Stereogum Features Rachel Therrien’s “Why Don’t You Try”

October 20, 2017Features, Reviews

Phil Freeman, Stereogum Montreal-based trumpeter Rachel Therrien has explored some interesting ideas as a leader. Her last album, 2016’s Pensamiento: Proyecto Colombia, was recorded in Bogota with local musicians and featured rhythms and melodic structures from all over the country. On this new disc, though, she’s fronting her regular quintet that includes saxophonist Benjamin Deschamps, pianist … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Dan Bruce’s “Earthshine”

October 20, 2017Features, Reviews

Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Ohio-born guitarist Dan Bruce, a former mainstay of the Chicago jazz scene relocated to his hometown, releases his sophomore album, Earthshine, where he sculpts personal compositions with the help of high-caliber artists – Russ Johnson on trumpet, Chris Madsen on tenor, Rob Clearfield on piano and Fender Rhodes, Clark Sommers on bass, … Read More

Latin Jazz Network Reviews Trio Ciclos’s “Mobiles: Vol. 1”

October 18, 2017Reviews

Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network While you will never hear the enormous struggle of the musicians of Trio Ciclos’ impulses to break free of some of the more binding shackles of tradition, there are more than broad hints of it described both in the short booklet notes by drummer Alex Buck and in the … Read More

Acquarian Weekly Reviews Rob Schneiderman’s “Tone Twister”

October 18, 2017Features, Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, Acquarian Weekly For his first new studio effort in over a decade, pianist/composer/mathematician Rob Schneiderman has taken on the role as a Tone Twister (Hollistic Musicworks). Backed by a terrific front line of Brian Lynch on trumpet and RalphMoore on tenor saxophone, augmented by drummer Peter van Nostrand and bassist Gerald Cannon, Schneiderman … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Jared Hall’s “Hallways”

October 17, 2017Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Брайан Линч, известный джазовый трубач и обладатель премии Грэмми за лучший альбом латинского джаза, запускает на своем лейбле Holistic MusicWorks новую серию релизов: Mentor Series. Первым альбомом, выпущенным Holistic MusicWorks в рамках этого проекта стал дебютный диск трубача Джареда Холла Hallways. Это вполне логично: ментором Холла является именно Брайан Линч, именно под … Read More

Musical Memoirs’s Blog Reviews Rob Schneiderman’s “Tone Twister”

October 9, 2017Features, Reviews

Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs’s Blog Here is a CD full of compositional diversity. Schneiderman is a prolific songwriter and presents a variety of arrangements that range from Smooth Jazz Funk on “Left Coast Lullaby” to the Latin fused “Footloose Freestyle”. He offers mellow ballads like the standard, “Unforgettable,” to “Distant Memory,” a Straight Ahead … Read More

Bird is the Worm Reviews Nick Mazzarella & Tomeka Reid’s “Signaling”

October 6, 2017Reviews

Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm There’s a wearied soul presence to this compelling duet recording from saxophonist Nick Mazzarella and cellist Tomeka Reid.  Perhaps it’s a tone set by the spiritual resonance of “Blues for Julius and Abdul,” but there’s no denying it’s a tonal quality that makes itself felt even within the swirling velocities of “Interstices” … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Rick Vandivier’s “Under One Roof”

October 4, 2017Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Vandivier – один из проектов гитариста из Сан-Франциско Рика Вандивье, гитарное трио с ударником Лоркой Хартом и басистом Дэном Роббинсом. Есть у него и еще один проект, Primary Colors, с вокалистом Нейтом Прюиттом, в рамках которого Рик выпустил несколько альбомов. А вообще Вандивье – опытный и уважаемый в своих краях музыкант … Read More