TRACK PREMIERE: Nextbop Features “Going To Ekateringburg” from Makar Kashitsyn’s Debut Album

September 29, 2019Features, Premiere, Press Reel

Sébastien Hélary, Nextbop Russian saxophonist Makar Kashitsyn left Moscow in 2017 to enroll at the Manhattan School of Music following the advice of jazz veteran Vincent Herring with whom the youngster was taking Skype lessons at the time. Just a year later, Kashitsyn would win first prize at the inaugural International Festival Competition of Saxophonists … Read More

NPR: Catherine Russell On Mountain Stage – Listen!

September 29, 2019Live, Music, Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

Dave Lavender, NPR Listen to Catherine’s live performance here! Making her fifth appearance on Mountain Stage since 2006, Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell treated the audience to songs off her latest album, Alone Together. Russell performed with David Bowie in his last touring band as background vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, and she’s been singing with Steely Dan from … Read More

HOT HOUSE: T.K. Blue, Oran Etkin, Kenyatta Beasley and Gerry Gibbs Featured

September 27, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Elzy Kolb, Hot House Another Reason To Celebrate  Trumpeter Kenyatta Beasley’s new release, Frank Foster Songbook (ArtVsTransit), pays tribute to his mentor, the acclaimed saxophonist, composer and arranger who is perhaps best known for his work with the Count Basie Band and his own Loud Minority Big Band. The two-CD set was originally planned as a conventional … Read More

REVIEW: The Curtis Brothers’ ‘Algorithm’ Reviewed by Jazz Times

September 26, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Dan Bilawsky, Jazz Times Fraternal bonds and a Blakey-ish bearing offer an earthy makeover to math music’s image on this release. Pianist Zaccai Curtis and bassist Luques Curtis team up with three Jazz Messenger mentors—saxophonist Donald Harrison, trumpeter Brian Lynch, and drummer Ralph Peterson—for a set that, while inspired and elevated by some algorithmic … Read More

FEATURE: Stereogum Features ‘New Breed’ off of Wallace Roney’s New Release ‘Blue Dawn – Blue Nights’

September 23, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Phil Freeman, Stereogum Wallace Roney, Blue Dawn – Blue Nights (HighNote) Trumpeter Wallace Roney is probably best known for being Miles Davis’ backup player when the older man revived his orchestral material at the Montreux Jazz Festival in the late ’80s. That’s too bad, because he’s a strong, individual player who’s made almost two … Read More