Ringer of the Week: Scott Tixier’s ‘Cosmic Adventure’

October 20, 2016Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Violinist Scott Tixier strikes an ingeniously perfect balance between complexity and simple on this collection of (mostly) originals that are both modern and timeless. He matches his warm violin with a harmonica in the hands of Yvonnick Prene, creating at times a lithe front line and other moments a clever … Read More

Matt Ulery reviewed by Grego Applegate Edwards!

October 18, 2016Reviews

by Gregory Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Music Review Matt Ulery is one of those Chicago jazz presences that I welcome with virtually everything I hear of his, going back to my Cadence days. I may miss a few, but he never fails to interest me on those things I do receive. His latest is a big … Read More

The Chicago Tribune Reviews Matt Ulery live at the Green Mill

October 9, 2016Reviews

Matt Ulery celebrates ‘Festival’ release with signature sound by Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Some composers labor for years to find a voice of their own. Matt Ulery’s has been unmistakable for a long time, whether he’s writing for big band or various incarnations of his quintet Loom or you-name-it. His newest album, “Festival,” makes that … Read More

Matt Ulery in the Chicago Reader

September 30, 2016Reviews

by Peter Margasak, The Chicago Reader  Few musicians in Chicago have worked as diligently and rigorously to combine postbop with the voicings and compositional richness of classical music as bassist Matt Ulery, who improves with every new recording whether leading his long-running quintet Loom—his most jazz-oriented vehicle—or shifting through a variety of projects that focus … Read More

International press for Matt Ulery from Russia & Italy

September 21, 2016Reviews

by Roberto Binda, Argonauta Magazine Matt Ulery è una figura ormai di spicco nell’attuale scena Jazz di Chicago, insieme al chitarrista dei Tortoise Jeff Parker e al trombettista Marquis Hill ha partecipato lo scorso anno a quel meraviglioso album di ibridazione tra Jazz e Hip Hop che era “In The Moment” del batterista Makaya McCraven … Read More

Scott Tixier Reviewed in Classicalite!

September 21, 2016Reviews

Come Take a ‘Cosmic Adventure’ (Sunnyside) with Scott Tixier. You’ll be Glad You Did! [REVIEW] by Mike Greenblatt, Classicalite Scott Tixier, 30, from Montreuil, France, plays the violin. His talented quintet consists of harmonica, piano, bass and drums with guests on congas and sax. His Sunnyside Records release takes one on a Cosmic Adventure. He’s … Read More

Matt Ulery is reviewed in Step Tempest

September 19, 2016Reviews

by Richard Kamins, Step Tempest Bassist, arranger, and composer Matt Ulery, whose trio of critically acclaimed albums of Greenleaf music (issued from 2012-14) contained an often dazzling array of styles and musicians, continues that trend with his new album, “festival” (Woolgathering Records). Released on his own label, the recording is credited to Matt Ulery’s Loom / … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews ‘Ubuntu’ from Lupa Santiago

September 15, 2016Reviews

by Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Большинство любителей воспринимает бразильский джаз сквозь призму ритмов самбы и босановы и никак иначе. Я, грешный, тоже во многом подвержен этому стереотипу. Просто, другой бразильский джаз слушать приходиться крайне редко. Но вот альбом Ubuntu – как раз такой случай. Бразильский гитарист Лупа Сантьяго – опытнейший музыкант, достаточно сказать, что Ubuntu … Read More