INTERVIEW: All About Jazz Chats to The Baylor Project!

May 24, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Marcus Baylor’s coalescence of various American music styles into his playing has already secured him a spot in the history of post-modern jazz drummers. In the book, The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century (Chicago Review Press, 2009), authors Joachim-Ernst Berendt and Günther Huesmann cite Baylor as one of an exclusive list of drummers that … Read More

THE JAZZ SESSION: Sam Newsome Chats to Jason Crane about his new album, “Chaos Theory”

May 9, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

The Jazz Session #480: Sam Newsome Podcast: Play in new window | Download Soprano saxophonist Sam Newsome is about to release Chaos Theory: Song Cycles for Prepared Saxophone. It’s a surprising and fascinating album that highlights Newsome’s explorations with the variety of sounds the soprano saxophone can make. In this interview, Newsome talks about how he started experimenting with prepared saxophone; … Read More

INTERVIEW: Brandee Younger Interviewed by Jazziz + Track Premiere

April 16, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

by Matt Micucci, Jazziz  Genre-defying harpist Brandee Younger’s fourth album, Soul Awakening, is a collection of eight unearthed gems surfacing years after they were originally recorded, that blend freewheeling improvisation and spiritual jazz with classical and experimental music. Produced by acclaimed bassist Dezron Douglas and featuring such first-rate musicians as saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Antoine Roney, … Read More

INTERVIEW: Emma Frank Chats to Jazz Speaks about her New Album!

April 15, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Stephanie Jones, Jazz Speaks Sense Memory: Emma Frank Speaks Photo by Shervin Lainez, courtesy of the artist. The ability to be vulnerable in performance is a vital trait for singer-composer Emma Frank. With the release of her third album Ocean Av (Susan Records, 2018), Frank draws listeners in to the depth of her intention. Within each song, … Read More

INTERVIEW: Natalie Cressman Chats to Northwest Music Scene Ahead of Seattle Show

April 10, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Andrew Hamlin, Northwest Music Scene San Francisco trombonist/singer/songwriter Natalie Cressman and Brazilian guitarist/singer/songwriter Ian Faquini bring their duo act to the Royal Room on Saturday, April 13th, touring behind their new duo album Setting Rays of Summer. Ms. Cressman was good enough to take some questions. NWMS:  You grew up the daughter of two jazz musicians.  Was it simply pre-ordained … Read More

LEAD STORY: Textura Reviews & Interviews Steve Haines!

April 5, 2019Interviews, Press Reel, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura REVIEW: Steve Haines and the Third Floor Orchestra: Steve Haines and the Third Floor Orchestra Justin Time Records Many albums impress; a scant few dazzle. This extraordinary set by Steve Haines is one such instance, a recording so special one hardly knows where to begin. A few details first: he’s a Canadian-born double … Read More

EXCLUSIVE Q&A: Ben Winkelman Speaks to Jazziz About his New Recording “Balance”

March 19, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Melbourne-raised, New York City-based award-winning pianist-composer Ben Winkelman released his new album, Balance, on March 15 via OA2 Records. The new record is a collection of nine Winkelman original compositions plus a reworking of “Bye-Ya” by piano legend Thelonious Monk. It also finds him playing alongside drummer Obed Calvaire and bassist Matt Penman and … Read More

INTERVIEW: DownBeat Chats to Dave Liebman about his New Recording with Jeff Coffin: “On The Corner Live”

March 19, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Kira Grunenberg, DownBeat Dave Liebman’s legacy seemingly coalesced in an enthralling full-circle moment on Feb. 6, 2015, at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley. Along with Victor Wooten, Jeff Coffin, Chester Thompson, Chris Walters and James DaSilva, Liebman reanimated Miles Davis’ On The Corner, a slinky fusion effort the reedist helped record in 1972. Beyond being a stellar recording, On The … Read More

INTERVIEW: Classical Queer Interviews John Minnock

March 11, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

by Jacob Caines, Classical Queer  John Minnock -He/Him – A new-breed vocalist who infuses diversity and modern interpretation into his jazz and blues show, John Minnock first gained popularity in Boston and is now a resident performer at the Metropolitan Room. He is the recipient of the “Hot House Jazz 2016 Fans Decision Metropolitan Room … Read More