WTJU Features Darren Barrett’s “dB-ish”

July 30, 2017Features, Reviews

Dave Rogers, WTJU Composer / trumpet and keyboard player Darren Barrett has released six discs prior to this one. He is also an assistant professor at Berklee specifically working with ensembles. This disc certainly focuses on ensemble work and one’s flexibility throughout. In addition to Barrett, the main group includes Santiago Bosch (piano, keyboards), Alexander … Read More

WBGO Includes Rotem Sivan’s “Shahar” in their Take Five Feature

July 11, 2017Features

Nate Chinen, WBGO An Israeli guitarist active on the New York scene, Rotem Sivan has a pealing, silvery tone and a penchant for flowing lyricism. He has made a series of worthy albums with his trio, the fourth of which, Antidote, appears this week. It opens with a tune called “Shahar,” a buoyant proposition: bassist Haggai … Read More

Giornale della Musica Features Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano’s “Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane” as Part of Their 15 Jazz Records for Summer

July 6, 2017Features

Roscoe Mitchell, Giornale della Musica Nel mese del cinquantesimo anniversario della morte di John Coltrane, la Resonance pubblica una registrazione che i sassofonisti Dave Liebman e Joe Lovano avevano fatto dieci anni fa per la BBC, dedicata alla musica del compianto collega. Con loro la solida ritmica formata da Phil Markowitz, Ron McClure e Billy Hart. … Read More

The Baylor Project Featured in the Chicago Defender

June 27, 2017Features

 By Mary Datcher, The Chicago Defender’s Black Music Month Special Edition The Journey | The Baylor Project @thebaylorproject The sanctuary of music often lies in the cradle of the melody. The melody is the first note that can carry the rest of the orchestration, blending each instrument building structure and sealing the song with a strong … Read More

Stereogum Features BJ Jansen’s “Common Ground”

June 23, 2017Features, Reviews

Phil Freeman, Stereogum Baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen has assembled a ferocious band on his tenth album. He’s got Duane Eubanks on trumpet, Delfeayo Marsalis on trombone, Zaccai Curtis on piano, Dezron Douglas on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums. These are guys who are serious about pushing the hard bop language into the 21st century … Read More

Ndigo.com features Q&A with The Baylor Project

June 19, 2017Features

Q&A With Husband & Wife Duo, The Baylor Project by TJ Armour, Ndigo.com  The Baylor Project is an innovative collaboration that merges the talents and creativity of dynamic husband and wife duo, Marcus and Jean Baylor. Already established and well-respected within the music community individually(Jean as half of platinum selling R&B duo, Zhane’, and Marcus … Read More