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  • Decisive Steps

    Tia Fuller #: MAC1043 RELEASED: 03/15/10 info

    Swing is the musical manifestation of forward motion. To achieve one’s goals, one must take giant steps. Today’s modern musicians at the change of the 21st century are moving miles...Read More

  • Dem Bones

    Carla Cook #: MXJ111 RELEASED: 02/01/01 info

  • 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

  • Divine Voices: Pastors Of Praise

    Various Artists #: REN5155 RELEASED: 01/26/15 info

    Divine Voices: Pastors of Praise is a 12-track collection featuring Gospel hits by the leading pastors who performed them—including Donnie McClurkin, Bishop Paul Morton, Pastor Shirley Caesar, Israel Houghton, Hezekiah...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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Downright Upright

    Brian Bromberg #: ART7012 RELEASED: 02/19/07 info

    On Downright Upright, acclaimed bassist BRIAN BROMBERG leads an All-Star line-up to create an irresistible musical tour de force.Generating retro grooves, sexy rhythms, and catchy hooks on every track – this mix...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

  • Dreams and Daggers

    Cécile McLorin Salvant #: MAC1120 RELEASED: 09/29/17 info

    Shortly following Cécile McLorin Salvant’s emergence on the music scene, New York Times critic Stephen Holden stated, “As Cécile McLorin Salvant spun songs into a brilliant silk tapestry, I...Read More

  • Duets

    Kevin Eubanks Stanley Jordan #: MAC1092 RELEASED: 03/22/15 info

    Multifaceted guitar heroes Kevin Eubanks and Stanley Jordan recording a Duets album: an idea that as soon as you hear it, you wonder why nobody, including you, thought of it until now...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 East Bay Archive, Volume I

    Tower Of Power #: TOP300201 RELEASED: 05/19/17 info

    Recorded at Boston’s K-K-K-Katy’s club in April 1973, this 2-CD set was pulled straight from TOWER OF POWER’s personal archives. An historic recording from the band’s formative years.Read More

  • East West Time Line

    Kevin Eubanks #: MAC1119 RELEASED: 04/07/17 info

    Joining Eubanks on this stellar outing are longtime collaborator and former Berklee College of Music schoolmate, drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith, who fuels the West Coast outfit alongside seasoned session bassist Rene Camacho,...Read More

  • El Viaje

    Harold López-Nussa #: MAC1114 RELEASED: 09/09/16 info

    “El Viaje (The Journey),” the title track of Cuban pianist and composer Harold López-Nussa’s debut release on Mack Avenue Records, seems to sway gently like a boat in the water...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

  • Eternal Journey

    Sean Jones #: MAC1016 RELEASED: 05/17/04 info

    At 25, Jones has a mature style, a warm tone, an ability to caress ballads, a fertile imagination and a forward-looking approach. With the release of "Eternal Journey," Sean Jones is more...Read More

  • Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway

    Kirk Whalum #: REN5145 RELEASED: 08/30/10 info

    The breadth and depth of Kirk Whalum’s Everything Is Everything: The Music Of Donny Hathaway on Rendezvous Music/Mack Avenue Records reflects everything he has been and is as an artist,...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

  • The Evolution of Gospel

    Various Artists #: REN5158 RELEASED: 09/04/15 info

    The Evolution of Gospel is acelebration of 12 of the brightest and most enduring Gospel songs and singers ever! The CD features a rich heritage of music from mega-artists who have enthralled and...Read More

  • Evolve

    Jackiem Joyner #: ART7042 RELEASED: 04/27/14 info

    Rather than fitting in with the traditional, I’m bringing the audience along with songs that unfold over different and interesting soundscapes even as I move towards a live organic sound. 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Falling Up

    Geoffrey Keezer #: MXJ207 RELEASED: 09/01/03 info

    Due to his taking to the piano at age three, Geoffrey Keezer worked early with such legends of jazz as Dizzy Gillespie, Ray Brown and Art Blakey, becoming the last pianist – and...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

  • Feelin Good: Live In Studio

    Terry Gibbs #: MAC1022 RELEASED: 06/25/05 info

    It is not surprising that the music on “Feelin’ Good” is swinging, accessible and exciting, for the same is true of much of the music that Terry Gibbs has created during his...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

  • THE FONK RECORD featuring Tiz & the Fonkie Planetarians

    Wayman Tisdale #: REN5144 RELEASED: 10/25/10 info

    Are you ready to fonk? After a stellar career that produced eight top-selling jazz CDs and one gospel project, prepare yourself for a different side of Wayman Tisdale—one that was 12...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

