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  • Let's Get Lost

    Cyrille Aimée #: MAC1097 RELEASED: 01/22/16 info

    In her second Mack Avenue Records recording, the groove-spirited Let’s Get Lost, rising-star vocalist and bandleader Cyrille Aimée wonderfully displays her versatility as a sweet-sounding jazz songbird with a catchy...Read More

  • For One To Love

    Cécile McLorin Salvant #: MAC1095 RELEASED: 09/04/15 info

    2016 Grammy Winner for "Best Jazz Vocal Album" - “I can look at many of these songs, and see that this is an event that really happened, or a feeling I...Read More

  • Don't Hesitate

    Raul Midón #: ART7045 RELEASED: 09/29/14 info

    Raul Midón’s pointedly titled new album Don’t Hesitate demonstrates why—a dozen years and eight albums into a recording career that’s won him massive critical acclaim and...Read More

  • It's A Good Day

    Cyrille Aimée #: MAC1087 RELEASED: 08/17/14 info

    Aimée’s musical outlook is reflected in an emphasis on the guitar, an instrument with an indigenous form in nearly every culture of the world—and it was the sound...Read More

  • Come Back To Me Love

    Freda Payne #: ART7044 RELEASED: 07/21/14 info

    Come Back to Me Love—on which every instrumental solo sounds like it was played by someone who had a crush on her at one time or another—Ms. Freda...Read More

  • WomanChild

    Cécile McLorin Salvant #: MAC1072 RELEASED: 05/27/13 info

    “She has poise, elegance, soul, humor, sensuality, power, virtuosity, range, insight, intelligence, depth and grace,” Wynton Marsalis asserts. “I’ve never heard a singer of her generation who has such a command...Read More

  • Travelin' Light

    Dena DeRose #: MXJ507 RELEASED: 08/21/12 info

    Dena DeRose’s new solo recording, Travelin’ Light features her in the intimate venue, The Chromatic Attic in Antwerp, Belgium. For this recording, DeRose digs deep into the Great American Songbook unearthing...Read More

  • I Can Make That Happen

    Johnnie Bassett #: SLY3012 RELEASED: 06/18/12 info

    Guitarist Johnnie Bassett is a special bluesman, possessing a certain inspired individuality and skill set rarely found these days. For all his talent, Bassett has made just a handful of feature albums....Read More

  • Hi-Fly

    Sachal Vasandani #: MAC1060 RELEASED: 06/20/11 info

    Vasandani’s third Mack Avenue release, Hi-Fly, confirms the high praise showered on its two predecessors and proves the singer is one of the freshest, most versatile artists to emerge onto the...Read More

  • Kenny Rankin Bundle

    Kenny Rankin #: Kenny Rankin Bundle RELEASED: 02/15/10 info

    Special Offer . We are offering your choice of titles for $9.98 each and, in a bundle, all 6 for $49!Read More

  • Mind Dusters

    Kenny Rankin #: SLY3005 RELEASED: 02/15/10 info

    The highlight of the album is Rankin's own composition, the inviting "Peaceful," which foreshadows his later work. While the long-out-of-print album only shows glimpses of his full abilities, it has a quaint,...Read More

  • Family

    Kenny Rankin #: SLY3006 RELEASED: 02/15/10 info

    Rankin's second release follows in the same musical direction as his debut. Again, there are fine covers of singer/songwriters of the late '60s, including reworkings of music from Gordon Lightfoot,...Read More

  • Like A Seed

    Kenny Rankin #: SLY3007 RELEASED: 02/15/10 info

    His reworking of "Peaceful" brought the song, and ultimately Rankin, a wider audience. The album eschews some of the preciousness of previous efforts and has a more universal appeal. Songs like the...Read More

  • Silver Morning

    Kenny Rankin #: SLY3008 RELEASED: 02/15/10 info

    Silver Morning ranks as one of the best and most representative albums of that time. Rankin does a fine job covering Gordon Lightfoot ("Pussywillows, Cat Tails"), but he really shines on his...Read More

  • Inside

    Kenny Rankin #: SLY3009 RELEASED: 02/15/10 info

    Perhaps his best album, Inside represents the peak of all the different skills Rankin brings to his music. "She's a Lady," "Creepin'," "Up From the Skies," "Lost up in Loving You" and ...Read More

  • The Kenny Rankin Album

    Kenny Rankin #: SLY3010 RELEASED: 02/15/10 info

    Enlisting the arranging talents of Don Costa, Rankin created a classic lush, romantic album: "Here's That Rainy Day," "When Sunny Gets Blue," "On and On," "Groovin" and his moody, heartfelt "While My...Read More

  • We Move

    Sachal Vasandani #: MAC1046 RELEASED: 09/14/09 info

    After two years of touring and with a renewed confidence in composing and arranging, Sachal Vasandani decided it was time to begin We Move. "On the road, I would gather my ideas...Read More

