REVIEW: Point of Departure on Gabriel Zucker’s “Weighting”

March 8, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Troy Collins, Point of Departure  Weighting, the fourth studio album by pianist Gabriel Zucker, was inspired by The Flamethrowers, a 2013 novel by Rachel Kushner in which the narrative alternates between the 1970s New York art world and Italy’s revolutionary politics. The session is composed of an expansive three-part suite divided into eight movements, titled … Read More

REVIEW: All About Jazz on Ellen Rowe’s “Momentum”

March 8, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Chris Mosey, All About Jazz An all-women jazz band playing songs about women—this is a CD whose time has surely come. Pianist Ellen Rowe has duly put together a collection of original songs lauding her gender. She says: “Each piece on this album is a tribute to women heroes of mine in disciplines ranging from music … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Steve Haines and the Third Floor Orchestra, featuring Becca Stevens, out 3/29 on Justin Time Records

March 6, 2019New Release, Press Reel, Press Releases

Steve Haines and the Third Floor Orchestra Join Becca Stevens for New Release on Justin Time Records, Out March 29th Justin Time Records is proud to announce the March 29th release of bassist, composer and arranger Steve Haines’ upcoming album Steve Haines and the Third Floor Orchestra.  The album features Becca Stevens on vocals, Chad … Read More

REVIEW: JAZZIZ Reviews Eden Bareket Trio’s “Night”

March 6, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Mark Holston, JAZZIZ A trio fronted by a baritone saxophonist might suggest an embrace of minimalism in the extreme, yet this nine-track affair is anything but. Shaped by the leader’s restless compositions and adventuresome arranging concepts, Night unfolds as a joyful celebration of stylistic diversity delivered with an unscripted flair. Born in Argentina and nurtured in … Read More

REVIEW: JAZZIZ Reviews Gene Ess’ “Apotheosis”

March 6, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Asher Wolf, JAZZIZ Apotheosis, a vibrant batch of original tunes, is guitarist Gene Ess’ fourth album with his quintet Fractal Attraction. Sampling a variety of groove-based styles ranging from post-bop and straightahead to rock and classical fusion, the pieces display an unwavering balance between restraint and catharsis. The ensemble functions like a typical bop … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Soul Message Band Releases “Soulful Days” on Delmark

March 5, 2019New Release, Press Reel

The Soul Message Band, featuring Chicago Icons Chris Foreman and Greg Rockingham, Release Debut Recording on Delmark, Soulful Days Delmark Records is proud to announce the February 15th release of Soulful Days, the new recording from Chris Foreman-Greg Rockingham-led ensemble Soul Message Band. On their Delmark debut, the esteemed compatriots join guitarist Lee Rothenberg and … Read More

REVIEW: All About Jazz Reviews Liebman/Coffin’s “On The Corner Live”

March 5, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Victor L. Schermer, All About Jazz When the Miles Davis album On the Corner (Columbia, 1972) was released, Davis had already begun to engage in electronic instrumentation and jazz fusion with soon to be revered recordings: In A Silent Way (Columbia, 1969), Bitch’s Brew (Columbia, 1970) and Jack Johnson (Columbia, 1971). On the Corner, however, was so experimental and funky that it incurred the wrath … Read More

REVIEW: Gabriel Zucker’s “Weighting” Reviewed by The Whole Note

March 5, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Ted Parkinson, The Whole Note Gabriel Zucker is a New York-based composer and pianist who has been creating music which combines elements of contemporary composition, jazz improvisation and indie band music. He writes and performs for a band he calls The Delegation which has a revolving membership and recently toured Ontario. Weighting sounds similar … Read More