  • Forever For Always For Luther Vol. 2

    #: REN5122 RELEASED: 11/19/06 info

    It is the highly anticipated sequel to the [email protected] nominated tribute to the life and legacy of Luther Vandross. The album features a star-studded line up including Kirk Whalum, Patti Austin, Will...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

  • Free

    Jonathan Butler #: REN5156 RELEASED: 10/30/15 info

    Jonathan Butler has spent a lifetime writing and recording music that uplifts and encourages others, but as he penned songs for his latest album, Free he had no idea God would use...Read More

  • Friends

    Stanley Jordan #: MAC1062 RELEASED: 09/26/11 info

    In a career that took flight in 1985 with immediate commercial and critical acclaim, guitar virtuoso Stanley Jordan has consistently displayed a chameleonic musical persona of openness, imagination, versatility, respect and maverick daring....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

  • Full Circle

    Brian Bromberg #: ART7047 RELEASED: 03/25/16 info

    “This album is just a swinging, in-your-face traditional jazz album with simple tunes that are easy to sing along with and remember, but have a foundation in hardcore ‘real’ jazz.”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

  • Gemini

    Sean Jones #: MAC1023 RELEASED: 06/27/05 info

    Trumpeter Sean Jones certainly covers a great deal of musical ground on Gemini. The music ranges from the hard boppish "In Her Honor," a hint of 1960s lyrical Freddie Hubbard on "Rain...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

  • 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

  • Golden Slumbers: A Father's Love

    Various Artists #: REN5107 RELEASED: 04/25/05 info

    A unique collection of original material and new interpretations of classic love songs by fathers for their children performed by an amazing array of artists, from pop to folk to gospel...Read More

  • Golden Slumbers: A Father's Lullaby

    #: ART7035 RELEASED: 05/27/13 info

    This is a real sleeper of an album, literally. Smooth-jazz musicians—including Peter White, Dave Koz, Norman Brown, David Benoit, and others—play music here to put babies to sleep....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

  • The Gospel According To Jazz Chapter III

    Kirk Whalum #: REN5142 RELEASED: 03/15/10 info

    The Gospel According to Jazz, Chapter III, in all its breath and breadth, plaintive wailing saxophones, deep and rich harmonies, sensual romance, delightful humor, artful space, and awesome beauty tells Kirk Whalum's...Read More

  • The Gospel According To Jazz: Chapter IV

    Kirk Whalum #: REN5152 RELEASED: 03/22/15 info

    Recorded live at the Christian Cultural Center in Brooklyn, NY, saxophonist Kirk Whalum elevates his award winning The Gospel According To Jazz series to a new level with a live-recorded double CD...Read More

  • Gospel Praise Duets: Many Voices, One Message

    Various Artists #: REN5151 RELEASED: 05/25/14 info

    Gospel Praise Duets: Many Voices, One Message features the harmonizing pairings of Charles Jenkins & Fellowship Chicago, J.J. Hairston & Youthful Praise, Tye Tribbett & G.A., Kirk Whalum and Jonathan Butler, David and...Read More

  • Grace And Mercy

    Jonathan Butler #: REN5149 RELEASED: 09/24/12 info

    A South African native whose expansive musical gift has earned accolades in the R&B, contemporary jazz and gospel fields, Butler’s new release Grace and Mercy is filled with the soulful...Read More

  • Great American Soulbook

    Tower Of Power #: TOP300205 RELEASED: 05/19/17 info

    On the eve of the band’s 40th anniversary, TOWER OF POWER recorded this 12-track album of classic soul songs done Tower- of-Power-style. Features guests artists Joss Stone, Sam Moore, Tom Jones,...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

  • Hang Time

    Wayman Tisdale #: REN5104 RELEASED: 07/12/04 info

    2004 album from the Jazz bassist and former professional basketball player. Bassist Wayman Tisdale continued his love affair with classic old-school songs on Hang Time, his first for Dave Koz's Rendezvous Entertainment.Read More

  • Headboppin'

    Shilts #: ARZ10013 RELEASED: 05/28/06 info

    True to its name, HeadBoppin's ten tracks -- some featuring off-the-wall titles indicative of Shilts' cheeky personality -- will get you dancing, and if you're driving, at least your head will move...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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Hot Club Of Detroit

