INTERVIEW: WBGO’s The Checkout Interviews Emma Frank at Festival International de Jazz de Montréal

August 20, 2018Interviews, Radio/Podcasts

Simon Rentner, WBGO Today’s show unfolds in two parts. First Joe Lovano shares his appreciation of fellow tenor saxophonist Ben Webster, whom he first learning about his while growing up in Cleveland, OH. (Lovano expressed his appreciation many years later with an original blues, “Big Ben.”) Then we’ll take you to the 2018 Montreal Jazz Festival … Read More

REVIEW: Charles Pillow’s “Electric Miles” Gets a 4.5 Star Review From Jazz Artistry Now

August 20, 2018Features, Reviews

Scott Yanow, Jazz Artistry Now The upcoming 50th anniversary of Miles Davis’ groundbreaking Bitches Brew album served as a perfect excuse for altoist Charles Pillow to arrange new versions of some of Mr. Davis’ repertoire from that era. But unlike most other electric Miles tribute projects, the results are much different than one might expect. Charles Pillow, who is originally … Read More

NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS PICK: Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble @ Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Aug. 20th

August 17, 2018Features

Giovanni Russonello, New York Times MEG OKURA AND THE PAN ASIAN CHAMBER JAZZ ENSEMBLE at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Aug. 20, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). “Ima Ima” is the new album from this impressive violinist and bandleader, and her fourth with the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble. It’s a record of grandiloquent beauty that transitions easily from grooves to … Read More

FEATURE: No Treble Features Scott Petito’s “Rainbow Gravity”

August 17, 2018Features, Reviews

Kevin Johnson, No Treble Composer, producer, engineer, and bassist Scott Petito has released Rainbow Gravity, a new album featuring an all-star cast of musicians. His music comes to life thanks to saxophonist Bob Mintzer trumpeter Chris Pasin, guitarist David Spinozza, keyboardists Rachel Z, David Sancious and Warren Bernhardt, vibraphonist Mike Mainieri, and percussionist Bashiri Johnson. Petito also got … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Quad (Russia) Reviews Eden Bareket’s “Night”

August 17, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Иден Барекет родился в Буэнос-Айресе в 1987 году, с 2013 года живет в Нью-Йорке, но вырос и стал джазовым музыкантом в Израиле. Здесь в девять лет он начал играть на альт-саксофоне, а в пятнадцать перешел на баритон-саксофон, с которым не расстается с тех пор. Иден закончил консерваторию в Тель-Авиве, приобрел опыт … Read More