REVIEW: Travis Rogers Jr. Reviews ‘Quintet’ by Roxy Coss

August 24, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Travis Rogers Jr, the Jazz Owl I first heard Roxy Coss as part of Jeremy Pelt’s band and then had my suspicions confirmed that she is a force to be reckoned with on her 2016 album Restless Idealism. Her 2018 release The Future is Female only reinforced that opinion and proved that she is not only an exemplary … Read More

REVIEW: Musical Memoirs Reviews Ben Wolfe’s ‘Fatherhood’, The Session’s ‘Collusion’, Matt Ulery’s ‘Sifting Stars’ and Jeff Coffin & Dream Shanti’s ‘Music In Our Dreams’

August 23, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs BEN WOLFE –“FATHERHOOD” Resident Arts Records Ben Wolfe, bass/composer; Donald Edwards, drums; Luis Perdomo & Orrin Evans, piano; Joel Ross, vibes; Immanuel Wilkins, alto saxophone; Ruben Fox & JD Allen, tenor saxophone; Giveton Gelin, trumpet; Steve Davis, trombone; STRINGS: Jesse Mills & Georgy Valtchev, violins; Kenji Bunch, viola; Wolfram Koessel, … Read More

REVIEW: Algorithm by The Curtis Brothers Reviewed by Step Tempest

August 23, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Richard B. Kamins, Step Tempest The Curtis Brothers, pianist Zaccai and bassist Luques, grew up in Hartford, CT, and were the beneficiaries of the school that Jackie and Dollie McLean created, The Artists Collective.  They both studied in Boston, MA, Zaccai at the New England Conservatory of Music and Luques at The Berklee College; after graduation, they … Read More

STEREOGUM: Chase Baird, the Curtis Brothers, Kenyatta Beasley and Ben Flocks in August Ugly Beauty Column

August 23, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Phil Freeman, Stereogum  Chase Baird, A Life Between (Soundsabound) Saxophonist Chase Baird has lately been a member of drummer Antonio Sanchez’s Migration band, and on this album, the leadership torch has been passed. The group also includes Nir Felder on guitar, Brad Mehldau on piano, and Dan Chmielinski on bass. The music they make together combines … Read More