ALL ABOUT JAZZ: Dave Liebman – Archives And Improvisations – The Past And The Now Of A Life In Jazz

January 31, 2019Features, Press Reel

Victor L. Schermer, All About Jazz Prolific saxophonist, composer, band leader, and educator Dave Liebman is a living legend, an NEA Jazz Master who has been making waves since the 1970s and never stops growing, learning, and discovering. His autobiography, What It Is (Scarecrow Press, 2012, with Lewis Porter) is an honest probing of his more than half century experience … Read More

BEST OF JAZZ: Bandcamp Features Greg Ward’s “Stomping Off From Greenwood” in January’s Best of Jazz Round-Up!

January 30, 2019Features, Press Reel

Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Greg Ward Presents Rogue Parade Stomping Off From Greenwood There’s a menacing presence to the new one from Greg Ward. It gets in your face, and it chooses strength over subtlety more often than not. That’s what commands attention. But the slithery tempos and electronic idiosyncrasies are the sources of the album’s … Read More

AUDIO PREMIERE: Revive Music Premieres Dezron Douglas’ “Great Provider”

January 30, 2019Premiere, Press Reel

DanMichael Reyes, Revive Music Known as one of the most reliable musicians to man the low-end, Dezron Douglas has made a career of providing the root for some of the most swinging  modern music. Mentored by masters like Jackie McLean, Michael Carvin, and Pharoah Sanders, Douglas’ connection with music will always be swing. “I feel like no matter what groove, time … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Andy Milne & Dapp Theory’s “The Seasons of Being”

January 30, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura For his latest album, Andy Milne could have assembled a crew of likeminded colleagues and recorded a blowing session of originals and covers. Instead, the pianist, composer, and Dapp Theory bandleader chose to do something a whole lot more ambitious and original: work with the diagnostic principles of homeopathic healing to distill into musical … Read More

REVIEW: Stereogum Reviews Dezron Douglas’ “Black Lion”

January 28, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Phil Freeman, Stereogum Dezron Douglas, Black Lion (Independent/Self-Released) Bassist Dezron Douglas has been a first-call player on the New York scene for years, playing in straightahead hard bop contexts as well as more adventurous, forward-looking groups. He appeared most recently on Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings, which was Stereogum’s #1 jazz album of 2018. This six-track digital-only EP, which … Read More

OUT TODAY: Smokin’ Sleddog Records Presents Ellen Rowe’s “Momentum – Portraits of Women in Motion”

January 28, 2019New Release, Press Releases

Smokin’ Sleddog Records is proud to release Momentum – Portraits of Women In Motion, the new album from accomplished educator, composer and pianist Ellen Rowe. Momentum – Portraits of Women In Motion brings together an ensemble of nationally-lauded female jazz artists including Rowe on piano alongside saxophonists Tia Fuller, Virginia Mayhew and Lisa Parrott, clarinetist Janelle Reichmanon, … Read More