REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Jeff Siegel’s “London Live”

October 11, 2018Features, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly Drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel brings his quartet of Erica Lindsay/ts, Francesca Tanksley/p and UliLanghthaler/b to London for a 2010 gig at the Pizza Express Jazz Club. Siegel uses his sticks, brushes and parts of the drum kit to guide and coax the band to excellent effect. His cymbals create a nice … Read More

REVIEW: JazzTimes Reviews Geof Bradfield’s “Yes, and…Music for Nine Improvisers”

October 10, 2018Features, Reviews

Dan Bilawsky, JazzTimes The acts of spontaneous creation and development associated with improvisational theater are clearly homologous with the ideals of jazz. Sometimes it just takes a supremely creative spirit like saxophonist/composer Geof Bradfield to illuminate that fact. Alternating between numbers featuring different trio configurations and works for nonet, Yes, and … Music for Nine Improvisers highlights … Read More

REVIEW: Jazzwax Reviews Alex Clough’s “Near Far Beyond”

October 9, 2018Features, Reviews

Marc Meyers, JazzWax Alex Clough is a pianist, educator and composer who lives in Jersey City, N.J. When he’s not playing jazz keyboards, he’s accompanying New York’s Metropolitan Opera Guild and the Mark Morris Dance Group or playing other gigs. This terrific album is rock solid and sensitive all the way through. It features Clough (p, el.p), … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Anthony Fung’s “Flashpoint”

October 9, 2018Features, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura Anthony Fung brings a certifiably impressive pedigree to his sophomore album Flashpoint. Having graduated from the Berklee College of Music and Berklee Global Jazz Institute, the Canadian-born (Richmond Hill, Ontario, specifically) and currently LA-based drummer recently earned another degree at the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance while studying and performing with Herbie … Read More

REVIEW: Musical Memoirs Reviews Ralph Peterson’s GENNEXT Big Band’s “I Remember Bu”

October 8, 2018Features, Reviews

Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs RALPH PETERSON’S GENNEXT BIG BAND – “I REMEMBER BU” Onyx Productions & Music Label Ralph Peterson, drums/cornet/Conductor; Antoni Vaquer & Dabin Ryu, Piano; Youngchae Jeong, bass; Julian Pardo, Karol Zabka & Jas Kayser, drums; SAXOPHONES: Eric Nakanishi, lead alto; Devin Daniels,2nd alto; Tim Murphey, 1st tenor; Jake Hirsch, 2nd tenor; Gabe … Read More

REVIEW: Jazziz Includes Daniel Rotem in New Music Monday Feature

October 8, 2018Features, Reviews

Daniel Rotem, “Who Is It?” “Who Is It?” is fast becoming one of Israeli saxophonist-composer Daniel Rotem’s best known original compositions. Described as a song about “who you are vs. who you want to be,” Rotem featured it on his debut album, Be Nice, and revisits it on his new tour-de-force double album, Serenading the Future, released … Read More

REVIEW: Judi Silvano’s “Lessons Learned” Included in All About Jazz – Bailey’s Bundle

October 8, 2018Features, Reviews

C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz On her standards collection Indigo Moods (Jazzed Media, 2015), Judi Silvano was celebrating 20 years of recording. On Lessons Learned, the vocalist looks inward, producing 10 grown-up original compositions that remind me lyrically of Louise Van Aarsen‘s Destiny (Self Produced, 2012). The music to which Silvano applies words is forward-thinking and progressive, stylistically well beyond even post-bop. … Read More

REVIVE MUSIC: Darren Barrett and Kurt Rosenwinkel Team Up For A Compelling Rendition Of “Con Alma” *TRACK PREMIERE*

October 4, 2018Features, Premiere

DanMichael Reyes, Revive Music At this point in their respective careers, Darren Barrett and Kurt Rosenwinkel serve as a bridge between up-and-coming musicians and the masters of old. Between the two of them, both men have studied and played alongside architects of this idiom while also leaving their mark and signature to rich tapestry of jazz. So whenever either … Read More