Leandro Cabral’s “Alfa” Receives 5-Star Review from All About Jazz

March 10, 2017Reviews

by Tyran Grillo, All About Jazz Fans of ECM’s trio recordings of the past decade: take note. Alfa is a worthy contender for your collection. Brazilian pianist and composer Leandro Cabral‘s second leader date is as multilayered and expansive as anything put out by Benedikt Jahnel, Colin Vallon, or Marcin Wasilewski, and has been captured … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Jeff Siegel’s “King of Xhosa”

March 4, 2017Reviews

by Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad The people of the braid are the second largest in the Republic of South Africa, but in the team of musicians who recorded the album “The King of Xhosa,” it is represented by only one person. This is Feya Faku, a trumpeter and one of the most prominent representatives of … Read More

World Music Report Reviews Leandro Cabral’s “Alfa”

March 4, 2017Reviews

by Raul da Gama, World Music Report There are many moments on Alfa by the Leandro Cabral Trio when you just might feel that Glenn Gould has come to life, incarnated as a Brasilian pianist named Leandro Cabral. The pianist can play notes by caressing them as if his fingers were bird feathers. Then on … Read More

World Music Report Reviews Rachel Therrien’s “Pensamiento”

March 4, 2017Reviews

by Raul da Gama, World Music Report For the wonderful Québécoise musician Rachel Therrien, stepping out of her comfort zone of her Jazz-inspired quintet, Afro-Colombian music must have been a rather beckoning challenge. But like everything the trumpeter is known to do, she immersed herself in it body and soul. The result is a vivid … Read More

Rachel Therrien Reviewed in Goldmine Magazine

February 28, 2017Reviews

by Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine  2017 is shaping of to be “The Year Of The Woman.” Don’t even ask. Just accept it. With that said, let me introduce you to trumpeter/composer/arranger/band leader Rachel Therrien. Her “Pensamiento: Proyecto Columbia” on the Free Run Artists Productions label sizzles and pops like frying bacon in a pan. This … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Mark Whitfield’s Recent Gig at The Django, NYC

February 25, 2017Reviews

by Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Guitarist Mark Whitfield celebrated the release of his latest CD, Grace, at The Django, located under The Roxy Hotel in the heart of Tribeca, NY. The quartet was the same as on the recording; Mark’s two sons, Davis Whitfield on piano/keyboards and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums, and the Japanese … Read More

Improvijazzation Nation Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

February 21, 2017Reviews

by Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor – THE BAYLOR PROJECT (THE JOURNEY): Ain’t NUTHIN’ but a party… the lead-in opening track, “Block Party“, most definitely reminds me of black churches I’d been to (way, WAY back in the day), but in only 4 bars, it morphs joyfully into one of the … Read More

London Jazz News Reviews “The Journey” by the Baylor Project”

February 17, 2017Reviews

by Peter Bacon, London Jazz News The Baylor Project is husband and wife team Marcus – former drummer with Yellowjackets – and Jean – a versatile soul-jazz singer who has sung guest vocals with, among others, Yellowjackets and Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life – she appeared with the band at last year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival. The pair … Read More