Disney does Jazz: Everybody Wants to be a Cat

Disney does Jazz: Everybody Wants to be a Cat

Everybody Wants To Be A Cat features performances by numerous jazz artists who are active today, including Dave Brubeck, Joshua Redman, Roy Hargrove, Mark Rapp, Dianne Reeves, Roberta Gambarini, the Bad Plus, Nikki Yanofsky, Esperanza Spalding, Regina Carter, Gilad...
“My Funny Valentine” Mashup

“My Funny Valentine” Mashup

A unique web feature built by the artist themselves featuring tweets mentioning the words “My Funny Valentine”, YouTube videos, a www.rdio.com playlist of over 30 versions and a free mp3 download. http://vday.thesongproject.net pulls in live feeds of Twitter users...
Share the Thanks Web App

Share the Thanks Web App

Just in time for Thanksgiving, jazz trumpeter and composer Mark Rapp launched a simple, but effective, web app to spread the feeling of thanks and gratitude. It features an original composition by Rapp appropriately named “Thank You” which was recorded and...
Good Eats (2011) – an AllAboutJazz.com Review

Good Eats (2011) – an AllAboutJazz.com Review

Legendary saxophonist Lou Donaldson doesn’t subscribe to a one-size-fits-all approach in his own music making. His oeuvre, which spans more than half a century, touches on bop, hard bop, soul-jazz, and funk, with each setting allowing for a different aspect of...
Serving up a savory, fun mix of tunes

Serving up a savory, fun mix of tunes

Serving up a savory, fun mix of tunes is Mark Rapp’s Melting Pot on their new release Good Eats (Dinemec). For my taste, you can’t go wrong with a classic organ trio — deployed here in the form of Joe Kaplowitz (keys), Ahmad Mansour (guitar), and...
Blue Note Jazz Festival

Blue Note Jazz Festival

Mark Rapp & Derek Lee Bronston’s “The Song Project” is set to play on Sunday, June 5th as part of the Blue Note Jazz festival in New York. Blue Note is expanding its doors throughout New York during the month of June 2011 for the inaugural Blue...