Stereogum Features Nick Mazzarella & Tomeka Reid’s “Signaling”

May 19, 2017Features

Phil Freeman, Stereogum Tomeka Reid pops up again on this duo album, recorded with alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella. They’re both Chicago-based, and this is a tribute to the Midwestern avant-garde of the 1970s, specifically taking inspiration from the creative relationship between Julius Hemphill and Abdul Wadud. Wadud’s cello, used in place of a bass, made … Read More

Nick Mazzarella & Tomeka Reid’s “Signaling” Receives a 4.5 Star Review from All About Jazz

May 12, 2017Reviews

Troy Dostert, All About Jazz On this captivating, fully-improvised duo recording by alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and cellist Tomeka Reid, we find a superlative example of two leading-edge musicians who continue to draw vital inspiration from their forbears. Reid, a contributing member of the hugely influential Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), has … Read More

Dusted Reviews Nick Mazzarella & Tomeka Reid’s “Signaling”

May 11, 2017Reviews

Derek Taylor, Dusted Nick Mazzarella and Tomeka Reid acknowledge and embrace the obvious right away on Signaling with an arresting opening number “Blues for Julius and Abdul” that honors two pioneers of the duo format they favor. Hemphill and Wadud put alto and cello tandems on the musical map with their various concerts and recordings … Read More

The Metropolitan Room Presents Resident Vocalist John Minnock!

May 10, 2017Event Announcement

New-breed Vocalist John Minnock Presents Innovative Show “Every Day Blues” at the Metropolitan Room for Year-Long Residency May 27th, 2017 & August 12th, 2017 October 14th, 2017 & December 9th, 2017 Innovative vocalist John Minnock, known for modern twists on jazz cabaret classics, is proud to bring his “Every Day Blues” series to The Metropolitan … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews Hiromi Suda’s “Nagi”

May 10, 2017Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly While a native of Japan, vocalist Hiromi Suda is able to still create a p enchant for Brazilian sounds, forming a unique melding of genres on this sensuously samba mix. She brings together the great Romero Lubambo on guitar, teaming up with Anne Drummond/fl, Julian Shore/p-key, Haggai Cohen-Milo/b and Keita … Read More