Will Gordon, The Morning Call The Baylor Project, with Macungie manager, grabs two Grammy nominations Bad ideas sometimes seem so crazy they just might work. For vocalist Jean Baylor, her husband’s suggestion that they form a group together wasn’t one of them. “I thought it was a completely stupid idea, but you know, I came … Read More
George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly In the past, vocalist Kathy Kosins has delivered albums ranging from 50s vo-cool to modern soul. This time around, she teams with producer Kamau Kenyatta and sounds like she was dropped into a 70s Soultrain session. The team of Mitch Forman/key, Kevin Axt/b, Eric Harland/dr, Gregory Moore/g, Curtis Taylor/tp, Munyungo … Read More
Nate Chinen & Gary Walker, WBGO The Baylor Project — a flagship of the vocalist Jean Baylor and the drummer Marcus Baylor, partners in music as in marriage — will be in the running for two Grammy awards this month. Tellingly, the nominations are in different genre categories: Best Jazz Vocal Album and Best Traditional … Read More
Chris Jordan, Asbury Park Press Getting a Grammy Award nomination can be a life-changing event. Getting two is doubly so. Just ask Jean and Marcus Baylor of the South Jersey-based The Baylor Project. Their album, “The Baylor Project: The Journey,” is nominated for Best Jazz Vocal Album Grammy, and the album track, “Laugh And Move … Read More
Da’Shan Smith, VIBE The Baylor Project harkens on jazz soul, as husband Marcus Baylor’s soft drum leads a pianist and string band while his mezzo-soprano wife Jean Baylor takes A to middle C vocal command on “Laugh And Move On”.
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Alan Young, New York Music Daily Who knew that the estimable Carl Allen, drummer in Wynton Marsalis’ ensembles, could play a Philly soul shuffle with the best of them? Or that saxophonist James Carter had a thing for 20s hot jazz? If he doesn’t, he sure fooled everybody last night as a member of alto … Read More
The New Yorker In a fairly ambitious frame of mind, this keen alto saxophonist will attempt to play one tune from each of the ten decades of recorded jazz. At his side for this exercise in large-scale thinking will be the trumpeters Jon Faddis and Jeremy Pelt and the saxophonists Eric Alexander and James Carter.
Roberto Binda, Argonauta Magazine Premi, registra e vedi quel che succede”. Questo é lo spirito che da anni anima il giovane chitarrista di Boston Steve Bilodeau. Arrivato al traguardo del terzo album, Bilodeau fa dell’improvvisazione il terreno ideale per spingersi al limite, perchè é proprio nell’improvvisazione che é possibile ritrovare molto di quello che la … Read More