REVIEW: All About Jazz Reviews Charles Pillow’s “Electric Miles”

October 15, 2018Features, Reviews

Jack Bowers, All About Jazz So how does trumpeter Miles Davis‘ post-1969 “electric period” translate to a big-band format? About as well as could be expected, thanks to leader Charles Pillow‘s bright arrangements for his New York-based Large Ensemble. Davis’ seminal Columbia albums from 1969-1972—In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew, Live at Fillmore East, Live-Evil, On the … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Phil Schurger’s “The Waters Above”

October 15, 2018Features, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura Each of the six track titles on Phil Schurger’s second ears&eyes Records release, The Waters Above, holds special significance for the guitarist. For instance, “Anikulapo,” a Yoruban word meaning “He who carries death in a pouch,” resonated with Schurger because of several early brushes he had with death, experiences that crystallized for him … Read More

REVIEW: Argonauta (Italy) Reviews Rob Clearfield’s “Wherever You’re Starting From”

October 15, 2018Features, Reviews

Roberto Binda, Argonauta Magazine Un rifugio, uno spazio intimo dove rifugiarsi dal caos della metropoli. Un luogo della memoria, dove tornare e riappropriarsi di quello che nella frenesia del vivere quotidiano rischiava di essere smarrito. Cose importanti come la semplicità e la spontaneità, che per quanto in una dimensione individuale ti rendano più vulnerabile, sono … Read More

REVIEW: Midwest Record Reviews Gene Ess’ “Apotheosis”

October 13, 2018Features, Reviews

Chris Spector, Midwest Record GENE ESS/Apotheosis: The jazz guitarist that’s been making some compelling records for a while now veers off to a spiritual track saluting those who endure. The music is more inner directed than past releases but no less accessible and doesn’t trail into new age territories. A different kind of set that … Read More