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

REVIEW: JazzBuzz (Greece) Reviews Adison Evans’ “Meridian”

June 25, 2018Features, Reviews

Vangelis Aragiannis, Jazz Buzz Οι εξαντλητικές υποχρεώσεις από τη συνεργασία της με μεγάλα ονόματα της μουσικής βιομηχανίας, όπως η Beyoncéκαι ο Jay Z, οδήγησαν τη σαξοφωνίστρια Adison Evans να κάνει δεύτερο σπίτι της το Asciano, ένα μικρό ορεινό χωριό της Τοσκάνης. Καθόλου εύκολη απόφαση για μια κοπέλα της ηλικίας της (μόλις 27 ετών), που είναι ακόμη στην αρχή της … Read More

CHICAGO READER: Geof Bradfield Takes Inspiration from Chicago Comedy Culture and French Composer Olivier Messiaen on his Latest Project

June 21, 2018Features, Reviews

Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader In his typical fashion, reedist, composer, and bandleader Geof Bradfield deployed a veritable notebook of conceptual conceits when writing and formulating his new album Yes, and . . . Music for Nine Improvisers (Delmark). The title refers to a comedic device famously devised by the iconic Chicago improv troupe the Compass Players to propel bits forward and … Read More