JazzTrail Reviews Leandro Cabral & Brandi Disterheft’s new albums!

November 30, 2016Reviews

Leandro Cabral, “Alfa”  By Felipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Leandro Cabral, an emergent Brazilian pianist and composer of exemplary perception, has in Alfa, his sophomore album, a beautiful statement of impeccable musicality and incredible interaction with his trio mates, bassist Sidiel Vieira and drummer Vitor Cabral. Infused with gleeful intonations, the longtime friends embark on a … Read More

Argonauta Magazine features Lupa Santiago & Leandro Cabral

November 22, 2016Reviews

by Roberto Binda, Argonauta Magazine Lupa Santiago 4teto / Ubuntu (Soundfinger) CD Quando si pensa alla musica brasiliana anche in ambito jazzistico la mente é portata comunque ad associarla alla samba e alla bossa nova nonostante una molteplicità di artisti abbiano nel tempo cercato di superarne gli steccati di genere grazie a esperienze legate ai sempre … Read More

Jarrett Cherner’s ‘Expanding Heart’ is Reviewed by Goldmine Magazine

November 22, 2016Reviews

by Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine “Expanding Heart” by the Jarrett Cherner Trio (Baldhill Records) has the Brooklyn piano player/composer/band leader leading two drum’n’bass rhythm sections (depending on the track). Their jazz take on Otis Redding’s “I Got The Will” is alone worth the price of admission but the two Ornette Coleman covers show not only … Read More

‘Blue Canvas’ Reviewed by Jazz History Online

November 22, 2016Reviews

by Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online It’s been a few years since Canadian bassist Brandi Disterheft released an album under her own name, and while she has remained busy with performances and recordings for others, listeners might have forgotten her astounding talent. Her new trio album “Blue Canvas” should restore those lost memories. The disc … Read More

Matt Ulery’s ‘Festival’ Reviewed in Chicago Jazz Magazine

November 21, 2016Reviews

by Quentin Coaxum, Chicago Jazz Magazine Matt Ulery has been a staple on the Chicago jazz scene for almost a decade now, not just as an in-demand bassist, but also as an artistic force. In a short time Matt has released six projects as the leader of his own varied ensembles. His seventh, most recent … Read More

Review round up from Jazz Weekly & Midwest Record

November 17, 2016Reviews

Lupa Santiago: “Ubuntu” by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Brazilian guitarist/composer Lupa Santiago brings the spotlight to trombonist Ed Neumeister on his latest album of rich and flowing originals. The “4tet” of Santiago with Leandro Cabral/p, Alex Buck/dr and Bruno Migotto are peppy as they snap through a playful “Two For Eleven” and get bluesy on … Read More