  • Baker's Dozen

    John Proulx #: MXJ506 RELEASED: 07/28/09 info

    Baker’s Dozen presents a fresh take on twelve standards popularized by the late trumpeter/vocalist Chet Baker, plus an original that reflects Baker’s style. Surrounding John Proulx are some...Read More

  • The Gentleman Is Back

    Johnnie Bassett #: SLY3003 RELEASED: 06/29/09 info

    “Hey fellas, I got a message for ya. Listen up...”That's the first thing Johnnie Bassett has to say on The Gentleman Is Back, the legendary Detroit guitarist and singer's new album ...Read More

  • Live At Jazz Standard Volume Two

    Dena DeRose #: MXJ505 RELEASED: 10/21/08 info

    Dena DeRose has it all: she’s a dynamic jazz pianist, a compelling singer, and an innovative composer and arranger. On her release Live at Jazz Standard Volume 2, she performs both...Read More

  • Don't Take Your Time

    Erin Bode #: MXJ118 RELEASED: 06/09/08 info

    The CD is reflective of her broad range of musical tastes – three jazz standards, songs by Cy Coleman and Irving Berlin, an American traditional, a tune from Lennon & McCartney, one from Bob...Read More

  • Live At Jazz Standard Volume One

    Dena DeRose #: MXJ504 RELEASED: 10/23/07 info

    Dena DeRose has it all: she’s a dynamic jazz pianist, a compelling singer, and an innovative composer and arranger. On her release Live at Jazz Standard Volume One, she performs both...Read More

  • Kaleidoscope

    Sean Jones #: MAC1037 RELEASED: 08/13/07 info

    Trumpeter Sean Jones embodies the 21st century jazz musician, an experimental, supremely talented type whose vision and sensibility encourages inclusion rather than separation. “Jazz embraces everything,” Jones says.Read More

  • Eyes Wide Open

    Sachal Vasandani #: MAC1035 RELEASED: 04/02/07 info

    Sachal Vasandani's Mack Avenue debut release, Eyes Wide Open, showcases this uniquely gifted vocalist and songwriter. The New York Times tags him 'debonair" and critics describe the Thelonious Monk Institute Competition semi-finalist...Read More

  • Avant Gershwin

    Patti Austin #: REN5123 RELEASED: 03/25/07 info

    Patti Austin crosses all musical genres, has made 17 solo albums, and has performed her award-nominated hit songs on the GRAMMYS® and the Oscars.Read More

  • Til Tomorrow

    Cassandre McKinley #: MXJ123 RELEASED: 08/29/06 info

    McKinley grew up outside of Boston and began training as a singer, dancer and actress at the age of 14. She began working with vocal coaches while attending The Boston Conservatory of Music,...Read More

  • Moon And Sand

    John Proulx #: MXJ503 RELEASED: 08/01/06 info

    With a voice that has shades of a young Chet Baker and an “in the pocket” piano style, John Proulx is on his way. Moon And Sand is recorded with legendary musicians...Read More

  • Live At Jazz Standard With Fred Hirsch

    Nancy King #: MXJ122 RELEASED: 05/09/06 info

    Very few improvisers in vocal jazz have mastered the musical vocabulary like Nancy King. The same can be said for the extremely accomplished pianist Fred Hersch. After many years of circling each...Read More

  • Over And Over

    Erin Bode #: MXJ121 RELEASED: 01/31/06 info

    Since the release of her debut album, Bode and pianist/guitarist Adam Maness have been writing a wide range of music that supplements their interpretations of the Great American Songbook, making music...Read More

  • Live At Yoshi's Volume Two

    Jessica Williams #: MXJ214 RELEASED: 07/19/05 info

    Jessica Williams has the rare ability of drawing audiences into her musical circle by extracting vivid emotions from the music she plays. This is clearly evident on her new release Live at...Read More

  • Live The Life

    Ilona Knopfler #: MACK1021 RELEASED: 07/17/05 info

    The CD features twelve timeless songs from the pens of such legendary and diverse songwriters as Ivan Lins, Charles Aznavour, Thelonius Monk, Claude Nougaro, Abbey Lincoln, and Thomas A. Dorsey.Read More

  • A Walk In The Park

    Dena DeRose #: MXJ502 RELEASED: 04/26/05 info

    Dena DeRose casts a spell on her listener. Like other pianist/vocalists she is most often compared to – Shirley Horn and Diana Krall – she bewitches with her masterful phrasing and her manipulation...Read More

  • Serene Renegade

    René Marie #: MXJ120 RELEASED: 09/28/04 info

    René Marie sings about life and the art of living it fully. On Serene Renegade, her 4th CD for MAXJAZZ, she sings not only about her remarkable story but also those of...Read More

