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  • MONK’estra, Vol. 2

    John Beasley #: MAC1125 RELEASED: 09/01/17 info

    If one were to have access to a time machine and could go back to see legendary bandleader Thelonious Monk in concert during the 1950s and ‘60s, you’d likely see him...Read More

  • Live from Jazz at the Bistro

    Sean Jones #: MAC1111 RELEASED: 05/26/17 info

    The young jazz veteran trumpeter Sean Jones believes passionately in championing the creative arc of artists who are committed to their life journey. “I think the progression of the art form [jazz]...Read More

  • Flowers - Beautiful Life, Volume 2

    Jimmy Greene #: MAC1118 RELEASED: 04/28/17 info

    As on his acclaimed Mack Avenue debut, Beautiful Life, a poignant, reflective recording that honored his daughter’s love of singing with a program combining jazz, spirituals, contemporary Christian music and ballads,...Read More

  • REACH

    Christian Sands #: MAC1117 RELEASED: 04/21/17 info

    With his debut Mack Avenue Records recording, REACH, singularly talented pianist and five-time Grammy® Award nominee Christian Sands is stretching into exciting progressive territory as he breaks new ground traversing from the...Read More

  • Rebirth

    Billy Childs #: MAC1122 RELEASED: 03/24/17 info

    On his new album Rebirth, Childs reaches back to the start of his almost astoundingly varied musical experience—leading a small jazz band of state-of-the-art musicians with his piano playing.At...Read More

  • Project Freedom

    Joey DeFrancesco #: MAC1121 RELEASED: 03/10/17 info

    Joey DeFrancesco is adored for his buoyant, moody sense of swing and balladry as a composer and as a player. That's a bluesy, blustery sensibility shared with the men in his family:...Read More

  • MONK'estra Vol. 1 Deluxe Signed CD & T-Shirt

    John Beasley #: MAC1113TSCD RELEASED: 08/22/16 info

    This selection contains a T-shirt and a SIGNED CD! For a limited time we have 2 ways to purchase and enjoy this great new release. You can buy the CD or, while supplies...Read More

  • John Beasley Presents MONK'estra Vol. 1

    John Beasley #: MAC1113 RELEASED: 08/19/16 info

    Thelonious Monk is a Mount Rushmore figure in the creation of modern jazz. As the centennial of his birth rapidly approaches, Beasley—pianist, conductor and arranger—has grappled with the...Read More

  • Do Your Dance!

    Kenny Garrett #: MAC1098 RELEASED: 07/08/16 info

    More than any other artist in traditional jazz today, saxophonist/composer/arranger Kenny Garrett and his band are known to entice audiences to want to get up and groove. This recording is...Read More

  • Convergence

    Warren Wolf #: MAC1105 RELEASED: 06/10/16 info

    For a follow-up to his superb sophomore release Wolfgang, rising star vibraphonist/composer Warren Wolf finds himself alongside some of the biggest names in modern jazz for Convergence, his stellar third outing...Read More

  • Short Stories

    Dominick Farinacci #: MAC1112 RELEASED: 06/10/16 info

    A short glance at the artists he and producer Tommy LiPuma involved speaks for itself: Christian McBride, Steve Gadd, Larry Goldings, Jacob Collier, Jamey Haddad and Gil Goldstein, for starters.Read More

  • New Direction

    Herlin Riley #: MAC1101 RELEASED: 02/12/16 info

    For all of the hard rhythmic driving intensity of New Direction, Riley is not one of those drummers who needs to blast away to captivate listeners and to remain engaged. In these...Read More

  • Mack Avenue SuperBand - Live From The DJF - 2015

    Mack Avenue SuperBand #: MAC1106 RELEASED: 01/15/16 info

    Since its rollicking debut at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, the Mack Avenue SuperBand has become a tradition at the annual event, a gathering of label superstars that the Motor City can look...Read More

  • Live at the Village Vanguard

    Christian McBride #: MAC1099 RELEASED: 09/18/15 info

    2016 Grammy Winner for "Best Improvised Jazz Solo" on Cherokee - This record is the fruit of McBride’s long association with the Vanguard, where his first appearance as a leader for...Read More

  • Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival - 2014

    Mack Avenue SuperBand #: MAC1096 RELEASED: 09/18/15 info

    Live From the Detroit Jazz Festival – 2014 documents the third incarnation of the Mack Avenue SuperBand, an all-star ensemble of bandleaders from the superb roster of the Motor City jazz label. Once again,...Read More

  • Looking Forward, Looking Back

    Symphonic Jazz Orchestra #: MAC1102 RELEASED: 09/18/15 info

    The Symphonic Jazz Orchestra (SJO) is comprised of Los Angeles’s finest studio musicians and jazz soloists. Over the years, such world-class soloists as Dave Grusin, Christian McBride, Raul Midón, Luciana...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

  • Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival 2013

    Mack Avenue SuperBand #: MAC1086 RELEASED: 09/01/14 info

    It’s the second configuration of the group, which debuted at the 2012 Detroit Jazz Festival, mixing veteran stars with mid-career leaders and up-and-comers. The resulting album, Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival – 2012,...Read More

  • When We Find Ourselves Alone

    Rodney Whitaker #: MAC1088 RELEASED: 08/17/14 info

    When We Find Ourselves Alone is Rodney Whitaker’s 8th recording as a leader, showing that the 46-year-old son of Detroit hasn’t neglected to carve out time for creative development since...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

  • Essential Elements

    Ben Paterson #: MXJ223 RELEASED: 10/29/13 info

    On Essential Elements, Ben Paterson presents a fresh take on a number of standards as well as some compelling original compositions in a standard trio format. Joining Paterson are bassist Joshua Ramos...Read More

  • Don’t Be That Way

    Dave Bennett #: MAC1071 RELEASED: 10/14/13 info

    In the early days of jazz, the clarinet joined with trumpet and trombone to create the music’s signature sound and it ruled the roost in the swing era, when jazz was...Read More

  • Live From The Detroit Jazz Festival - 2012

    Mack Avenue SuperBand #: MAC1076 RELEASED: 09/02/13 info

    Mack Avenue Records is proud to present the scintillating debut release by the Mack Avenue SuperBand, an all-star ensemble comprising many of the label’s most acclaimed artists. Live From The Detroit...Read More

  • Wolfgang

    Warren Wolf #: MAC1077 RELEASED: 08/19/13 info

    Wolfgang features two different three-man rhythm sections (pianist Benny Green, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Lewis Nash; and pianist Aaron Goldberg, bassist Kris Funn and drummer Billy Williams, Jr.), as well as...Read More

  • Guided Tour

    Gary Burton #: MAC1074 RELEASED: 08/19/13 info

    A popular phrase in years past was “Life Begins at 60,” but Gary Burton—as he has done so often throughout his career—is rewriting the book on retirement.Read More

  • Out Here

    Christian McBride #: MAC1069 RELEASED: 08/05/13 info

    With Out Here, premier bassist Christian McBride’s fifth recording on Mack Avenue Records, McBride introduces his latest working group: a trio, fully embracing at age 41 his role as standard-bearer and mentor.Read More

  • People Music

    Christian McBride #: MAC1070 RELEASED: 05/13/13 info

    Any time that McBride steps into the studio or onto a stage he plays what could be called “people music,” but it’s a particularly apt title for the second release by...Read More

  • From Here I See

    Ben Wolfe #: MXJ608 RELEASED: 04/02/13 info

    Ben Wolfe’s recording, From Here I See, is a continuation of his belief in the primacy of melody over all other aspects of music. The recording features all original compositions presented...Read More

  • The Bespoke Man's Narrative

    Aaron Diehl #: MAC1066 RELEASED: 03/18/13 info

    In fashion circles, the adjective “bespoke” denotes custom-made suits and shirts and signifies the person who designs and constructs them. On The Bespoke Man’s Narrative, his brilliant Mack Avenue Records debut,...Read More

