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

SOULBOUNCE: Vivian Sessoms Delivers Something For The “People”

May 7, 2019Features, Press Reel

Vivian Sessoms left us with much to chew on at the close of 2018. Featuring an incredible lineup of crazy-talented musicians, her album Life was a hearty meal of jazzy covers, soulful grooves, political statements and improvised instrumentals. Before we could fully digest the musical cornucopia, she announced the album’s second half, LIFE II, with lead single “I Can’t Breathe … Read More

NEW MUSIC MONDAY: Jazziz Features Grace Kelly’s “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” from New Video Album – WATCH!

May 6, 2019Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Grace Kelly, “Is You Is or Is You Ain’t My Baby” Millennial bandleader/singer/saxophonist/composer Grace Kelly released a new video album project called GO TiME: Live in LA on April 12 – the follow-up to her 2018 video album GO TiME: Brooklyn. It features new arrangements of standards and new original music played by a world-class … Read More

THE WEEK IN JAZZ: Jazziz Features Michael Eaton’s New Release, “Dialogical”

May 5, 2019Features, New Release, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz On Dialogical, saxophonist-composer Michael Eaton explores a fusion of jazz as well as the textural and temporal aspects of post-minimalism in a fresh and original way. “I’m thinking about how the minimalist canon might provide a different way of looking at the overlapping rhythmic cycles that are utilized in modern jazz by people … Read More

REVIEW: JazzViews UK reviews two Woolgathering Records Releases: Matt Ulery’s “Sifting Stars”, and Russ Johnson’s “Headlands.”

May 4, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Chris Baber, JazzViews MATT ULERY – Sifting Stars Woolgathering Records: WR005   Sifting Stars Orchestra – Matt Ulery: double bass, voice; Rob Clearfield: piano; Michael Caskey: percussion; Grazyna Auguseik, Katie Ernst: voice; Yvonne Lam, Jeff Yang: violins; Aurelius Pederzoli: violas; Nick Photinos: cellos; Michael Maccaderri: clarinets; Nathalie Joachim: flutes; Ben Roidl-Ward: bassoons; Andrew Nogal: … Read More