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Joey Alexander’s Surprise Thelonious Monk Album ‘Joey.Monk.Live!’ Out Now

Joey Alexander’s Surprise Thelonious Monk Album ‘Joey.Monk.Live!’ Out Now

In celebration of Thelonious Monk’s centennial, Joey Alexander performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room in June of 2017.

The resulting live album, Joey.Monk.Live! captures Joey’s trio, with bassist Scott Colley and drummer Willie Jones III, exploring Monk’s music in imaginative and deeply-felt ways. In solo, duo and trio performances, Joey pays tribute to the pianist and composer who first made an impression on him and who still serves as a guiding inspiration.

Listen/Download exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music here!


Best of 2016 Round-up

Best of 2016 Round-up

Check out Motéma artist mentions on many year end ‘best of ‘ lists!

NPR Music Best 50 Albums of 2016
Rene Marie, Sound of Red 

NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll
#1 Vocal Album: Rene Marie, Sound of Red
#1 Latin Album: The Pedrito Martinez Group, Habana Dreams
Top 50 Albums of the Year: Donny McCaslin, Beyond Now,  Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio, Perfection, Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, Work Songs

Stereogum 10 Best Jazz Albums of 2016
Donny McCaslin, Beyond Now

iTunes Best of 2016, Jazz
Joey Alexander, Countdown, Ben Wendel, What We Bring, Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio, Perfection

JazzTimes Top 50 Albums
Rene Marie, Sound of Red, Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, Work Songs, Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio, Perfection

DownBeat Best Albums of 2016
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence, Work Songs
Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio, Perfection
Ben Wendel, What We Bring


Joey Alexander, Ted Nash Big Band and Rene Marie receive GRAMMY nominations

Joey Alexander, Ted Nash Big Band and Rene Marie receive GRAMMY nominations

Congrats to our three 59th Annual GRAMMYs nominees – Joey Alexander (Best Improvised Jazz Solo: “Countdown”), Rene Marie (Best Jazz Vocal Album) and Ted Nash Big Band (Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album & Best Instrumental Composition: “Spoken at Midnight”).

Find out more about Joey Alexander’s album Countdown here.

Find out more about Rene Marie’s album Sound of Red here.

Find out more about Ted Nash Big Band’s album Presidential Suite: Eight Variations on Freedom here.