OUT TODAY: Fresh Sound Records Releases Saxophonist Eden Bareket’s Sophomore Album “Night”

October 20, 2018New Release

Today, Fresh Sound Records is proud to release saxophonist and composer Eden Bareket’s sophomore album Night! Featuring Eden’s brother Or Baraket on bass and Chile-native Felix Lecaros on drums, Night serves as a meditation on the contrasting inner worlds of both dark depths and bright peaks. On this nine-track collection, this minimalist group pushes the sound of … Read More

Gabriel Zucker teams up with Tyshawn Sorey for WEIGHTING, out 11/16 on ESP-Disk’

October 17, 2018New Release

Gabriel Zucker’s New Extended Piece Weighting Due Out November 16th on ESP-Disk’ Featuring Tyshawn Sorey, Adam O’Farrill, Eric Trudel Release Show: The Jazz Gallery, November 15th Pianist, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Gabriel Zucker is quickly becoming one of the most prominent voices in the New York avant-garde/creative music scene. A Yale graduate and Rhodes scholar, Zucker’s … Read More

FEATURE: Downbeat Includes Brandee Younger and Geof Bradfield in Hyde Park Jazz Festival Round-Up

October 16, 2018Features, Reviews

Michael Jackson, Downbeat Artists at Hyde Park Jazz Festival Reflect Generational Connections RAVI COLTRANE, BRANDEE YOUNGER, ALLISON MILLER, GEOF BRADFIELD, CHRISTIAN SCOTT ATUNDE ADJUAH In its 12th year, Chicago’s Hyde Park Jazz Festival presented an almost preposterous amount of quality music on Sept. 29, day one of the two-day event that hosted scores of programs in about a dozen disparate … Read More

REVIEW: All About Jazz Reviews Charles Pillow’s “Electric Miles”

October 15, 2018Features, Reviews

Jack Bowers, All About Jazz So how does trumpeter Miles Davis‘ post-1969 “electric period” translate to a big-band format? About as well as could be expected, thanks to leader Charles Pillow‘s bright arrangements for his New York-based Large Ensemble. Davis’ seminal Columbia albums from 1969-1972—In a Silent Way, Bitches Brew, Live at Fillmore East, Live-Evil, On the … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Phil Schurger’s “The Waters Above”

October 15, 2018Features, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura Each of the six track titles on Phil Schurger’s second ears&eyes Records release, The Waters Above, holds special significance for the guitarist. For instance, “Anikulapo,” a Yoruban word meaning “He who carries death in a pouch,” resonated with Schurger because of several early brushes he had with death, experiences that crystallized for him … Read More

REVIEW: Argonauta (Italy) Reviews Rob Clearfield’s “Wherever You’re Starting From”

October 15, 2018Features, Reviews

Roberto Binda, Argonauta Magazine Un rifugio, uno spazio intimo dove rifugiarsi dal caos della metropoli. Un luogo della memoria, dove tornare e riappropriarsi di quello che nella frenesia del vivere quotidiano rischiava di essere smarrito. Cose importanti come la semplicità e la spontaneità, che per quanto in una dimensione individuale ti rendano più vulnerabile, sono … Read More