EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Ben Winkelman Speaks to Jazziz About his New Recording “Balance”

March 19, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Melbourne-raised, New York City-based award-winning pianist-composer Ben Winkelman released his new album, Balance, on March 15 via OA2 Records. The new record is a collection of nine Winkelman original compositions plus a reworking of “Bye-Ya” by piano legend Thelonious Monk. It also finds him playing alongside drummer Obed Calvaire and bassist Matt Penman and … Read More

INTERVIEW: DownBeat Chats to Dave Liebman about his New Recording with Jeff Coffin: “On The Corner Live”

March 19, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Kira Grunenberg, DownBeat Dave Liebman’s legacy seemingly coalesced in an enthralling full-circle moment on Feb. 6, 2015, at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley. Along with Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Chester Thompson, Chris Walters and James DaSilva, Liebman reanimated Miles Davis’ On The Corner, a slinky fusion effort the reedist helped record in 1972. Beyond being a stellar recording, On The … Read More

REVIEW: Tim Haldeman’s “Open Water As A Child” Gets a 4.5 Star Review from The Sydney Morning Herald!

March 19, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald If ever an opening line was going to transfix you, “I followed whiskey into the country of Legionella” should do it. The Kerouac-influenced poem Open Water is graffitied through this album in three instalments, written and delivered by John Goode, whose voice is a scythe slicing straight into your central nervous system, … Read More

JAZZIZ BACKSTAGE PASS: Jeff Coffin & David Liebman’s “On The Corner Live: The Music of Miles Davis”

March 16, 2019Features, Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

Brian Zimmerman/Matt Micucci, Jazziz Listen to podcast here. Dave Liebman, Jeff Coffin: On the Corner Live: The Music of Miles Davis (Ear Up Records) Release date: March 1 Saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master David Liebman began his musical relationship with trumpet legend Miles Davis in the summer of 1972 when he participated in the recording date … Read More

FEATURE: No Treble on “ON THE CORNER LIVE”

March 16, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Kevin Johnson, No Treble Saxophonist David Liebman hit it big when he joined Miles Davis in 1972 for the recording of the album On The Corner, subsequently gigging with the jazz legend during his rich electric period that left a lasting impression on music as a whole. “‘On The Corner’ has been sampled, copied, discussed … Read More

OUT TODAY: Ben Winkelman’s “Balance” Out Now on OA2!

March 15, 2019New Release, Press Reel

Pianist Ben Winkelman Filters Diverse Sounds Through a Jazz Perspective on his Fifth Album, Balance OUT TODAY on OA2 Records OA2 Records is proud to announce the release of Balance, the fifth album from award-winning jazz pianist and composer Ben Winkelman. Recorded at Sear Sound studios in New York with drummer Obed Calvaire and bassist Matt Penman, it features nine Winkelman originals and … Read More

INTERVIEW: Classical Queer Interviews John Minnock

March 11, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

by Jacob Caines, Classical Queer  John Minnock -He/Him – A new-breed vocalist who infuses diversity and modern interpretation into his jazz and blues show, John Minnock first gained popularity in Boston and is now a resident performer at the Metropolitan Room. He is the recipient of the “Hot House Jazz 2016 Fans Decision Metropolitan Room … Read More