DOING JAZZ PODCAST: A Soul Awakening with Harpist Brandee Younger – LISTEN!

May 27, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Lorens Chuno, Doing Jazz Podcast Harpist Brandee Younger’s latest release, Soul Awakening, is a collection of 8 well executed compositions, complete with easily felt energy and introspection. Join Brandee and Lorens as they talk about Beyonce, harp pedals, and other things. (Song credits: Games, Respected Destroyer, Soul Awakening, Blue Nile, Save the Children, and Love’s … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Ben Winkelman’s “Balance”

May 27, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly The title of this album fits well, as pianist Ben Winkelman creates a symbiotic balance between interplay and soloing with bassist Matt Penman and drummer Obed Calvaire on this ten song collection of originals plus a cover. Of the latter, Thelonious Monk’s “Bye-Ya” is a crisp and spacious rendition, while … Read More

REVIEW: Ralph Peterson & The Messenger Legacy Get a 4-Star Review from All About Jazz!

May 27, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz Recorded loud and live at the Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme, CT, Ralph Peterson—the last drummer to play side-by-side with the incomparable Art Blakey—delivers an unstoppable two-disc hyperdrive swing-fest celebration of his mentor with Legacy Alive, Volume 6 at the Side Door. It’s no deep state secret that Blakey, with his … Read More