Acquarian Weekly Reviews Gianni Bianchini’s Debut Album “Type I”

April 5, 2017Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, Acquarian Weekly Mad props to vocalist/pianist Gianni Bianchini on his beautiful self-released Type I where he admits “I’m Old Fashioned.” That he is. He sticks out like a 2017 sore thumb with his nostalgic cabaret flair on tunes like “A Foggy Day” (1937), “Time After Time” (1947), “My Romance” (1962) and nine more … Read More

Jazz da Gama Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

April 4, 2017Reviews

Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama The wedding-day glow on the face of Jean Baylor shines through her voice, a pristine, soaring soprano. Supping at the same table of glory is husband and drumming colourist, Marcus Baylor. The former musical bugs (Yellowjackets) are not simply the significant other(s) to Ashford and Simpson, but via the … Read More

The Urban Music Scene Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

April 4, 2017Reviews

A. Scott Galloway, Urban Music Scene Married musicians vocalist Jean Baylor and drummer Marcus Baylor have created a captivating “project” that meets at the 3-way intersection of Jazz, Gospel and Legacy. Brimming with aural snapshots of their individual roots and the sacred space where they come together, it is a very unique album that soothes … Read More

Hiromi Suda’s “Nagi” Receives a 3.5 Review from Downbeat

March 31, 2017Reviews

Allen Morrison, Downbeat Hiromi Suda’s muse straddles the worlds of Japenese folk and bossa nova. On her album Nagi (BluJazz; 46:26; 3.5) – the title means “calm” – she displays a sirene, quietly assured delivery. She couldn’t have hired a better co-producer than the gifted jazz flutist Anne Drummond. They assembled a superb band including … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Gianni Bianchinni’s Debut Album “Type I”

March 29, 2017Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Тhe Great American Songbook, список классических американских стандартов, похоже, обладает волшебными свойствами. Какую страницу ни возьми – ноты одинаковые, но каждый в них заглянувший, интерпретирует по-своему. Пианист и педагог, уроженец Флориды италоамериканского происхождения Джанни Бьянчини своим дебютным альбомом Type I, записанным в Остине, Техас, также предложил свой, индивидуальный вариант прочтения целого … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Akua Dixon’s “Akua’s Dance”

March 29, 2017Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Акуа Диксон (р.1948) начинала как виолончелистка в академической музыке, окончила Manhattan School of Music. Но в годы ее молодости Америка была не очень похожа на нынешнюю, симфонические оркестры не слишком приветствовали в своих рядах афроамериканских музыкантов. И Акуа начала искать альтернативу. Она много работала на Бродвее, сопровождала выступления Шарля Азнавура и … Read More

Cadence Magazine Reviews Matt Ulery’s “Festival”

March 26, 2017Reviews

Robert Rusch, Cadence Matt Ulery [b/tu] has produced a rather interesting release in, Loom/ Large. All the music [73:11] here was composed and arranged by Ulery with the exception of “The Peacocks”, an excellent arrangement of and take [8:38] on the Rowles’ standard. Ulery’s writing and arranging is multi-faceted and mixes a classical and jazz … Read More