TRACK PREMIERE: AFROPUNK Premieres Freelance’s “Your Love”

April 19, 2018Features, Premiere

Sound Check, AFROPUNK PREMIERE: ECLECTIC JAZZ GROUP FREELANCE RELEASES PASSIONATE LOVE LETTER TO THE AFRICAN DIASPORA Amongst all the noise of today is Revive Music’s FREELANCE “Your Love”. The song is a visceral melting pot that tells the story of a romantic courtship that leads to a journey through the African diaspora. With melodic conventions, … Read More

Nextbop Premieres Sharel Cassity’s Latest Single “Be The Change”

April 12, 2018Features, Premiere, Reviews

Sébastien Hélary, Nextbop Composer and saxophonist Sharel Cassity released her fourth album as a leader last week on Relsha Music. Evolve sees the introduction of Cassity’s new band Elektra comprised of trumpeters Ingrid Jensen, Marcus Printup and Freddie Hendrix, bassist Linda Oh, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianists Miki Hayama and Richard Johnson, vocalist Christie Dashiell, drummers Jonathan Barber … Read More

Revive Music Premieres “Airport” from Jonathan Barber’s Upcoming Album “Vision Ahead”

April 2, 2018Features, Premiere, Reviews

DanMichael Reyes, Revive Music Audio: Jonathan Barber Reworks Eldar Djangirov’s “Airport” You’ll want to remember the name Jonathan Barber. The young drummer was voted as the Best Up & Coming drummer in the Modern Drummer Reader’s Poll. It comes to no surprise as Barber has shared the stage and studio with numerous artists ranging from Erkyah Badu, … Read More

VIDEO PREMIERE: NextBop Premiere’s Emma Frank’s “Best Friend”

February 13, 2018Features, Premiere, Reviews

Sébastien Hélary, NextBop Vocalist Emma Frank brings genuine peacefulness and transparent honesty to everything she touches including her newest opus, Ocean Av, slated for a February 16th release on Brooklyn-based Susan Records. Joining Frank on her third studio album are pianist Aaron Parks, drummer Jim Black, bassist Rick Rosato and guitarist Franky Rousseau with guest appearances … Read More