All About Jazz Review for ‘Starcode’, Chris Klaxton’s Review

January 28, 2015Reviews

Chris Klaxton: Starcode (2015) By JAMES NADAL, All About Jazz Oftentimes the back story behind the motivation and inspiration for songs compiled on a record is just as fascinating as the music itself. Case in point is trumpeter Chris Klaxton, whose interest in subjects as diverse as astrophysics, the intellectual philosophies of Ouspensky and Gurdjieff, … Read More

4 Star Review of ‘Folklorico’ from All About Jazz

January 26, 2015Reviews

Francesco Marcocci: FOLKLORiCO (2015) By James Nadal, All About Jazz 4 Stars! If the Mediterranean can be arguably construed as the cradle of civilization, then Italy certainly has a favorable geographical position in this debate, as it protrudes into the middle of the sea. Francesco Marcocci learned the bass in his hometown of Pisa, Italy, … Read More

5 Stars from All About Jazz for Dave Liebman & co’s ‘Ceremony’

December 30, 2014Reviews

Dave Liebman: Ceremony (2014) By James Nadal, All About Jazz The most distinguished characteristic of Afro-Caribbean music—as well as its greatest contribution to the jazz idiom—has been the drums. If we take this one step further, the Afro-Cuban tradition of drumming has had the highest degree of influence, and has been readily identifiable, since the … Read More

Jazz Weekly Review of Anthony Fung’s ‘Chronicles’

December 11, 2014Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Drummer Anthony Fung puts together here an impressive collection of originals that have one foot in the tradition with the other foot marching into the future. He brings together a band of Edmar Colon/sax-perc, Mao Sone/tp-fh, Jonny Chapman/b and Kyumin Shim/p for seven songs and one four piece “Chronicles Suite.”Each … Read More

‘Progress Report’ by Dave Neves Reviewed on Jazz Weekly

December 11, 2014Reviews

David Neves: Progress Report by George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Trumpeter David Neves displays an impressive sound here as he puts together nine originals along wit Michael Thomas/as-bcl, Greg Duncan/g, Barclay Moffitt/ts, Naomi Gillies/voc, Edward Perez/b, Lee Fish/dr and Julian Shore-Matthew Sheens/p. His horn is warm and fluffy on “Evelynn’s Song” and the pastoral “Curious … Read More

Latin Jazz Net Album of the Week: Ceremony f/ Dave Liebman

December 4, 2014Reviews

Dave Liebman Presents: Ceremony By Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Net 5 Stars In 1987 Dave Liebman joined saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Eddie Gómez, drummer Jack DeJohnette and pianist Richie Beirach in recording Live Under The Sky: Tribute to John Coltrane in Tokyo. The intensity of that performance and the subsequent interview with Mr. Liebman … Read More

Critical Jazz Review of Anthony Fung’s ‘Chronicles’

September 15, 2014Reviews

The future of modern jazz is in good hands thanks to drumming phenom Anthony Fung! By Brent Black, Critical Jazz Rising star Anthony Fung is a sophomore at Berklee studying under the great Danilo Perez. Impressive to say the least but even more impressive is the collective approach that Fung brings to the table with … Read More

All About Jazz Review of ‘Progress Report’, Dave Neves

September 10, 2014Reviews

David Neves: Progress Report (2014) By DAN MCCLENAGHAN, All About Jazz 4 Stars! At twenty-five years of age, Boston-based trumpeter David Neves can’t be expected to boast a big recorded with/played with resume. But he can boast a first rate education—Berklee and the New England Conservatory. And with his Progress Report, a marvelous debut as … Read More