London Jazz News Reviews “The Journey” by the Baylor Project”

February 17, 2017Reviews

by Peter Bacon, London Jazz News The Baylor Project is husband and wife team Marcus – former drummer with Yellowjackets – and Jean – a versatile soul-jazz singer who has sung guest vocals with, among others, Yellowjackets and Marcus Strickland’s Twi-Life – she appeared with the band at last year’s Cheltenham Jazz Festival. The pair … Read More

Soul Tracks Highly Recommends The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

February 14, 2017Reviews

by L. Michael Gipson, Soul Tracks The Baylor Project – The Journey There are many kinds of journeys traveled over the 11 tracks of The Baylors’ The Journey, both explicit and implied. The most obvious is the project’s journey across a range of genres that Nicholas Payton calls Black American Music or BAM, from jazz … Read More

ZEALnyc Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

February 14, 2017Reviews

by Denin Koch, ZEALnyc Review of guitarist Mark Whitfield’s new recording, Grace, which he will be celebrating for two nights, February 17-18, at The Django, Tribeca, NYC. Considering that Mark Whitfield began his career under the influence of Wynton Marsalis’s strict limitations on jazz, much of his work during the 1990s and 2000s is somewhat … Read More

Jazz Buzz Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

February 10, 2017Reviews

by Vangelis Aragiannis, Jazz Buzz Οι πατεράδες και των δύο ήταν πάστορες και η εκκλησία έγινε το πρώτο τους σχολείο. Εκεί γνώρισαν τη μουσική, και από τα γκόσπελ πέρασαν στα μπλουζ, στη σόουλ, στην τζαζ. Ο Marcus Baylor έγινε παγκόσμια γνωστός ως μέλος για μια δεκαετία (από το 2000 μέχρι το 2010) των Yellowjackets, αλλά … Read More

Jazziz Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

February 9, 2017Reviews, Uncategorized

by Bill Milkowski, Jazziz ALL IN THE FAMILY BAND Mark Whitfield and his sons release their sparkling debut. During the 1990’s, Mark Whitfield would bring his two young boys, Davis and Mark Jr., to his gigs around town. They would sit on his amps during soundchecks, hang out in dressing rooms after sets and generally … Read More

The Wall Street Journal Reviews Akua Dixon’s “Akua’s Dance”

February 8, 2017Reviews

by Martin Johnson, The Wall Street Journal For decades, the cello has been on the fringes of jazz. The outstanding bassists, Oscar Pettiford and Ron Carter, occasionally recorded on the instrument, and cellists like Abdul Wadud,Diedre Murray and Fred Lonberg-Holm have been cornerstones of avant garde recordings and groups. Akua Dixon has forged a solid … Read More