REVIEW: Curtis Nowosad’s New Self-Titled Release Reviewed by Jazz Journal

October 17, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Barry Witherden, Jazz Journal Canadian-born but based in Harlem since 2013, Curtis has played in the bands of Philip Harper, Craig Harris, Braxton Cook and Marc Cary. He has released two well-received previous albums under his own leadership, The Skeptic & The Cynic and the award-winning Dialectics, both recorded in his home-town, Winnipeg. The former album consisted … Read More

REVIEW: Matt Ulery’s ‘Delicate Charms’ Reviewed by Step Tempest

October 17, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Richard Kamins, Step Tempest Bassist, composer, orchestrator, and arranger Matt Ulery has been a busy member of the Chicago music scene since arriving two decades.  He studied at both Roosevelt University and Depaul University and played professionally with the likes of Patricia Barber, Kurt Rosenwinkel, and trumpeter Marcus Hill.  he first recorded as a leader in … Read More

REVIEW: Sam Newsome’s ‘Chaos Theory’ Reviewed by O’s Place

October 16, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: D. Oscar Groomes, O’s Place Sam Newsome is a world-class jazz saxophonist, educator, composer and experimentalist. Chaos Theory is his latest endeavor, a solo effort that includes a variation of his soprano sax, inserting a rubber tube between the horn and mouthpiece extending the range and character of the horn. Newsome’s take on free … Read More

REVIEW: Emma Frank’s ‘Come Back’ Reviewed by All About Jazz

October 16, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz It takes most artists many years and several tries (accompanied by one mishap or another) to turn the search for momentum within a composition into something elegant in which the understated beauty manifests itself naturally, as if it had always been there. New York-based singer-songwriter Emma Frank already reached that point … Read More