  • The Best Thing For You

    John Proulx #: MXJ508 RELEASED: 10/23/12 info

    John Proulx (pronounced "Proo"), a Grammy Award-winning composer, presents a fresh take on a number of standards as well as six compelling, original compositions. The selections and arrangements offer a wide variety...Read More

  • Junction

    Hot Club Of Detroit #: MAC1067 RELEASED: 08/13/12 info

    Following up It's About That Time, Nighttown and the eponymous 2006 debut—Hot Club of Detroit expands its sonic and compositional horizons with Junction. Retaining its original lineup of reeds, two guitars,...Read More

  • Seeds From The Underground

    Kenny Garrett #: MAC1063 RELEASED: 04/09/12 info

    The album highlights Garrett's overall approach to music: wide-ranging, receiving ideas from all musical sources and genres. Garrett states, "I love the challenge of trying to stay open...about music and about...Read More

  • Conversations With Christian

    Christian McBride #: MAC1050 RELEASED: 11/07/11 info

    McBride first considered a proposal to do a duet project during the latter ‘90s. “At the time,” he recalls, “I didn’t feel I was ready, or that it was the project...Read More

  • The Good Feeling

    Christian McBride #: MAC1053 RELEASED: 09/26/11 info

    In a stellar career that continues to showcase his remarkable talents as a consummate musician, bassist Christian McBride reaches another milestone with the release of The Good Feeling, his first big band...Read More

  • Warren Wolf

    Warren Wolf #: MAC1059 RELEASED: 08/15/11 info

    It’s no exaggeration to state that the release of Warren Wolf, the eponymous debut album for Mack Avenue Records by Warren Wolf, will make it as apparent to jazz fans as...Read More

  • A New Kiss

    David Budway #: MXJ222 RELEASED: 06/28/11 info

    David Budway’s impressive release, A New Kiss, features a mix of jazz standards and originals with elements of classical music, Arabic improvisation and popular song. Budway is joined by a...Read More

  • Legacy

    Gerald Wilson #: MAC1056 RELEASED: 06/20/11 info

    Gerald Wilson, jazz’s reigning composer/orchestrator pays homage to his adopted hometown, Chicago on his fifth Mack Avenue Records release, Legacy. Composers Igor Stravinsky and Giacomo Puccini also receive Wilson’s...Read More

  • Common Ground

    Gary Burton #: MAC1061 RELEASED: 06/06/11 info

    On Gary Burton’s debut release on Mack Avenue Records Common Ground,, the Grammy®-winning pioneer of the four-mallet technique of playing the vibes is not only delivering his first studio album...Read More

  • This Side Of Strayhorn

    Terrell Stafford #: MXJ408 RELEASED: 03/29/11 info

    Billy Strayhorn is widely considered to be one of the greatest composers of our time, and his three-decade-long collaboration with Duke Ellington furnished the American songbook with a number of timeless classics....Read More

  • Triple Play

    Russell Malone #: MXJ607 RELEASED: 11/02/10 info

    Russell Malone has been a significant figure in the jazz world for more than two decades. On Triple Play, he once again cements his reputation as a pre-eminent jazz guitarist, composer...Read More

  • It's About That Time

    Hot Club Of Detroit #: MAC1051 RELEASED: 04/26/10 info

    The blistering fretwork on the opening track of the group’s third CD, It’s About That Time, pays explicit homage to one of their six-string heroes – just not the one you...Read More

  • New Strides

    Jeb Patton #: MXJ221 RELEASED: 11/17/09 info

    Pianist, composer and arranger Jeb Patton has been described as both a "young phenom" and an "absolute great," earning a well-regarded reputation in the international jazz community. On his MAXJAZZ piano series...Read More

  • Detroit

    Gerald Wilson #: MAC1049 RELEASED: 09/28/09 info

    Greatest living jazz orchestral composer releases Detroit, a six-part suite commissioned by the Detroit International Jazz Festival, and Wilson’s fourth release on Mack Avenue Records.Read More

