REVIEW: Vanessa Rubin’s “The Dream Is You” Reviewed by All About Jazz

February 6, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz Finally, a fitting tribute to the music of Tadd Dameron, with Vanessa Rubin‘s vocal adaptation of Dameron’s work as an added plus. The Cleveland native has distinguished herself as an impressive song stylist with a Midas touch for challenging material. Rubin has eight previous recordings. Interestingly, only Girl Talk (Telarc Records, 2001) … Read More

REVIEW: Judi Silvano & the Zephyr Band: “Lessons Learned”

February 5, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By Bruce Crowther, Jazz Journal For a number of years, Silvano has been at the forefront of innovative jazz singing. Often in collaboration with husband Lovano, she performs from her New York City base, playing clubs and concerts and making numerous albums. A gifted songwriter, Silvano has written words and music for all 10 songs heard … Read More

REVIEW: John Minnock’s “Right Around The Corner” Reviewed by Jazz Weekly

February 4, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Baritone vocalist John Minnock takes songs we’re all familiar with, but puts them through a Waring Blender to create completely different moods than originally intended. With Enrique Haneine/p-key, Carlos Mena-Will Woodard/b and  Pablo Eulchans-Diego Voglino/dr, Minnock delivers a nourish mood for “Get Happy” and gets Headhunter funky for “Right Around … Read More

REVIEW: Black Grooves Reviews Vivian Sessoms’ “Life”

February 1, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Jared Griffin, Black Grooves It’s difficult to know exactly where to start when talking about an artist with a resume as expansive and impressive as vocalist Vivian Sessoms. She has earned respect and acclaim throughout the music industry, working with iconic artists such as Michael Jackson, Donna Summer, and Chaka Khan, as well as Japanese … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Brent Birckhead Announces Release of BIRCKHEAD, due out 2/22/19

February 1, 2019New Release, Press Reel, Press Releases

Downbeat-Award Winning Saxophonist Brent Birckhead Announces Self-Titled Debut Album Out February 22, 2019 Revive Music is proud to announce the February 22nd release of BIRCKHEAD, the debut album from saxophonist Brent Birckhead.  Joined by bassist Romeir Mendez, pianist Mark Meadows and drummer Caroll Dashiell III, the Lauryn Hill touring band alum presents this new album … Read More

ALL ABOUT JAZZ: Dave Liebman – Archives And Improvisations – The Past And The Now Of A Life In Jazz

January 31, 2019Features, Press Reel

Victor L. Schermer, All About Jazz Prolific saxophonist, composer, band leader, and educator Dave Liebman is a living legend, an NEA Jazz Master who has been making waves since the 1970s and never stops growing, learning, and discovering. His autobiography, What It Is (Scarecrow Press, 2012, with Lewis Porter) is an honest probing of his more than half century experience … Read More