REVIEW: Jazz Journal (UK) Reviews Eden Bareket’s “Night”

May 18, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Brian Morton, Jazz Journal  Sometimes the jazz fairy really is listening. I was spooling through some old stuff recently, after writing a posthumous appreciation of Hamiet Bluiett and thought to myself I wonder if there are any good young baritone players coming through that I haven’t heard of? And then Night turns up in the mail. I’d … Read More

REVIEW: Greg Ward Presents Rogue Parade’s “Stomping Off From Greenwood” Reviewed by JazzTimes

May 17, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: David Whiteis, JazzTimes If, as critic Larry Kart has postulated, jazz is a “form of self-enactment in sound,” then this “enactment” must become ambiguous, even contradictory, as the very concept of “self” in our culture becomes increasingly fluid and ineffable.  Case in point: Stomping Off From Greenwood’s opener, “Metropolis,” which melds influences and identities … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Woolgathering Records Presents Zach Brock/Matt Ulery/Jon Deitemyer’s “Wonderment” out 7/16/19

May 16, 2019New Release, Press Reel, Press Releases

Woolgathering Records Proudly Presents the Debut Collaborative Album from Chicago Powerhouse Trio: Zach Brock, Matt Ulery & Jon Deitemyer Due Out July 16, 2019 For violinist Zach Brock, bassist Matt Ulery, and drummer Jon Deitemyer, their debut trio album Wonderment is very much a realization of separate musical journeys coalescing into one undeniably personal statement. … Read More

REVIEW: Vanessa Rubin’s “The Dream is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron” Reviewed by Jazz Times

May 16, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Andrew Gilbert, Jazz Times More than a labor of love, The Dream is You is a reckoning, a polished-to-a-sheen tribute to bebop’s greatest orchestral mind, Like Tadd Dameron, vocalist/producer Vanessa Rubin came up in Cleveland, and she’s spent years developing a program devoted to his seminal, often lushly romantic music.  Directed and co-produced by … Read More

NEXTBOP: Stream bassist Dezron Douglas’ “Soulris” off his ‘Black Lion’ EP

May 15, 2019Features, Press Reel

Sébastien Hélary, NextBop With a career spanning nearly two decades, you’ve probably heard of bassist and composer Dezron Douglas by now. Douglas was a prominent part of Makaya McCraven’s Universal Beings last year, Nextbop’s favorite album of 2018, and has appeared on other albums by the likes of Glenn Zaleski, Duane Eubanks, J. D. Allen, and Cyrus Chestnut, without … Read More

REVIEW: JazzTimes Reviews Jordan Pettay’s “First Fruit”

May 14, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

J.D. Considine, JazzTimes Say the words “gospel jazz,” and what comes to mind is likely something along the lines of Nat Adderley’s “Sermonette”: bluesy, down-home, and uplifting. But when saxophonist Jordan Pettay offers her take on “I Surrender All”—a classic hymn that has been recorded by everyone from Mahalia Jackson to Cece Winans to Michael … Read More