NEXTBOP: Stream bassist Dezron Douglas’ “Soulris” off his ‘Black Lion’ EP

May 15, 2019Features, Press Reel

Sébastien Hélary, NextBop With a career spanning nearly two decades, you’ve probably heard of bassist and composer Dezron Douglas by now. Douglas was a prominent part of Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings last year, Nextbop’s favorite album of 2018, and has appeared on other albums by the likes of Glenn Zaleski, Duane Eubanks, J. D. Allen, and Cyrus Chestnut, without … Read More

SOULBOUNCE: Vivian Sessoms Delivers Something For The “People”

May 7, 2019Features, Press Reel

Vivian Sessoms left us with much to chew on at the close of 2018. Featuring an incredible lineup of crazy-talented musicians, her album Life was a hearty meal of jazzy covers, soulful grooves, political statements and improvised instrumentals. Before we could fully digest the musical cornucopia, she announced the album’s second half, LIFE II, with lead single “I Can’t Breathe … Read More

THE WEEK IN JAZZ: Jazziz Features Michael Eaton’s New Release, “Dialogical”

May 5, 2019Features, New Release, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz On Dialogical, saxophonist-composer Michael Eaton explores a fusion of jazz as well as the textural and temporal aspects of post-minimalism in a fresh and original way. “I’m thinking about how the minimalist canon might provide a different way of looking at the overlapping rhythmic cycles that are utilized in modern jazz by people … Read More

COVER STORY: Dave Liebman Profiled in Jazziz May Issue

May 2, 2019Features, Press Reel

Sax Addict: Dave Liebman Shows No Signs of Slowing Down by Ted Panken, Jazziz When Dave Liebman gigs, teaches or does business in New York City, he often relocates from his Poconos home to a well-appointed 22nd-floor time share in midtown, a block east of Carnegie Hall and a block west of Trump Tower. You … Read More