Jazz Quad (Russia) Reviews Phil Schurger’s “The Waters Above”

September 25, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Впервые приступая к прослушиванию диска, изданного лейблом со столь оригинальным названием, как ears&eyes Records, я предполагал, что и музыку он должен издавать нетривиальную. Что же, в случае с Филом Шаргером эти надежды оправдались. The Waters Above – второй для уроженца Индианы и жителя Чикаго альбом на этом лейбле. Первый, Echoes of … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Trumpeter Gil Defay Announces Debut Album “It’s All Love” – Out November 1st, 2018

September 24, 2018New Release, Special Announcement

Trumpeter, composer and arranger Gil Defay is proud to announce the November 1st release of his new album It’s All Love. On this, his debut recording, Gil brings together a whole host of talented musicians including, Ansy Defay on tenor/soprano saxophones and vocals,  Rakiem Walker on alto saxophone, Toku Jazz on flugelhorn, Antonio Peñalva on … Read More

FEATURE: Bass Player Magazine Shares the News of Evan Salvacion Levine’s New Album “Mestizo”

September 21, 2018Features, Reviews

Bass Player Magazine Shifting Paradigm Records is proud to announce the October 5th release of Mestizo, the new album from bassist and composer Evan Salvacion Levine. Mestizo, Levine’s sophomore release as a leader, debuts his new trio project, which features Matt Gold on guitar and Andrew Green on drums. This seven-track collection of originals – each penned by … Read More

REVIEW: Musical Memoirs Reviews Alex Clough’s “Near Far Beyond”

September 18, 2018Features, Reviews

Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs ALEX CLOUGH – “NEAR, FAR, BEYOND” Independent Label Alex Cough, piano/composer; John Tate, bass; Jay Sawyer, drums; Steve Kortyka, tenor saxophone; David Smith, trumpet/flugelhorn. Pianist, Alex Clough, has composed every song on this project. This is his fledgling record release, after spending the last decade performing as a professional musician. Based … Read More

REVIEW: Muziq (France) Reviews Scott Petito’s “Rainbow Gravity”

September 17, 2018Features, Reviews

Julien Ferté, Muziq J’imagine que Scott Petito doit profiter du défilé régulier de jazz stars dans son studio de Catskill (New York) pour prendre date avec elles et booker quelques séances d’enregistrement à la volée. Ainsi, accrochez-vous au pinceau le Doc enlève l’escabeau, rien moins que David Sancious, Rachel Z (claviers), Bob Mintzer (saxophone ténor), David Spinozza (guitare), Mike … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Adison Evans’ “Meridian”

September 17, 2018Features, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly Adison Evans shows chops and style galore as she tames the unwieldy baritone sax and bass clarinet with a simpatico team of Troy Roberts/ts, Mat Jodrell/tp-fh, Lilvano Monastrios/p, Joseph Lepore/b, Robert Giaquinto/dr and guests Jeremy Smith/perc and Vasko Dukovski/cl. Her tone is warm and breathy, caressing themes such as the gentle … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Scott Petito’s “Rainbow Gravity”

September 17, 2018Features, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura Scanning the names of musicians included on Scott Petito’s Rainbow Gravity, jazz-fusion listeners might understandably think they’ve died and gone to heaven: the drum chair alone’s occupied by no less than Jack DeJohnette, Peter Erskine, Simon Phillips, and Omar Hakim. Consequently, calling Petito’s second outing as a leader indispensable for longtime lovers of … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Geof Bradfield’s “Yes, and…Music for Nine Improvisers”

September 17, 2018Features, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly Geof Bradfield as a strong and muscular tone to his reeds, walking the Coltrane-Rollins tightrope on this satisfyling album with Anna Webber/fl-ts, Greg Ward/as, Russ Johnson-Marquis Hill/tp-fh, Joel Adams/tb, Scott Hesse/g, Clark Sommers/b and Dana Hall/dr, as the artists come and go to create different combinations on these originals. While the … Read More