Bass Player Magazine Features Adi Meyerson’s Forthcoming Debut Release “Where We Stand”

May 15, 2018Features, Reviews

Jon D’Auria, Bass Player Magazine Bassist and composer Adi Meyerson is proud to announce the June 5threlease of her debut album Where We Stand. Alongside the distinct stylings of special guest vocalist and guitarist Camila Meza, Where We Stand features stalwart tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, pianist Mike King and drummer Kush Abadey. Where We Stand, signified by the title track, and as a whole, represents times of … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews Don Braden’s “Earth Wind and Wonder”

May 14, 2018Features, Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Other artists have tapped into the Motown/R&B songbook, but Don Braden does it most successfully here, focusing on the songs of Earth Wind and Fire along with Stevie Wonder. He alternates quartets between Brandon McCune-Art Hirahara/p, Kenny Davis-Joris Teepe/b and Cecil Brooks III-Jeremy Warren/dr with percussionist Kahlil Kwame Bell added … Read More

WBGO’s Take Five Features Jonathan Barber’s “Vision Ahead”

May 14, 2018Features, Reviews

Nate Chinen, WBGO There’s a good chance you’ve heard Jonathan Barber in groups led by Jeremy Pelt, J.D. Allen or Christian Sands. His focused fire and dynamism recently led to his recognition as “Best Up & Coming Drummer” in the 2018 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. Now comes Vision Ahead, which he just released on his own label — a debut … Read More

Step Tempest Reviews Meg Okura’s “NPO Trio – Live at The Stone” & “IMA IMA”

May 11, 2018Features, Reviews

Richard Kamins, Step Tempest NPO Trio is Meg Okura(violin), Sam Newsome (soprano saxophone) and Jean-Michel Pilc (piano and its debut is an often dazzling, free-wheeling, improvisational collection titled “Live at The Stone” (Chant Records). Ms Okura, born in Japan, is married to Mr. Newsome and both have known and played with the pianist for the past two decades.  After her move … Read More