FEATURE: Sumitra’s ‘Bittersweet’ Featured by India Abroad

October 20, 2019Features, Press Reel

By: Staff Writer, India Abroad Multidimensional artist Sumitra Nanjundan, known only by her first name, last month released “Bittersweet,” her fourth album, which includes seven of her original songs. Produced by her husband Alex Machacek, “Bittersweet” also features a song adapted from the corpus of Béla Bartók, and personalized interpretations of the American songbook standard … Read More

INTERVIEW: Matt Ulery Interviewed by Textura

October 20, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

By: Ron Schepper, Textura TEN QUESTIONS WITH MATT ULERY In his own way, Matt Ulery has had a transformative and catalyzing impact on the Chicago jazz scene. The bassist and composer has amassed an impressive discography over the past decade that reflects his command of multiple styles, from chamber jazz to small ensembles. He’s also … Read More

REVIEW: Matt Ulery’s Delicate Charms Reviewed by Textura

October 20, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Ron Schepper, Textura As a choice of album title (and band name), Delicate Charms is certainly credible, but perhaps an even better one for double bassist Matt Ulery’s latest would be the title of its third track: “Mellisonant,” whose meaning ‘pleasing to the ear’ succinctly summarizes the experience of listening to the recording. Issued on the … Read More

REVIEW: New Releases by T.K Blue, Kenyatta Beasley, Makar Kashitsyn and Roxy Coss Reviewed by Musical Memoirs

October 19, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs T.K. BLUE – “THE RHYTHMS CONTINUE” JAJA Records Saxophonist T. K. Blue’s new suite is composed and dedicated to the memory of T.K.’s long-time bandleader, mentor and NEA Jazz Master, Dr. Randy Weston. Jazz composer and pianist, Randy Weston, passed away in September of 2018. Not only has T.K. Blue … Read More

REVIEW: Fima Chupakhin’s ‘Water’ Reviewed by Making a Scene

October 19, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Jim Hynes, Making a Scene The Ukraine is in the news often lately as it becomes a central focus in the impeachment proceedings but musically we can all be on the same side welcoming Ukrainian-native, Brooklyn-based pianist Fima Chupakhin who is presenting his first album as leader, Water, accompanied by a group of stellar international … Read More

PHOTO FLASH: Broadwayworld Recaps John Minnock’s 54 Below Performance

October 18, 2019Features, Press Reel

On Friday, September 20th, fan-favorite jazz vocalist John Minnock presented an encore performance at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Once again, Minnock was joined by NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman and his stellar band consisting of pianist Enrique Haneine, bassist Carlos Mena and drummer Pablo Eluchans. Feinstein’s/54 Below was filled to the brim with an attentive and … Read More