Brandee Younger Featured on Cleveland Classical!

May 9, 2017Features

CMA: a conversation with harpist Brandee Younger by Mike Telin, Cleveland Classical Known for her eloquent performances of traditional harp repertoire, as well as for pushing the musical boundaries of the instrument, harpist Brandee Younger has shared the stage with jazz greats including Ravi Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, and Jack DeJohnette, as well as singer-songwriters John … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Alex Wintz’ Debut Album “Life Cycle”

May 8, 2017Reviews

Leonid Audkern, Jazz Quad Дебютный альбом гитариста из Бруклина, Нью-Йорк Алекса Винца Life Cycle, поступающий в продажу 19 мая, открывает новый этап в творческой карьере музыканта. К этой первой работе в качестве не только лидера ансамбля, но и композитора семи пьес из девяти, Алекс подошел уже сложившимся мастером с собственным стилем и серьезным опытом десятилетней … Read More

The JC Hopkins Biggish Band Presents “Meet Me at Minton’s” 8/2 at the Slipper Room, NYC

May 8, 2017Event Announcement, Special Announcement

The JC Hopkins Biggish Band Presents “Meet Me at Minton’s” Celebration of the album at The Slipper Room, NYC (08/02/2017) Led by the bandleader, songwriter and producer for which it’s named, the JC Hopkins Biggish Band has always been a friend to vocalists –  Nate Chinen, The New York TImes The combination of pianist-bandleader JC … Read More

Jazz da Gama Reviews Mike Casey’s “The Sound of Surprise”

May 4, 2017Reviews

Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama Young virtuosos are not always proof that the future of music is in good hands. Their yammering, often faster than the speed of light to inform us that they have “heard” Art Tatum, Oscar Peterson or Errol Garner; Bird, ‘Trane or Sonny Rollins and taken them to heart. But … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano’s Upcoming Release “Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane”

May 4, 2017Reviews

Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail We couldn’t have asked for better! Two veterans and top-notch horn masters like Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano playing together the bright music of John Coltrane in the commemoration of his 50th anniversary on Resonance Records. Regardless their different styles, approaches, and timbres, the co-leaders seamlessly adjust their eloquent phrasing and … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews BJ Jansen’s Upcoming Release “Common Ground”

May 4, 2017Reviews

Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Cincinnati-born B.J. Jansen, a gifted baritone saxophonist and composer with a 20-year career and a flair for traditional jazz, brings together a devoted sextet that allows him to take the vocabulary from the past into modern escapism. His tenth album, Common Ground, symbolizes what he calls of Harlem/Philadelphia connection (due to … Read More

All About Jazz Reviews Trio Ciclos “Mobiles: Vol. 1”

May 2, 2017Reviews

James Nadal, All About Jazz In a novel approach to free improvisation, Trio Ciclos, draws from the kinetic art of sculptor Alexander Calder, and composer Earle Brown’s open form style of musical interpretation. Mobiles Vol. 1 , is an adventurous foray into jazz experimentation that allows the listener to float through the creative process as … Read More