REVIEW: All About Jazz Reviews Adi Meyerson’s “Where We Stand”

July 9, 2018Features, Reviews

C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz There is something to be said, 60 years on, about the durability and staying power of the hard bop subgenre of jazz. The jazz subtype forged in the early 1950s by Art Blakey, Horace Silver, and Miles Daviscould still be considered “mainstream jazz” today considering bassist Adi Meyerson’s potent and swinging contribution … Read More

REVIEW: Geof Bradfield’s “Yes, and…Music for Nine Improvisers” Gets a 4.5 Star Review from All About Jazz

July 8, 2018Features, Reviews

Troy Dostert, All About Jazz Since the early 2000s, saxophonist and composer Geof Bradfield has been an integral part of the ever-fertile Chicago jazz scene, bringing his substantial talents to music that easily bridges the divide between the traditional and the avant-garde. His records have explored a remarkable range of styles and themes: from African Flowers (Origin Records, 2010), … Read More

REVIEW: Bass Player Reviews Adi Meyerson’s “Where We Stand”

July 7, 2018Features, Reviews

Jon D’Auria, Bass Player Listening to Sonny Rollins records as a teenager growing up in Israel may have inspired upright ace Adi Meyerson’s love affair with jazz, but her debut album proves that she’s come fully into her own. Meyerson’s compositions pay homage to her adopted hometown, New York, as she displays the knowledge she … Read More

EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW: Modern Drummer Talks to Jonathan Barber about his Debut “Vision Ahead”

July 5, 2018Features, Interviews, Reviews

Ken Micallef, Modern Drummer Vision Ahead is not your typical young-gun-goes-for-the-jugular release. Thoughtful and expansive, informed by shimmering drumming and memorable compositions, it’s thoroughly modern in its jazz conception and attitude, and finds the twenty-eight-year-old Jonathan Barber surrounding himself with former classmates from the Hartt School in Connecticut performing his material on eight of the album’s twelve … Read More

REVIEW: Aquarian Weekly Reviews Jonathan Barber’s “Vision Ahead”

June 28, 2018Features, Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly Drummer/Composer/Producer/Vocalist Jonathan Barber has self-released and splash-landed Vision Ahead, the kind of genre-splicing debut that stands out immaculately on its own. Inspired by the 2016 tragic death of his brother, Barber got it together in his grief to look forward. His septet spirals upward in an escalating roller coaster of post-bop, funk and soul … Read More