REVIEW: Step Tempest Reviews Evan Salvacion Levine’s “Mestizo”

September 6, 2018Features, Reviews

Richard B. Kamins, Step Tempest Bassist and composer Evan Salvacion Levine, a native of New Jersey and now a resident of Chicago, issues his second album as leader this month.  “Mestizo” (Shifting Paradigm Records) moves away from the piano trio of his 2016 debut “Unsolvable Problem” (although three tracks on that disk employed a guitarist) to … Read More

REVIEW: Jazziz Reviews Sam Javitch’s “People and Places”

September 6, 2018Features, Reviews

Jon Garelick, Jazziz Among the signature legacies of hard-bop is its tunefulness – even casual fans can hum a riff or two from “Walkin’” or “Moanin’” or “Blues March”. pianist Sam Javitch’s second album People and Places reminds listeners that hooky songwriting is still a rare commodity in jazz, not only among avant-garde experimenters but … Read More

REVIEW: SUONO (Italy) Reviews Scott Petito’s “Rainbow Gravity”

September 6, 2018Features, Reviews

Daniele Camerlengo, SUONO L’innata propensione al divenire cercando o costruendo percorsi affini o parallelamente distanti verso l’interezza madre, la forma genitrice che contamina le vite ed i loro movimenti verso l’infinito ed oltre ciò che esso può rappresentare negli umori densi dell’universo. Il trasporto in questi spazi nuovi e di infinita interazione è l’esperire umano … Read More

OUT TODAY! The Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet’s “London Live”

September 6, 2018Special Announcement

Drummer and composer Jeff “Siege” Siegel is proud to release London Live, the fourth album from his esteemed quartet on Artists Recording Collective (ARC) TODAY! Featuring Erica Lindsay on tenor saxophone, Francesca Tanksley on piano and the new and exciting addition of Vienna-native Uli Langthaler on bass, The Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet recorded London Live … Read More

REVIEW: Downbeat Reviews Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s “Anniversary”

September 4, 2018Features, Reviews

Bobby Reed, Downbeat Salsa fans can’t go wrong with the Spanish Harlem Orchestra. the Grammy-winning band, which was founded 15 years ago, marks the milestone with its sixth album, the aptly titled Anniversary. Led by pianist, composer and arranger Oscar Hernandez, this salsa powerhouse presents a generous, 68-minute program that highlights the compositions of its … Read More

TRACK PREMIERE: Revive Music Premieres “Gingerbread Boy” Off Henry Conerway III’s Debut Album ‘With Pride For Dignity’ – OUT TODAY!

September 4, 2018Features, Premiere, Reviews

DanMichael Reyes, Revive Music Premiere: Henry Conerway III Reinterprets Jimmy Heath Classic “Gingerbread Boy” Off Forthcoming ‘With Pride For Dignity’ Album Detroit-native Henry Conerway III released his debut album With Pride For Dignity today. Backed by pianist Kenny Banks Jr. and bassist Kevin Smith, the forthcoming 8-track album features Conerway’s brilliance as a composer with compelling original material like “Carvin’s Agreement” (named … Read More