  • It Is What It Is

    Brian Bromberg #: ART7019 RELEASED: 08/24/09 info

    On his fourth project for the Mack Avenue label imprint Artistry Music, Brian unleashes another wide palette of styles letting the chips fall where they may. It’s a decidedly funky 13-track...Read More

  • Swinging, Singing, Playing

    The Count Basie Orchestra #: MAC1048 RELEASED: 08/24/09 info

    Even while the Count Basie Orchestra was in the studio finishing work on its Tony Bennett album, A Swinging Christmas, the ensemble’s new album was already taking shape: a salute to...Read More

  • Until It's Time

    Jack Wilkins #: MXJ606 RELEASED: 06/15/09 info

    Guitarist Jack Wilkins has been a part of the music scene for many years, recording and touring since the early 1970’s. On his release Until It’s Time, Wilkins’ distinct sound and...Read More

  • Work To Do

    #: MAC 1045 RELEASED: 05/04/09 info

    Along with Carl Allen and Rodney Whitaker, Work To Do features a stellar cast of musicians: Vincent Chandler – trombone; George Colligan – piano and Fender Rhodes; Vincent Herring – alto and soprano saxophone; Rodney...Read More

  • The Search Within

    Sean Jones #: MAC1044 RELEASED: 03/23/09 info

    During the course of Sean Jones’ burgeoning career beginning with his Mack Avenue Records debut in 2004, Eternal Journey, the trumpeter/bandleader has embarked on a series of quests, passionately plumbing the depths...Read More

  • November

    Jeremy Pelt #: MXJ407 RELEASED: 07/15/08 info

    Jeremy Pelt wrote and arranged all of the compositions on this acoustic, straight-ahead release. November features Pelt’s working quintet including tenor saxophonist JD Allen, pianist Danny Grissett, bassist Dwayne Burno...Read More

  • No Strangers Here

    Ben Wolfe #: MXJ605 RELEASED: 05/20/08 info

    Bassist Ben Wolfe wrote, arranged, and orchestrated all of the songs for this exceptional release. No Strangers Here features some outstanding musicians including a core band featuring Marcus Strickland, tenor and soprano...Read More

  • Monterey Moods

    Gerald Wilson #: MAC1039 RELEASED: 09/24/07 info

    For the 20th annual festival in 1977, founder Jimmy Lyons asked Wilson to compose an extended work, “Happy Birthday Monterey.” Gerald followed that with “Theme For Monterey” for the 1997 festival (which was nominated...Read More

  • Get Ready

    #: MAC1034 RELEASED: 05/07/07 info

    Drummer Carl Allen and bassist Rodney Whitaker make a solid team co-leading this studio date that blends enticing originals with imaginative treatments of two Motown hits. With pianist Cyrus Chestnut, alto saxophonist...Read More

  • Taking Chances

    Terrell Stafford #: MXJ405 RELEASED: 03/13/07 info

    Trumpeter and composer Terell Stafford is one of the most gifted and versatile musicians of his generation. Stafford combines lyricism and his love of melody with a spirited, adventurous edge. Taking Chances...Read More

  • Healing Space

    Tia Fuller #: MAC1033 RELEASED: 02/19/07 info

    Fuller and drummer Kim Thompson are also members of R&B superstar Beyoncé’s all-female touring band, and are featured in Beyoncé’s video, “Irreplaceable.” An uplifting spirit ignites Healing Space from...Read More

  • Live At Jazz Standard Volume Two

    Russell Malone #: MXJ604 RELEASED: 10/10/06 info

    Recorded September 9-11, 2005 at Jazz Standard in New York, Live at Jazz Standard Volume 2 offers a dynamic set of music. There is nothing quite like an entrancing live recording that puts the...Read More

  • Live At Jazz Standard Volume One

    Russell Malone #: MXJ602 RELEASED: 10/10/06 info

    On Live at Jazz Standard Volume One, Russell Malone captivates from the opener and displays why he is one of the most in-demand guitarists today. Live at Jazz Standard Volume One...Read More

  • Every Time I Think Of You

    Alan Broadbent #: ART7011 RELEASED: 09/11/06 info

    Broadbent says the album "combines my playing and my writing, especially with the most expressive of instruments, the string orchestra," that he feels works like a collective fourth person on the disc. ...Read More

