The Guardian Reviews “Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane”

June 15, 2017Reviews

Liebman/Lovano: Compassion: Music of John Coltrane review – a powerful tribute by John Fordham, The Guardian 4/5stars Ten years ago, for the 40th anniversary of the inspirational saxophonist John Coltrane’s death, the BBC’s Jazz on 3 commissioned a tribute from sax virtuosi Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano, embracing the hard-bop Coltrane of the late 1950s … Read More

DD McNeil Reviews Don Braden & Joris Teepe’s “Conversations”

June 13, 2017Reviews

JORIS TEEPE & DON BRADEN – “CONVERSATIONS” featuring Gene Jackson & Matt Wilson by DD McNeil, Musical Memoirs Joris Teepe, bass; Don Braden, tenor saxophone/flute; Gene Jackson & Matt Wilson, drums. Teepe & Braden crossed paths in 1992 and struck up a conversation that has lasted twenty-five-years. Consequently, the title of this CD seems quite … Read More

Midwest Record Reviews Ed Neumeister’s “Wake Up Call”, Dave Liebman/Joe Lovano’s “Compassion” and Steve Bilodeau’s “Sun Through the Rain”

June 12, 2017Reviews

by Chris Spector, Midwest Record MEISTERO ED NEUMEISTER & HIS NEUHAT ENSEMBLE/Wake Up Call: Focusing on his skills as an arranger and conductor more than his playing and writing, this set stands toe to toe with anything cats like Bill Holman were gloriously doing post Kenton. An engrossing kind of date with a scad of … Read More

SDGLN features Kathy Kosins ahead of her upcoming gig!

June 12, 2017Features

Kathy Kosins is a modern day legend of jazz by Timothy Rowels, San Diego Gay & Lesbian News From Motown to Tinseltown, Kathy has wowed audiences in her extensive career. Kathy Kosins is no stranger to music. She has a fanbase which extends around the globe, and once you listen to her perform you will … Read More

Improvijazzation Nation Reviews Rotem Sivan’s “Antidote”

June 7, 2017Features, Reviews

Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation An absolutely splendid high-energy jazz guitarist, Rotem has (of course) been reviewed in these pages before (issue # 148), where he got high marks from my ears!  On this most current release, which will hit the streets in July 2017, he and his cohorts give you one of the most mellow … Read More

Improvijazzation Reviews BJ Jansen’s “Common Ground”

June 7, 2017Reviews

Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation This upcoming release from B.J. Jansen hits the streets on the 23rd of June, 2017, and if you love well-played high-energy jazz, this will fill the bill, to be sure… just listen to the rhythm-laden “Street Walk” to get a clear aural picture of just how much these fantastic players can … Read More