Contemporary Blues/Soul Singer Kat Riggins Announces New Album ‘Progeny’

Photo: Kat Riggins (Dennica Pearl Worrell) Contemporary Blues/Soul Singer Kat Riggins Announces New Album ‘Progeny’ Out June 24 On Gulf Coast Records “When it came to this record, the key words were ‘ACKNOWLEDGE’ and ‘HONOR,’” contemporary blues/soul singer Kat Riggins proclaims about her new CD, Progenyreleasing June 24th on Gulf Coast Records. “I have always … Read more

The Sound of Contemporary Records

The legend of Lester Koenig—record collector, bon vivant, screenwriter, film producer, friend to Hollywood’s famous—looms larger than a hundred books, let alone a few words in JazzTimes. Yet it’s as the founder of Contemporary Records (in 1952) where he arguably made his most lasting mark, creating jazz recordings with a distinctive crispness, more often than … Read more