HOT HOUSE: T.K. Blue, Oran Etkin, Kenyatta Beasley and Gerry Gibbs Featured

September 27, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Elzy Kolb, Hot House Another Reason To Celebrate  Trumpeter Kenyatta Beasley’s new release, Frank Foster Songbook (ArtVsTransit), pays tribute to his mentor, the acclaimed saxophonist, composer and arranger who is perhaps best known for his work with the Count Basie Band and his own Loud Minority Big Band. The two-CD set was originally planned as a conventional … Read More

REVIEW: The Curtis Brothers’ ‘Algorithm’ Reviewed by Jazz Times

September 26, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Dan Bilawsky, Jazz Times Fraternal bonds and a Blakey-ish bearing offer an earthy makeover to math music’s image on this release. Pianist Zaccai Curtis and bassist Luques Curtis team up with three Jazz Messenger mentors—saxophonist Donald Harrison, trumpeter Brian Lynch, and drummer Ralph Peterson—for a set that, while inspired and elevated by some algorithmic … Read More

TOUR: Orrin Evans On Tour This October: San Jose, SF, Portland, Seattle and Denver!

September 25, 2019Event Announcement, Press Releases

Revered Pianist Orrin Evans Continues Touring Schedule with Appearances in San Jose, SF, Seattle, Portland and Denver Featuring Luques Curtis and Jeff “Tain” Watts Following a relentless summer touring schedule which included many performances with The Bad Plus, two residencies with Evans’ raucous, hard-driving Captain Black Big Band and a series of collaborations with some … Read More

OUT NOW: Drummer, Educator and Jazz Advocate Vince Ector Celebrates New Release ‘Theme for Ms. P’

September 24, 2019New Release, Press Releases

With Organatomy Trio+ Featuring Vince Ector (drums), Bruce Williams (alto & soprano saxophone), Pat Bianchi (organ) plus Special Guest, Paul Bollenback (guitar)   The fourth release from acclaimed drummer Vince Ector, Theme For Ms. P introduces fans to the bandleader’s Organatomy Trio, which features Bruce Williams on saxophones, Pat Bianchi – known for his work … Read More

FEATURE: Stereogum Features ‘New Breed’ off of Wallace Roney’s New Release ‘Blue Dawn – Blue Nights’

September 23, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Phil Freeman, Stereogum Wallace Roney, Blue Dawn – Blue Nights (HighNote) Trumpeter Wallace Roney is probably best known for being Miles Davis’ backup player when the older man revived his orchestral material at the Montreux Jazz Festival in the late ’80s. That’s too bad, because he’s a strong, individual player who’s made almost two … Read More