REVIEW: Kris Adams’ “We Should Have Danced” Reviewed by Musical Memoirs

December 10, 2018Reviews

by Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs KRIS ADAMS:STEVE PROSSER,THE MUSIC OF – “WE SHOULD HAVE DANCED” Jazzbird Records Kris Adams, vocals/lyrics; Steve Prosser, composer; Tim Ray, piano/arranger; Paul Del Nero, acoustic bass; Fernando Brandáo, flutes. “We Should Have Danced” celebrates the music of Steve Prosser by a select ensemble of musicians. Kris Adams take on the … Read More

REVIEW: Musical Memoirs Reviews John Minnock’s “Right Around the Corner”

December 10, 2018Reviews

by Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs JOHN MINNOCK – “RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER” Independent Label John Minnock, vocals/composer; Tony DePaolo, guitar; Enrique Haneline, piano/fender Rhodes; Carlos Mena & Will Woodard, bass; Pablo Eluchans & Diego Voglino, drums. SPECIAL GUEST: Dave Liebman This CD is a delightful surprise. On the first track, after a short, interesting introduction that features … Read More

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

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

REVIEW: Aquarian Weekly Reviews Eden Bareket’s “Night”

December 7, 2018Press Reel, Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly Chord-less jazz bands walk a high wire with no net. Without the glue of either guitar or piano chording, the musicians have to weave their notes in and around each other creating a cohesive whole. On the mystifying, circuitous, complex, satisfying and wholly entertaining Night (Fresh Sounds Records), Brazilian/Israeli New Yorker Eden Bareket plays a dazzling … Read More

REVIEW: Aquarian Weekly Reviews Ilhan Ersahin’s “Istanbul Sessions – Solar Plexus”

December 6, 2018Press Reel, Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly As the fourth installment of his esteemed “Istanbul Sessions,” Solar Plexus (Nublu Music) by Ilhan Ersahin, is one of the most adventurous, satisfying, eclectic, cinematic, far-out CDs of 2018. A fascinating individual — saxophonist, keyboardist, composer, arranger and the head of New York City’s hip room on Avenue C called Nublu — this guy’s … Read More