Brandi Disterheft Talks “Blue Canvas” With Bass Player Magazine

May 31, 2017Features

Rick Suchow, Bass Player “My concept changes every few months,” says New York jazzer Brandi Disterheft on how she gets her big upright sound. “Sometimes I’m craving gut strings, other times low-action metal strings with a growly sustain. Sometimes the music calls for a hard-hitting aggressive attack, and other times, the opposite.” She brings the … Read More

Jazz Lands Features Don Braden & Joris Teepe’s “Conversations” as their Disk of the Day

May 24, 2017Features, Reviews

Philip Booth, Jazz Lands Bassist Joris Teepe and tenor saxophonist Don Braden, musical collaborators for nearly a quarter century, demonstrate their synchronicity on this collection of mostly trio pieces, with drummers Gene Jackson and Matt Wilson joining on various tracks. It takes sustained creativity and ingenuity to keep things interesting and musically provocative in a … Read More

Musical Memoirs Features and Interviews Kathy Kosins

May 23, 2017Features

Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs’s Blog AN ARTIST INTERVIEW WITH KATHY KOSINS You can’t just call Kathy Kosins a jazz singer, because her artistry touches all genres of music, from her roots in the soul and R&B music of Motown, to the smooth sultry West Coast jazz singers she emulated on her CD, “Ladies of Cool”. … Read More

Stereogum Features Nick Mazzarella & Tomeka Reid’s “Signaling”

May 19, 2017Features

Phil Freeman, Stereogum Tomeka Reid pops up again on this duo album, recorded with alto saxophonist Nick Mazzarella. They’re both Chicago-based, and this is a tribute to the Midwestern avant-garde of the 1970s, specifically taking inspiration from the creative relationship between Julius Hemphill and Abdul Wadud. Wadud’s cello, used in place of a bass, made … Read More

Brandee Younger Featured on Cleveland Classical!

May 9, 2017Features

CMA: a conversation with harpist Brandee Younger by Mike Telin, Cleveland Classical Known for her eloquent performances of traditional harp repertoire, as well as for pushing the musical boundaries of the instrument, harpist Brandee Younger has shared the stage with jazz greats including Ravi Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, and Jack DeJohnette, as well as singer-songwriters John … Read More