29 | May
There are lots of great albums being released this spring and summer that have ties to Detroit, that we’ll be telling you about in the coming weeks. Last week we featured the new CD by Dave McMurray “Music is Life” this week we celebrate the long-awaited release from drummer, arranger, educator and composer extraordinaire, Gayelynn McKinney.
18 | May
The long awaited project by GayeLynn McKinney is now available. This 11 track project brings about the sound and legacy of the McKinney Family
30 | Aug
Drummer Gayelynn McKinney — who you may know from her all-women jazz group Straight Ahead, or her recent work with Aretha Franklin — grew up in a magical place for musical development to be nurtured: the home of beloved Detroit pianist, composer, educator, and Tribe member Harold McKinney.
21 | Apr
Planet D Nonet follow up their debut release, “Swingin’ the D” with a huge sophomore project entitled, “Salute to Strayhorn”
05 | Dec
The latest release from Detroit’s Planet D Nonet is a tribute to one of the 20th Century’s jazz and swing greats.
07 | Nov
Composer-arranger Billy Strayhorn (1915-67) was a major figure in American music, best known during his life and for decades after his death as Duke Ellington’s collaborator. But in the last 20 years, thanks to pioneering biographical and musicological scholarship and recordings from a variety of sources, Strayhorn’s reputation has finally managed to escape Ellington’s shadow.