Cadence Magazine Reviews Four LLP Titles

June 19, 2017Reviews

by Robert Rusch, Cadence Magazine B.J. JANSEN [bari] presents a bop date that goes down smoothly on COMMON GROUND [Ronin Jazz 20170501]. This sextet [Delfeayo Marsalis-tbn, Duane Eubanks-tpt. Ralph Peterson-drm, Dezron Douglas-b, Zaccai Curtis-p] recording moves along nicely [8/9&10/16]. The compositions [9 tunes plus 3 alternate takes – 64:42] are mostly Jansen originals and the … Read More

Bird is the Worm reviews Jeff Siegel’s “King of Xhosa”

June 17, 2017Reviews

by Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet – King of Xhosa (Self-Produced) This collaboration between drummer Jeff Siegel and trumpeter Feya Faku is at its best when it digs into some spiritual jazz.  Things get plenty evocative and there’s a deft balance between intensity and joyfulness.  Nothing wrong with the tracks … Read More

Trio Ciclos’ Mobiles Vol. 1 featured in Argonauta Magazine

June 15, 2017Reviews

by Roberto Binda, Argonauta  MÓBILES VOL.1 CD La Kinetic Art introduceva nella scultura, all’interno del quadro e nell’arte tutta il movimento. Uno dei personaggi chiave per il suo sviluppo fu Alexander Calder che attraverso le sue sculture cinetiche denominate “Mobiles” introdusse tra i primi, ritmi e principi del moto cosmico. Inevitabilmente anche la musica si … Read More

The Guardian Reviews “Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane”

June 15, 2017Reviews

Liebman/Lovano: Compassion: Music of John Coltrane review – a powerful tribute by John Fordham, The Guardian 4/5stars Ten years ago, for the 40th anniversary of the inspirational saxophonist John Coltrane’s death, the BBC’s Jazz on 3 commissioned a tribute from sax virtuosi Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano, embracing the hard-bop Coltrane of the late 1950s … Read More

DD McNeil Reviews Don Braden & Joris Teepe’s “Conversations”

June 13, 2017Reviews

JORIS TEEPE & DON BRADEN – “CONVERSATIONS” featuring Gene Jackson & Matt Wilson by DD McNeil, Musical Memoirs Joris Teepe, bass; Don Braden, tenor saxophone/flute; Gene Jackson & Matt Wilson, drums. Teepe & Braden crossed paths in 1992 and struck up a conversation that has lasted twenty-five-years. Consequently, the title of this CD seems quite … Read More

Midwest Record Reviews Ed Neumeister’s “Wake Up Call”, Dave Liebman/Joe Lovano’s “Compassion” and Steve Bilodeau’s “Sun Through the Rain”

June 12, 2017Reviews

by Chris Spector, Midwest Record MEISTERO ED NEUMEISTER & HIS NEUHAT ENSEMBLE/Wake Up Call: Focusing on his skills as an arranger and conductor more than his playing and writing, this set stands toe to toe with anything cats like Bill Holman were gloriously doing post Kenton. An engrossing kind of date with a scad of … Read More