Jazz Weekly Reviews Alex Wintz’s “Life Cycle”

June 29, 2017Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Liquid toned guitarist Alex Wintz puts together a strong and swinging album on this recent release. With a rotating team of Jimmy McBride/dr and Lucas PIno/ts, Victor Gould/p, Ben Williams-Dave Baron/b, Wintz shows a talent for dynamics and clarity on bopping pieces like his own “Action/Reaction” and some nimble finger … Read More

Stereogum Features BJ Jansen’s “Common Ground”

June 23, 2017Features, Reviews

Phil Freeman, Stereogum Baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen has assembled a ferocious band on his tenth album. He’s got Duane Eubanks on trumpet, Delfeayo Marsalis on trombone, Zaccai Curtis on piano, Dezron Douglas on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums. These are guys who are serious about pushing the hard bop language into the 21st century … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano’s “Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane”

June 21, 2017Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad В принципе, обложка альбома уже дает достаточно информации о его фабуле: мы видим на ней трех саксофонистов. Двое выдающихся джазовых саксофонистов современности (это не «красное словцо» от автора этих строк, а просто констатация факта – в любых опросах любых изданий и организаций уже много лет подряд Джо Ловано по классу тенор-саксофона … Read More