the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra w/ Wynton Marsalis. The 10-track recording finds the famed saxophonist performing some of his greatest songs alongside the JLO, such as ‘Yes Or No,’ ‘Endangered Species’ and Teru.’ The album was recorded live in 2015 at the Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Pre-orders for The Music of Wayne Shorter open Dec. 27. Marsalis spoke highly of Shorter in a recent interview about the forthcoming release.
“Wayne Shorter is at the highest level of our music — You can’t get any higher than him,” he said. “Everybody strives to have a personal sound. Wayne’s sound is definitive.”
The Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra takes on the music of legendary composer/musician Duke Ellington Feb. 28 with the release of Black, Brown and Beige. The album’s release marks the first time that Marsals has taken on Ellington’s famed musical masterpiece.
As spring nears, Blue Engine will release one more album to open the first part of the year. The Ever Funky Lowdown is scheduled for release March 6. The record, which is meant to be a commentary on modern culture and society, features narration by famed actor Wendell Pierce and guest vocals from Camille Thurman, Ashley Pezotti and Christie Dashiell.
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