REVIEW: The Arts Fuse Reviews Darren Barrett’s “Time for Romance: But Beautiful”

October 1, 2018Features, Reviews

Steve Provizer, The Arts Fuse Younger Arts Fuse readers probably don’t know about the Jackie Gleason-Bobby Hackett collaborations from the late 1950’s-early ’60s. Gleason was a comedian-television star with a musical bent and the money to hire musicians and studio time. He produced a series of what were essentially easy-listening/seduction records, with titles like Songs For Lovers Only and Easy … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Itai Kriss’ “Telavana”

October 1, 2018Features, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly The mix of flutist Itai Kriss and the band Telavana (Michael Rodriguez/tp, Cesar Orozco/p, Or Bareket/b, Marcos Lopez/perc and Dan Aran/dr) create a rich salsa mix of sounds and grooves on this alluring album. Kriss’ warm woodwind floats over the simmering percussion on pieces such as “Havana Sp ecial,” “Sahadi’s Serenade,” … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Evan Salvacion Levine’s “Mestizo”

October 1, 2018Features, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura  Mestizo‘s a thoroughly commendable set from bassist Evan Salvacion Levine, who’s joined on his sophomore release as a leader by Matt Gold on guitar and Andrew Green on drums (on the bassist’s first, 2016’s Unsolvable Problems, he’s accompanied by pianist Lex Korten and drummer Kayvon Gordon). Mestizo is also the recording debut of Levine’s new … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Trail Reviews Ilhan Ersahin’s “Istanbul Sessions – Solar Plexus” – OUT TODAY!

September 28, 2018Features, New Release, Reviews

Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail New York-based Swedish-Turkish saxophonist Ilhan Fredrik Ersahin is not only an eclectic musician and composer but also a successful club owner since 2002, the year he opened Nublu in Manhattan’s East Village. Boasting the same alternative sounds this club has been cultivated for more than a decade, the project Istanbul Sessions … Read More