REVIEW: JazzTimes Reviews Curtis Nowosad’s New Album!

August 16, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

J.D. Considine, JazzTimes On his third album, drummer Curtis Nowosad celebrates his move from Winnipeg, Manitoba to New York, N.Y. by updating his sound. Where his first two albums were solidly straight-ahead, applying a hard-bop aesthetic even to pop tunes such as Michael Jackson’s “The Way You Make Me Feel,” this one is slick and … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Josean Jacobo’s “Cimarrón”

August 15, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly Pianist Josean Jacobo creates sizzling Afro Cuban sounds in trio and small group settings with Otoniel Nicolas/dr, Daroli Mende/b, Mois Silfa/perc, Jonathan Suazo/as and Rafael Suncar/ts. The three member format creates ripples on classic moods like “Aunque Me Cueste La Vida” as well as the more modern and modal “Lonnie’s Lament” … Read More

REVIEW: Curtis Nowosad’s Self-Titled Release Reviewed by UKVibe

August 10, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Damian Wilkes, UK VIBE Canadian born drummer Curtis Nowosad releases this his third album, although, this self-titled album is the first with this configuration and on Sessionheads United records. Nowosad’s line-up for this enterprise consists of Luke Sellick on bass, Andrew Renfroe on guitar and the extremely active alto saxophonist Braxton Cook alongside Curtis … Read More

REVIEW: Kevin Press Reviews Chase Baird’s ‘A Life Between’

August 9, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Kevin Press, Bad Press That piano-and-electric-guitar opening may sound like the next in a long line of post-rock releases, but don’t be put off. Chase Baird’s first as a bandleader since 2010’s Crosscurrent is all jazz. It is warm, energetic and packed with spectacular performances. The 31-year-old American is for real. Baird plays with a rich, … Read More

REVIEW: Josean Jacobo’s “Cimarron” Reviewed by Hot House

August 6, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Raul da Gama, Hot House There are many moments on Cimarron (E7 Studios), the sophomore album from pianist Josean Jacobo and Tumbao, when you feel overcome by a sort of ancient spiritual magic.  That is becaue Josean’s pianism is completely subsumed by the forces that have molded his spiritual heritage.  That unique aspect of … Read More

REVIEW: JazzTimes Reviews Eric Hofbauer’s “Book of Water”

August 4, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

J.D. Considine, JazzTunes As album concepts go, guitarist Eric Hofbauer’s Five Agents project is pretty solid. Taking inspiration from Wu Xing, an ancient Daoist precept that sees the world as being composed of five cyclic elements or agents, Hofbauer decided to compose and record a series of albums honoring each agent in turn. Although Chinese … Read More

FEATURE: Gerry Gibbs’ “Our People” Featured by NextBop

August 3, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Sebastien Helary, NextBop On June 7th, Grammy-nominated drummer and composer Gerry Gibbs released his staggering 12th album as a leader via Whaling City Sound, a unique project entitled Our People. The album features Gibbs alongside fellow multi-instrumentalists Alex Collins, Gianluca Renzi, Mayu Saeki, and Kyeshie Gibbs, who together play a combined 40 instruments on … Read More