FEATURE: Jazziz Features Don Braden’s “Can’t Hide Love” from Latest Album “Earth Wind and Wonder”

August 1, 2018Features, Reviews

Brian Zimmerman, Jazziz Saxophonist Don Braden has made it his career mission to prove there’s no final page in his Great American Songbook. Rather, it’s a tome that keeps expanding, welcoming new composers and new songs with each passing year. Braden’s own genre-spanning recordings are a testament to that point. They’re full of recognizable tunes by … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Flavio Silva’s “Break Free”

August 1, 2018Features, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura Flavio Silva’s physique suggests he could play defensive tackle for an NFL team were he so inclined, which makes his lightness of touch on the guitar all the more striking. The Brazilian native eschews distortion and high-decibel shredding for delicacy and restraint on his self-released Break Free, which features seven originals and a … Read More

REVIEW: The Jazz Guitar Society of Western Australia Reviews Flavio Silva’s “Break Free”

July 30, 2018Features, Reviews

Ian MacGregor, Jazz Guitar Society of Western Australia This is brazilian guitarist and composer Flavio Silva’s second album and he is accompanied by a talented line up. He incorporates American jazz with both African and Afro Brazilian sounds which makes for interesting music. Flavio has written all the tunes except for Chico Bauarque’s “Samba de Amor” … Read More