  • Live At The Kennedy Center Volume Two

    Mulgrew Miller #: MXJ219 RELEASED: 08/29/06 info

    Live at The Kennedy Center (Volume Two) features a sumptuous selection of songs from a trio that shifts seamlessly from hard-driving grooves to soft ballads, all with a distinct sound that has...Read More

  • Live At The Kennedy Center Volume One

    Mulgrew Miller #: MXJ217 RELEASED: 08/29/06 info

    Live at The Kennedy Center (Volume One) features a sumptuous selection of songs from a trio that shifts seamlessly from hard-driving grooves to soft ballads, all with a distinct sound that has...Read More

  • Here

    Eric Reed #: MXJ216 RELEASED: 05/09/06 info

    Over the last fifteen years, pianist Eric Reed has been a mainstay on the jazz scene. Having toured the world with his group and recorded as both a leader and sideman on...Read More

  • Wildcrafted

    Geoffrey Keezer #: MXJ215 RELEASED: 10/25/05 info

    Geoffrey Keezer, regarded as one of the premiere pianists of his generation, is proud to announce the release of Wildcrafted, his first live CD. Wildcrafted, Keezer’s follow-up release to his critically...Read More

  • In My Time

    Gerald Wilson #: MAC1025 RELEASED: 09/26/05 info

    Six time Grammy nominee Gerald Wilson is truly one of jazz's greatest statesmen. With "In My Time" he has created another musical triumph in his esteemed legacy, and does so with undeniable...Read More

  • Live At Yoshi's Volume Two

    Mulgrew Miller #: MXJ212 RELEASED: 06/07/05 info

    Mulgrew Miller thrives as one of the premiere jazz pianists of today. He returns with the second volume of Live at Yoshi’s, his third recording as a leader since joining MAXJAZZ...Read More

  • Solo Voyage

    Denny Zeitlin #: MXJ213 RELEASED: 06/07/05 info

    Renowned for his versatile compositions and intelligent interpretation of standards, pianist Denny Zeitlin’s recording, Solo Voyage, adds another chapter to his distinguished career. Zeitlin’s momentum continues to build following his 2004...Read More

  • Sonic Tonic

    Ron Blake #: MAC1020 RELEASED: 05/23/05 info

    Ron Blake is an excellent modern mainstream tenor saxophonist with a strong tone, a creative improvising style, and versatility. On this well-rounded CD, Blake digs into some of his best originals.Read More

  • In The P.M.

    Peter Martin #: MXJ211 RELEASED: 04/26/05 info

    Martin returns to the studio with his long time collaborators Reuben Rogers, bass; and Greg Hutchinson, drums; a trio that currently backs Grammy-award-winning vocalist Dianne Reeves. In The P.M. also features...Read More

  • 52nd And Broadway: Songs of the Be Bop Era

    Terry Gibbs #: MAC1018 RELEASED: 07/19/04 info

    The music on “52nd & Broadway” comes from the period that had an indelible imprint on countless musicians and other listeners—the bebop era. The originals written by Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious...Read More

  • Like Fine Wine

    George Shearing #: MAC1015 RELEASED: 06/14/04 info

    George Shearing’s musical legacy reaches back some 70 years, however “Like Fine Wine” resonates with the same quiet intensity that has infused his career since its beginnings.Read More

  • Slickrock

    Denny Zeitlin #: MXJ209 RELEASED: 05/25/04 info

    Not long ago Marian McPartland – who in the decades of her career has listened to and performed with more pianists than anyone else on earth – had Zeitlin on her NPR show “Piano...Read More

  • Live At Yoshi's Volume One

    Mulgrew Miller #: MXJ208 RELEASED: 05/25/04 info

    Miller takes it to the next level now by recording his first live album. Recorded July 22-23, 2003, at Yoshi’s at Jack London Square – one of the world’s premiere jazz clubs...Read More

