Leandro Cabral’s “Alfa” Receives 5-Star Review from All About Jazz

March 10, 2017Reviews

by Tyran Grillo, All About Jazz Fans of ECM’s trio recordings of the past decade: take note. Alfa is a worthy contender for your collection. Brazilian pianist and composer Leandro Cabral‘s second leader date is as multilayered and expansive as anything put out by Benedikt Jahnel, Colin Vallon, or Marcin Wasilewski, and has been captured … Read More

Keyboardist Chris McCarthy Announces the Release of Debut Album “Sonder” May 12th 2017

March 8, 2017Special Announcement

Featuring Carrie Furniss (Voice) JK Kim (Drums), Simon Willson (Bass), & Max Light (Guitar) Respected keyboardist and Seattle native, Chris McCarthy has announced the May 12th release of his highly-anticipated, intricate album “Sonder,” out on Red Piano Records. “Sonder” will be presented at a number of private shows throughout New England and New York as … Read More

Acquarian Weekly Features Mike Casey in their “Rant N’ Roll”

March 8, 2017Features

by Mike Greenblatt, Acquarian Weekly In the grand tradition of a trio—sax, bass, drums—with no chords, just the way the legendary Sonny Rollins pioneered it, comesMike Casey’s selfreleased The Sound Of Surprise: Live At The Side Door, seven first-takes of Casey alternating between his alto and tenor saxophones in his native Connecticut with bassistMatt Dwonszyk … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Jeff Siegel’s “King of Xhosa”

March 4, 2017Reviews

by Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad The people of the braid are the second largest in the Republic of South Africa, but in the team of musicians who recorded the album “The King of Xhosa,” it is represented by only one person. This is Feya Faku, a trumpeter and one of the most prominent representatives of … Read More

World Music Report Reviews Leandro Cabral’s “Alfa”

March 4, 2017Reviews

by Raul da Gama, World Music Report There are many moments on Alfa by the Leandro Cabral Trio when you just might feel that Glenn Gould has come to life, incarnated as a Brasilian pianist named Leandro Cabral. The pianist can play notes by caressing them as if his fingers were bird feathers. Then on … Read More

World Music Report Reviews Rachel Therrien’s “Pensamiento”

March 4, 2017Reviews

by Raul da Gama, World Music Report For the wonderful Québécoise musician Rachel Therrien, stepping out of her comfort zone of her Jazz-inspired quintet, Afro-Colombian music must have been a rather beckoning challenge. But like everything the trumpeter is known to do, she immersed herself in it body and soul. The result is a vivid … Read More

Downbeat Magazine has a Q&A session with Brandee Younger

March 3, 2017Features

by Shannon J. Effinger, Downbeat Jazz harpist Brandee Younger is shining a much-needed light on her long-overlooked instrument. In the process, she’s illuminating a world of jazz harp history. A graduate of The Hartt School of Music, in Hartford, Connecticut, this native New Yorker has become a fixture in the current jazz scene, working with … Read More