-"The Jazz Cruise" will set sail Nov. 9-16 with a lineup that includes Regina Carter, nnenna Freelon, Tom Scott, Andy Bey and The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra. Produced by Jazz Cruises LLC, the eighth annual voyage will depart from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and stop in four ports: Key West, Grand Cayman, Cozumel and Belize.
-Acoustic guitarist and composer Earl Klugh's first studio album in nine
years arrives April 29 via Koch Records. "The Spice of Life" mixes original
tracks with Klugh's interpretation of several standards. The follow-up to
Klugh's 2005 set "Naked Guitar," this new project features a guest turn by flute maestro Hubert Laws.