  • Playground

    Russell Malone #: MXJ601 RELEASED: 04/06/04 info

    Russell Malone’s Playground features his working band of Martin Bejerano, piano; Tassili Bond, bass; E.J. Strickland, drums and guests Gary Bartz, saxophone; and Joe Locke, vibes. All arrangements are...Read More

  • Lest We Forget

    Ron Blake #: MAC1012 RELEASED: 09/22/03 info

    The veteran saxman loosely fashions his label debut as a tribute to three diverse and influential jazz legends, Stanley Turrentine, Grover Washington, Jr., and soul-jazz organist Charles Earland. Blake's more than up...Read More

  • Close to My Heart

    Jeremy Pelt #: MXJ403 RELEASED: 09/01/03 info

    “The hot new trumpeter has musical personality that fits his instrument: intrepid, convincing, resolute. The modern hard bop that crackles…has the kind of vehemence and clarity that make people turn...Read More

  • New York, New Sound

    Gerald Wilson #: MAC1009 RELEASED: 08/25/03 info

    For "New York, New Sound", the only non-laid back resident of L.A. was in a New York state of mind, and came up with a session that sounds like it was...Read More

  • New Beginnings

    Terrell Stafford #: MXJ402 RELEASED: 06/01/03 info

    Terell Stafford has been a ubiquitous presence on the jazz scene. Since the mid-1990's, he’s been an integral part of jazz groups led by such stellar performers as Cedar Walton,...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

  • Live At The Village Vanguard

    Bruce Barth #: MXJ205 RELEASED: 02/01/03 info

    “. . . a somewhat under- appreciated pianist of enormous ability, . . . Barth plays with an understated intensity, swathed in graceful technique and cradled in modernist harmonies. It bursts out in his own solos." -...Read More

  • The Sequel

    Mulgrew Miller #: MXJ204 RELEASED: 09/01/02 info

    Miller is one of the most acclaimed – and recorded – jazz pianists of his generation. In a 1995 New York Times poll, he was selected as the “most in-demand” pianist in jazz and was...Read More

  • The Fuse Is Lit

    Eugene Maslov #: MAC1006 RELEASED: 07/29/02 info

    A classically trained pianist in his native Russia, Maslov was introduced to jazz through the music of Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson and others. He worked to develop his own style and, before...Read More

  • This Side Up

    Jessica Williams #: MXJ203 RELEASED: 04/01/02 info
  • Something Unexpected

    Peter Martin #: MXJ202 RELEASED: 09/01/01 info

    “The elegance of his touch, the textural clarity of his improvisations and the careful design of his solos distinguish Martin from many pianists of the 35-and-under generation." - Los Angeles...Read More

  • East And West

    Bruce Barth #: MXJ201 RELEASED: 07/01/01 info

    Bruce Barth CD's feature a superb collection of originals and standards performed by one of the most intuitive pianists and composers in the industry. In addition to touring with his own trio,...Read More

  • The Face Of Love

    Eugene Maslov #: MAC1002 RELEASED: 11/23/99 info

    Face of Love finds Maslov incorporating guests Toots Thielemans on harmonica and Shirley Horn on vocals, and interpreting jazz and pop music from '60s icons, adding an occasional innocuous synth wash...Read More

  • When I Need To Smile

    Eugene Maslov #: MAC1001 RELEASED: 09/08/99 info

    Maslov is a gifted pianist that has a keen melodic sense and can express it in contemporary terms. Produced by Stix Hooper of the Crusaders and helped by bassist Eddie Gomez and...Read More

  • One, Two, Three

    Dave Venn #: MXJ103 RELEASED: 08/01/97 info

    Love Letters is a worthy entree to pianist Dave Venn's artfully designed pastiche, One Two Three. His debut compact disc as a leader celebrates all three voices early on. First, the ringing...Read More

  • I'll Remember April

    The Kennedy Brothers #: MXJ102 RELEASED: 08/01/97 info

    The Kennedy Brothers and drummer Todd Strait have fashioned a perfect blend of standards for their first trio compact disc, I'll Remember April. They display great command of their instruments and sheer...Read More