REVIEW: Greg Ward’s “Stomping Off From Greenwood” Gets a 4-Star Review from All About Jazz

December 30, 2018Press Reel, Reviews

Gareth Thompson, All About Jazz After a stint in New York, saxophonist Greg Ward was lured home to Chicago in 2016 by a project based on Charles Mingus‘s The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (Impulse! Records, 1963). Ward’s new vision of this record was widely acclaimed, not least for its performance with a ballet company, as Mingus had desired. … Read More

NEW MUSIC MONDAY: Jazziz Premieres Greg Ward’s “Stardust” from his Upcoming Album “Stomping off From Greenwood”

December 24, 2018Premiere, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Greg Ward, “Stardust” Saxophonist-composer Greg Ward, one of the most versatile saxophonists of his generation, will launch his new group Rogue Parade with Stomping Off the Greenwood, his new album, out on January 11 via Greenleaf Music. Rogue Parade is a quintet of heavyweight creative Chicago musicians and this nine-track collection explores the … Read More

BEST OF 2018: All About Jazz Lists Keri Johnsrud and Kevin Bales’ “Beyond the Neighborhood – The Music of Fred Rogers”

December 23, 2018Listings, Press Reel, Reviews

Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz Kevin Bales/Keri JohnsrudBeyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred RogersSelf-produced  Fred Rogers and his beloved TV series, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” has gotten a lot of attention lately. This musical tribute, featuring pianist Bales and the warm vocals of Johnsrud, adapts the songs he wrote for the show to a jazz … Read More

BEST OF DECEMBER: Stereogum Features Gabriel Zucker’s “Weighting”

December 21, 2018Press Reel, Reviews

Phil Freeman, Stereogum Pianist Gabriel Zucker’s debut album also features Tyshawn Sorey on drums, along with trumpeter Adam O’Farrill and saxophonist Eric Trudell. There’s no bassist; the fifth member of the ensemble is the room, because Weighting features absolutely masterful use of mic placement and reverb, and even post-production. Listen to this album on headphones … Read More

Ralph Peterson at Winter Jazz Fest, Jazz Congress and Dizzy’s in January

December 21, 2018Event Announcement, Press Releases

Iconic drummer, bandleader and Berklee professor Ralph Peterson  is proud to celebrate Art Blakey’s centennial with four separate appearances across 2019’s Winter Jazz Fest,  Jazz Congress and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Colaat Jazz at Lincoln Center Sat. Jan. 5th, 6:30pm: Messenger Legacy @ (Le) Poisson Rouge (Winter Jazz Fest) Mon. Jan. 7th, 4:15pm: Ralph Peterson @ Jazz Congress Keynote Session: Art Blakey Centennial Celebration Thurs. Jan. 10th, 7:30pm and 9:30pm: Ralph … Read More