REVIEW: Aquarian Weekly Reviews Jeff Siegel’s “London Live”

December 9, 2018Press Reel, Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly London Live (Artists Recording Collective) by the Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet — with drummer/producer/composer Siegel leading Erica Lindsay (tenor sax), Francesca Tanksley (piano) and Uli Langthaler (bass) on an eight-track show at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in England — is certainly worthy of repeated listening. It’s the type of set that the more … Read More

REVIEW: All About Jazz Reviews Kris Adams’ “We Should Have Danced”

December 9, 2018Press Reel, Reviews

C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz There is a special significance to Kris Adams‘s release We Should Have Danced. The recording features Adam’s original lyrics with arrangements by pianist Tim Ray, of compositions of the late Steve Prosser, Adams’ former husband and Berklee College of Music professor. Shortly after Prosser’s passing away in 2012, Adams came across … Read More

10 NEW JAZZ ALBUMS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT: Jazziz Magazine Features Kelly Green Trio’s “Volume One”

December 9, 2018Features, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Pianist, vocalist and composer Kelly Green is at home playing with her long-standing trio consisting of bassist Alex Tremblay and drummer Evan Hyde on her new album, Volume One. The album was recorded “live” in the studio after a month-long tour to capture the most authentic sounds and emotions “in the moment,” and … Read More

BEST JAZZ RECORDINGS OF 2018: Chicago Tribune Includes Matt Ulery’s “Sifting Stars” in Yearly Round-Up!

December 9, 2018Features, Press Reel

Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Matt Ulery: “Sifting Stars” (Woolgathering Records). The mystical quality of Chicago bassist-composer Ulery’s music never fails to cast its spell, regardless of the size or character of the ensemble in question. Here Ulery leads a large group with strings, reeds and horns, plus the other worldly vocals of Grazyna Auguscik and the … Read More

REVIEW: All About Jazz Reviews Ralph Peterson’s GenNext Big Band: “I Remember Bu”

December 7, 2018Press Reel, Reviews

Jack Bowers, All About Jazz In 1983, Art Blakey invited fellow timekeeper Ralph Peterson to perform with Blakey’s two-drummer big band at the Boston Globe Jazz Festival. It was a life-changing experience for Peterson, whose debut album with his Boston-based GenNext Big Band, I Remember Bu,honors Blakey’s memory (the late drummer’s Muslim name was Abdullah ibn Buhaina, and he was … Read More