    Hot Club Of Detroit #: MAC1030 RELEASED: 08/05/06 info

    Through these newer songs, the Hot Club of Detroit proves their mastery of Reinhardt's music, since they can not only play his songs so well; they know how to translate it to...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

  • Hugh "Peanuts" Whalum

    Peanuts Whalum #: REN5116 RELEASED: 08/07/06 info

    In the category of Talent Deserving Wider Recognition and Best Kept Musical Secret, Hugh “Peanuts” Whalum shines with unparalleled brightness.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

  • Identity

    Jeremy Pelt #: MXJ404 RELEASED: 07/19/05 info

    Trumpeter Jeremy Pelt has something to say, and does so in Identity with ten original compositions which define his musical direction and reinforce his capabilities as a leader.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

  • im•pro•vise never before seen

    Sean Jones #: MAC1080 RELEASED: 07/20/14 info

    Celebrating his 10th anniversary with Mack Avenue Records, internationally acclaimed composer/trumpeter Sean Jones views his 7th album, im•pro•vise (never before seen), as “a reintroduction of who I am.”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

  • 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

  • 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

  • In The Spirit Of Jobim

    Brian Bromberg #: ART7031 RELEASED: 07/16/12 info

    In The Spirit of Jobim is comprised of five classics made famous by Brazilian legend Antonio Carlos Jobim—“One Note Samba,” “Wave,” “Tristeifinado” (“Triste” and “Desafinado”), “Corcovado” and “The Girl From...Read More

  • In The Zone

    Richard Elliot #: ART7026 RELEASED: 10/10/11 info

    The reigning merchant of Soul Jazz, Richard Elliot invites loyal fans and newcomers alike to celebrate 25 years since the release of his debut album Trolltown. Where’s the party? Where else&mdash...Read More

  • The Invasion Parade

    Alfredo Rodriguez #: MAC1079 RELEASED: 03/03/14 info

    On The Invasion Parade, the follow-up to his stunning debut on Mack Avenue, Sounds of Space, Rodríguez explores his memories of Cuba, the people and the culture he left behind&mdash...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

  • 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

  • It's About Time

    Brian Bromberg #: ART7003 RELEASED: 04/30/91 info

    After a few electric projects, bassist Brian Bromberg decided to record a purely acoustic project. With such sidemen as pianists Mike Garson and Mitch Forman, brother Dave Bromberg on drums, trumpeter Freddie...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

  • It's All About Love

    Carla Cook #: MXJ106 RELEASED: 08/01/99 info

  • It's All Good

    Brian Simpson #: REN5110 RELEASED: 07/25/05 info

    Over the preceding 15 years, the veteran keyboardist Brian Simpson worked with some of the biggest names in contemporary jazz (Stanley Clarke, George Duke, Larry Carlton, Gerald Albright) and even did a tour...Read More

  • It's Christmas on Mack Avenue

    Various Artists #: MAC1090 RELEASED: 10/27/14 info

    Mack Avenue Records has assembled a stellar family of artists over the last 15 years, and what better time is there to gather the family together than the holidays? It’s Christmas on...Read More

  • Jackiem Joyner

    Jackiem Joyner #: ART7022 RELEASED: 08/02/10 info

    Jackiem Joyner is ready for his Hollywood close-up. It’s already been a big year for the multidimensional sax player both professionally and personally. Dramatic events offstage have inspired his work in...Read More

  • Jaco

    Brian Bromberg #: ART7010 RELEASED: 08/26/02 info

    This is a logical tribute album from one great bassist (Brian Bromberg) to another (Jaco Pastorius). The front of the CD purposely resembles Pastorius' debut recording and the program features six Pastorius...Read More

  • Jazz Yule Love

    #: MAC1007 RELEASED: 08/26/02 info

    Jazz Yule Love - Timeless Holiday Classics - Featuring George Shearing, Pete Jolly, Les McCann, Teddy Edwards, Terry Gibbs, Cedar Walton, Kenny Burrell, and more.Read More

  • Jazz Yule Love II

    #: MAC1029 RELEASED: 08/14/06 info

    Jazz Yule Love II - Timeless Holiday Classics - Featuring Gerald Wilson Orchestra, Sean Jones, Bud Shank Quartet, Oscar Castro Neves, Oscar Brown Jr., Hot Club of Detroit and more.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

  • Jonathan

    Jonathan Butler #: REN5108 RELEASED: 05/16/05 info

    Every now and then, an artist creates a special project so rich in content,so joyous in emotion, so fresh and inspired, that it becomes almost impossible to find a title...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