REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Roxy Coss’ ‘Quintet’

September 15, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly Last year’s release by saxist Roxy Coss had her addressing Women’s Social Issues. They’re still addressed here, as well as other political statements, but they don’t detract or add to the high quality of music that stands up even if all of the songs were titled after the Dodger starting lineup. … Read More

REVIEW: The Aquarian Reviews Chase Baird’s ‘A Life Between’

September 15, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, The Aquarian (Rant ‘n’ Roll) Jazz Romanticism From A Radiohead Fan If German composer Robert Schumann [1810-1856] is rolling over in his grave right now, it may be because he somehow heard Chase Baird’s rendition of his classical gas called “Im Wunderschonen Monat Mai.” With the help of drums/piano/guitar/bass, composer/saxophonist Baird jams it … Read More

GLIDE MAGAZINE: Brian Lynch Pays Homage to Legendary Authors and Literature on ‘The Omni-American Book Club: My Journey Through Literature in Music’

September 14, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Brian Lynch is one of the top trumpet players in jazz, equally comfortable in an ensemble hard bop/straight ahead mode, or in Latin jazz where he often plays with Eddie Palmieri, with whom he won a Grammy for Best Latin Jazz Album for 2006’s Simpatico. Lynch is not only a formidable and … Read More

REVIEW: Black Grooves Reviews Louis Armstrong: Live in Europe!

September 14, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Thomas P. Hustad, Black Grooves Louis Armstrong created magic throughout his career. One of many remarkable phases occurred when he began touring and recording with the All Stars, featuring Jack Teagarden and Earl Hines, in 1947.  The recordings on Live in Europe include performances from two European tours made by Louis Armstrong in 1948 and 1952, a … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Journalist Michael Bailey Reviews New Releases from Kenyatta Beasley and Dot Time Records (Louis Armstrong)

September 14, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Michael Bailey Frank Foster Songbook by the  Kenyatta Beasley Septet  Kenyatta Beasley Septet ArtvsTransit, 2019 Frank Foster Songbook by the Kenyatta Beasley Septet is my vote for one of the finest straight-ahead jazz recordings of 2019.  Recorded live at Jazz 66 in Brooklyn in 2012, the recording features vocalist Carla Cook, guitarist Mark Whitfield, tenor saxophonist … Read More

NEWS: GRAMMY Winner Catherine Russell Continues Her Tour

September 13, 2019Event Announcement, Press Releases

GRAMMY® Winning Powerhouse Vocalist Catherine Russell Continues Her International Tour Celebrating her Critically Acclaimed Release Alone Together World renowned vocalist Catherine Russell recently re-entered the Billboard chart for traditional jazz album for the second time after the release of her critically acclaimed album Alone Together on March 1st via Dot Time Records.  After sitting atop … Read More

NEW RELEASE: La Tanya Hall’s SAY YES out on November 8th!

September 13, 2019New Release, Press Reel

Renowned vocalist La Tanya Hall is thrilled to announce the November 8th, 2019 release of her new album Say Yes on Blue Canoe Records. After enjoying accolades while singing, performing and touring with icons in numerous genres as a support artist, La Tanya Hall re-emerges as a multi-faceted jazz vocalist and interpreter extraordinaire with her … Read More

FEATURE: Jazziz Features John Minnock with a Q&A: Reading the Great American Songbook Through the Lens of the Gay Experience

September 12, 2019Features, Press Reel

By: Brian Zimmerman, Jazziz On his self-released sophomore recording, Right Around the Corner, vocalist John Minnock interprets jazz, blues and cabaret tunes from the perspective of a proud gay man, culling material that he frequently performs at his shows in New York. His original compositions reflect his experiences, as he relates tales of his own … Read More