REVIEW: Michael Eaton’s Dialogical Reviewed by All About Jazz

October 2, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz Saxophonist Michael Eaton covers a lot of ground on this CD, using several different configurations of musicians in a program that encompasses angular, funk-laced fusion, airy sax and flute duets, a multi-saxophone workout and minimalism in the Philip Glass style. A key sideman here is guitarist Lionel Loueke whose unique style of playing and singing … Read More

SHOW REVIEW: Svetlana at Joe’s Pub Reviewed by New York Music Daily

October 2, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Alan Young, NY Music Daily/Lucid Culture A Starry, Starry Night with Svetlana at Joe’s Pub Saturday night at the sold-out album release show for her latest cd Night at the Movies at Joe’s Pub, singer Svetlana further crystallized the lush sound she’s been gravitating further and further toward with each successive record. The erstwhile leader of longtime … Read More

FEATURE: Emma Frank’s “Come Back” Reviewed by PopMatters

October 2, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Emma Frank and Aaron Parks Create a Plainspoken Kind of Magic on ‘Come Back’ by Will Layman, PopMatters 8/10 Emma Frank‘s 2018 recording, Ocean Av, was her first after moving from Montreal to New York, where she met and started collaborating with jazz pianist Aaron Parks. The partnership yielded a delicate kind of magic, weaving together jazz … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Skip and Dan Wilkins Celebrate the October 11th Release of Quartet Recording Someday

October 1, 2019New Release, Press Reel

Deer Head Records is proud to present the October 11th release of Skip & Dan Wilkins Quartet’s Someday.  Through performances of oft-overlooked compositions from the Great American Songbook, this superb quartet offers its love letter to the historic Deer Head Inn of Pennsylvania, the oldest continuously running jazz club in the country.  The album was … Read More

FEATURE: “What’s New” Off of Ben Wolfe’s ‘Fatherhood’ Featured on Rhythm Planet’s Autumn Serenade

September 30, 2019Features, Press Reel

By: Tom Schnabel, KCRW This week’s music mix ushers in the fall season with songs from France, Lebanon, Jamaica, Estonia, Pakistan, Niger, Brazil, and more. The playlist begins with one of Yves Montand’s versions of “Les Feuilles Mortes,” the French original of what became the popular “Autumn Leaves.” The French version is more somber and nostalgic than the … Read More

FEATURE: Wallace Roney’s ‘Blue Dawn – Blue Nights’ Featured by Jazzit Jazz Magazine

September 30, 2019Features, Press Reel

By: Eugenio Mirti, Jazzit The new album by the Philadelphia trumpeter HighNote announces the release of “Blue Dawn-Blue Nights“, Wallace Roney‘s new album; the trumpeter is accompanied by Emilio Modeste (sax), Oscar Williams II (piano), Paul Cuffari (bass), Kojo Odu Roney (drums), Quitin Zoto (guitar) and Lenny White (drums). The disc contains eight original songs … Read More

INTERVIEW: Wallace Roney Interviewed by Straight No Chaser

September 30, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

For the full audio interview, click here. Wallace Roney has been a significant force on the scene ever since he emerged at Ali’s Alley at the age of sixteen with Philly Joe Jones. Roney has been featured on impressive work with McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, and Ornette Coleman. As a member of the Tony Williams Quintet, Wallace … Read More