  • Live At Yoshi's Volume One

    Jessica Williams #: MXJ210 RELEASED: 07/20/04 info

    Jessica Williams is entrancing when she performs. As with her previous release, All Alone, Williams chooses to showcase her playing more so than her considerable composing skills. She selected mostly standards for...Read More

  • Luna

    Claudia Acuña #: MXJ117 RELEASED: 03/16/04 info

    Claudia Acuña began by singing Chilean folk and pop music and later tried rock, fusion and opera before coming upon her first musical career model – Frank Sinatra – at age 15. After years...Read More

  • Love Locked Out

    Patti Wicks #: MXJ501 RELEASED: 08/01/03 info

    Patti Wicks is a singer and pianist in the tradition of Jeri Southern, Shirley Horn and Paolo Conte. Her throaty voice and subtle lyrical readings, blended with her contemplative piano work, movingly...Read More

  • Some Kind Of Wonderful

    Ilona Knopfler #: MAC1010 RELEASED: 07/21/03 info

    Parisian chanteuse Ilona Knopfler takes on some of the most popular tunes of the 60's and 70's on Some Kind of Wonderful, her debut for Mack Avenue Records.Read More

  • Live At Jazz Standard

    René Marie #: MXJ116 RELEASED: 04/01/03 info

    Listening to this third fantastic recording from René Marie, it’s clear she fully absorbed the music she listened to growing up: Maurice Ravel, Hank Williams, Harry Belafonte, Peter, Paul & Mary, the...Read More

  • All Alone

    Jessica Williams #: MXJ206 RELEASED: 03/01/03 info

    The prolific and highly creative pianist Jessica Williams is well-known for her stunning compositions and her mesmerizing solo concerts. All Alone showcases Williams’ startling multi-layered sound, giving her the ability to sound...Read More

  • Simply Natural

    Carla Cook #: MXJ115 RELEASED: 10/01/02 info

    In Cook’s singing you hear the vocal precision that comes from her years of study of voice , piano and string bass - disciplines she pursued rigorously ever since she made ...Read More

  • Vertigo

    René Marie #: MXJ114 RELEASED: 09/01/01 info

    Ms. Marie devoured the songbooks of Sarah Vaughn and Ella Fitzgerald ultimately using their vocal stylings as a point of departure for finding her own voice. Rene Marie’s sophomore release,”Vertigo,...Read More

  • A Foolish Thing To Do

    Laverne Butler #: MXJ113 RELEASED: 07/01/01 info

    LaVerne Butler’s latest release, A Foolish Thing To Do, captures her confidence, fluid mastery of the jazz form and her genuine joy in the music. With esteemed sidemen Bruce Barth (piano),...Read More

  • Live At The Village Vanguard

    Mary Stallings #: MXJ112 RELEASED: 03/01/01 info

    “One can best describe Mary Stallings’ mid-range vocal style as comfortable, fanciful and seasoned. She’s a pro with a lengthy career that has included stints with the orchestras of Dizzy Gillespie,...Read More

  • Dem Bones

    Carla Cook #: MXJ111 RELEASED: 02/01/01 info
  • Love Happened To Me

    Phillip Manuel #: MXJ110 RELEASED: 07/01/00 info

    That Aaron Neville was among the first to recognize a young Phillip Manuel’s talent speaks volumes about his abilities. . . Manuel wields pinpoint control over his instrument, and is equally at home...Read More

  • How Can I Keep From Singing

    René Marie #: MXJ109 RELEASED: 06/01/00 info

    A self-taught vocalist Rene Marie has been compared to Ella Fitzgerald Sarah Vaughan and Nancy Wilson - quite stunning considering her musical path. Marie started singing professionally at 15 with the Randolph...Read More

  • All In Good Time

    Asa Harris #: MXJ108 RELEASED: 09/01/99 info

    “Asa Harris’ All in Good Time may forfeit this strong, seasoned jazz vocalist some of her best-kept-secret status – although this standards-heavy, mostly trio-backed album is an enjoyable way to do it. . . With...Read More

  • You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To

    Christine Hitt #: MXJ107 RELEASED: 08/01/99 info

    Christine Hitt is an extraordinary performer whose superb vocals are rivaled only by her matchless piano excursions. Her initial MAXJAZZ CD - You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - shares...Read More

  • It's All About Love

    Carla Cook #: MXJ106 RELEASED: 08/01/99 info
  • Fade To Blue

    Laverne Butler #: MXJ105 RELEASED: 06/01/99 info

    Blues In The City by LaVerne Butler was not only her MAXJAZZ debut, but maintains the distinction of launching the label’s highly acclaimed Vocal Series. The release hit #1 on the Gavin...Read More

  • Fade To Blue

    Mardra & Reggie Thomas #: MXJ104 RELEASED: 03/01/98 info

    “Fade To Blue opens another fertile chapter in a long line of jazz giants from east of the St. Louis Arch. Illinois natives Mardra & Reggie Thomas swing, serenade and ultimately seduce the...Read More