Shunzo Ohno’s ReNew Reviewed on All About Jazz!

March 28, 2016Reviews

By James Nadal, All About Jazz Though the samurai warriors of Japan have passed on to legend and folklore, their Bushido Code of Conduct continues to have an impact of Japanese society. It emphasizes eight virtues, utmost which are honor, discipline and morality. As a son of Japan, trumpeter Shunzo Ohno, has personally adhered to … Read More

Racha Fora Reviewed in Italy’s SUONO

March 28, 2016Reviews

By Daniele Camerlengo, Suono “The ability to join distant cultures and stylistic approaches, to cover their mysterious and fascinating artistic existences has, during jazz history, identified and brought to celebrity many great musicians and the restlessness of their creativity. Miles Davis has been one of the founders of this experimental methodology, which represented the split … Read More

Soul&Jazz&Funk Reviews ‘Siren Songs’

March 12, 2016Reviews

Song of the Siren by Bill Bucks, SoulandJazzandFunk Born in California, but now working out of New York City, jazz chanteuse, JACKIE GAGE is already making waves with her debut album ‘Siren Songs’. The nine tracker is a well-thought out mix of standards and originals, given a unity by Jackie’s warm, rich, smooth voice that … Read More

Shunzo Ohno’s ‘ReNew’ reviewed on Midwest Record

March 10, 2016Reviews

by Chris Spector, Midwest Record “Free jazz as filtered through smooth jazz, trumpeter Ohno leads his crew of first call jazzbos through a marvelous session that opens the ears and really let’s you feel the emotions that gave rise to several of the compositions. Smart, modern jazz, this is a solid date the slightly adventurous … Read More

From AAJ: Harp Happenings: Brandee Younger And Pacific Harp Project

March 9, 2016Reviews

by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz Harp happenings are relatively rare in jazz, but they are there. And when two highly agreeable and strikingly different harp-centric affairs appear on your doorstep around the same time, it really makes you stop and take notice of the instrument, its potential, and the players who are moving it … Read More

World Music Report Review in for Racha Fora’s ‘Racha S’Miles’

March 6, 2016Reviews

by Raul Da Gama, World Music Report Photo by Erin X. Smithers Hiroaki Honshuku’s connection with Miles Davis runs deep. The great trumpeter was an early follower of the influential musical system that George Russell suggested, Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organisation, reflected in his 1958 recording Milestones. Honshuku studied with Russell, delving into the Lydian … Read More

Jazz Views Reviews Chris Klaxton’s ‘Collage’

March 5, 2016Reviews

by Chris Barber, Jazz Views  Chris Klaxton: trumpet; Taylor O’Donnell: vocals; Mark Small: tenor sax; Kendall Moore: trombone; Mike Effenberger: rhodes; Tim Jago: guitar; Sam Weber: bass; Michael Piolet: drums; Moe Pope: rapping. The title of this collection is ‘Collage’, which implies a collection of musical styles and approaches. While the second and bonus tracks … Read More

Josh Shpak’s ‘ASTATIC’ Reviewed in Italy’s Suono Magazine

March 4, 2016Reviews

by Daniele Camerlengo, Suono Rough Translation: CHROME AESTHETICS The future is in their gestures and intentions of who knows how to listen. It fills the lungs, stimulates the audacity compositional and driving dynamics creative along an unknown path to many but that leads to a destination of sublime pleasure. The invigorating debut synthesizes a wisdom … Read More

Zane Rodulfo’s ‘Pathways’ Reviewed on Jazz Quad

March 4, 2016Reviews

By Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Какие следы ищет барабанщик и композитор Зани Родульфо в тропическом лесу? Они не видны на затерянной тропинке. Но зато они слышны – в музыке его первого EP Pathways – следы близких духу Зани мелодий и ритмов его родины, карибских островов Тринидад и Тобаго. Еще подростком он перебрался в США, учился … Read More