Textura Reviews Sam Javitch’s “People and Places”

May 9, 2018Features, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura In paying tribute to mentors and friends, People and Places is very much about key figures in Sam Javitch’s life and the appreciation he feels for the difference they’ve made. Among those honoured by the NYC-based Javitch on his follow-up to 2014’s solo piano set Train to Nowhere are pianists Mulgrew Miller and James Weidman, tenor … Read More

Russia’s Jazz Quad Reviews Freelance’s “Yes Today”

May 6, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Если вам нравится афроамериканская музыка в диапазоне от Стиви Уандера до Earth,Wind & Fire или афробит от Фела Кути, то этот альбом придется вам по вкусу. Его записали, конечно, люди более молодые, представители поколения, в чьем творческом наследии имеются идиомы не только ритм-энд-блюза, музыки соул или фанка, но и хип-хопа, и … Read More

Jazz Station Features the Release of Freelance’s Debut “Yes Today”

May 6, 2018Features

Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Jazz Station REVIVE Music is thrilled to announce the May 11th release of Yes Today, the debut album from Harlem-based music collective Freelance. The first release under REVIVE Music’s independent label division, Yes Today is a genre-defying 13 track opus that serves as a spiritual reflection on the struggles faced by people of … Read More

Sonic Soul Reviews Sharel Cassity’s “Evolve”

May 6, 2018Features, Reviews

Joerg Schmitt, Sonic Soul Sonntags-Jazz. Mit Saxofon und so weiter. Vor allem aber mit dem Wollen sich zu öffnen. Sharel Cassity gibt zwar den Ton an, aber ihre Band ermöglicht ihr erst die Wege so zu beschreiten, wie sie es tut. Eigentlich eher aus der klassichen Jazz-Schule, geht es der Frau mittels „Evolve“ darum, die … Read More

Black Grooves Reviews Don Braden’s “Earth Wind and Wonder”

May 2, 2018Features, Reviews

Jamaal Baptiste, Black Grooves Growing up in Louisville, Kentucky in the 1970s, world-renowned straight ahead jazz saxophonist Don Braden fell in love with the music of Earth, Wind & Fire and Stevie Wonder. According to Braden, “This is the music that first imprinted my teenage brain…and captured my heart.” Now, although this album pays tribute … Read More