REVIEW: London Jazz News Reviews Scott Petito’s “Rainbow Gravity”

September 11, 2018Features, Reviews

Sebastian Maniura, London Jazz News With an impressive line up including players such as Peter Erskine, Bob Mintzer and Jack DeJohnette, award-winning, composer, producer, engineer and bassist Scott Petito has created a fresh and vibrant new album, recorded in the studio that he runs near Woodstock, NY, and featuring new material as well as some older numbers. Rainbow Gravity draws on influences … Read More

VIDEO PREMIERE: Jazziz Premieres Scott Petito & Jack DeJohnette’s “Dark Pools”

September 11, 2018Features, Premiere

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Award winning bassist, composer, producer and engineer Scott Petito is particularly known for working with such leading musicians in jazz and popular music as Dave Brubeck, The Band, James Taylor, Chick Corea, John Scofield and Jack DeJohnette, among many others. On August 1, he released his new album as leader, Rainbow Gravity, via Planet … Read More

REVIEW: JazzTrail Reviews Charles Pillow’s “Electric Miles”

September 11, 2018Features, Reviews

Filipe Freitas, JazzTrail Besides being a sought-after sideman in both pop and jazz genres, saxophonist Charles Pillow is also a qualified bandleader whose musical adroitness shines through on his latest work for large ensemble, aimed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Bitches Brew and the strong heritage of the early electric period of Miles Davis’ … Read More

REVIEWS: Musical Memoirs Reviews Henry Conerway’s “With Pride For Dignity” and Charles Pillow’s “Electric Miles”

September 10, 2018Features, Reviews

Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs HENRY CONERWAY III – WITH PRIDE FOR DIGNITY Henry Conerway III is a Detroiter, steeped in the blues. He studied with a dear friend of mine, trumpeter/educator, Marcus Belgrave. You can tell from the very first cut of this album, penned by legendary bassist, Ray Brown and titled, “Slippery” that … Read More

REVIEW: Goldmine Magazine Reviews Adison Evans’ “Meridian”

September 6, 2018Features, Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine This New York City/Italy uber-talent—fresh off the road with Beyonce and Jay-Z—got her influence tributes out of the way on her 2016 Hero debut. Now her own compositions come to the fore on the brilliantly executed Meridian (AdiTone Music). Adison Evans does, indeed, cover 1953 Miles Davis (“Serpent’s Tooth”, rearranging it masterfully). The only other cover is … Read More

REVIEW: Step Tempest Reviews Evan Salvacion Levine’s “Mestizo”

September 6, 2018Features, Reviews

Richard B. Kamins, Step Tempest Bassist and composer Evan Salvacion Levine, a native of New Jersey and now a resident of Chicago, issues his second album as leader this month.  “Mestizo” (Shifting Paradigm Records) moves away from the piano trio of his 2016 debut “Unsolvable Problem” (although three tracks on that disk employed a guitarist) to … Read More