Jazz Weekly Features Ed Neumeister’s “Wake Up Call”

September 28, 2017Features, Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Trombonist and composer Ed Neumeister conducts a rich toned big band which mixes clever charts and swinging solos. Rich Perry’s tenor is warm and strong on the swinging “New Groove” and Billy Drewes’ clarinet glistens through the sections on “Dog Play.” The rhythm section chugs along well on “Locomotion” as … Read More

Dan Bruce’s “Earthshine” Receives a 4 Star Review from All About Jazz

September 28, 2017Reviews

Troy Dostert, All About Jazz On the first listen, it’s easy to fall under the sway of the sweetness of Dan Bruce’s silky guitar tone, only to miss the substance at the heart of his music. Just as similar guitarists like Ben Monder or Kurt Rosenwinkel possess a generous, accessible sound with an exploratory edge, Bruce brings a finely-polished … Read More

BJ Jansen’s “Common Ground” Receives a 4.5 Star review from All About Jazz

September 26, 2017Reviews

Matthew Acquiline, All About Jazz Cincinnati-born baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen’s tenth album is titled Common Ground for good reason: his sextet consists of NEA Jazz Master trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis, drummer Ralph Peterson, trumpeter Duane Eubanks, pianist Zaccai Curtis, and bassist Dezron Douglas—all of whom revel in improvisation. His group’s shared affinity for jazz in the straight-ahead vein compelled Jansen to employ a … Read More

Saxophonist Hailey Niswanger Presents her Newest Project MAE.SUN Debut Album “Vol. 1: Inter-be” Out November 3rd, 2017

September 25, 2017Special Announcement

Saxophonist Hailey Niswanger Presents her newest project MAE.SUN Debut Album “Vol. 1: Inter-be” Out November 3rd, 2017 Saxophonist, composer and vocalist Hailey Niswanger is proud to present Vol. 1: Inter-be, the debut album from her newest and most innovative configuration yet: MAE.SUN. Available worldwide on November 3rd, 2017, Vol. 1: Inter-be showcases MAE.SUN’s eclectic sonic palette … Read More

Midwest Record Reviews Jared Hall’s “Hallways”

September 25, 2017Reviews

Chris Spector, Midwest Record A tyro set by a trumpet cat the label owner is too cool to call a protégé instead insisting he’s a mentoree. All on board are a little long in tooth to really be called tyros, but these young lions have already jazzed it up with august personages and peerages and … Read More

Midwest Record Reviews Rob Schneiderman’s “Tone Twister”

September 25, 2017Reviews

Chris Spector, Midwest Record So, when is a math genius not a math genius? I don’t know, that just seemed like a good lede. Math genius Schneiderman, who plays like anything but an egghead but uses math in an obvious musical way, serves up his first date in a decade with a smoking jazzbo crew … Read More

Stereogum Features Darren Barrett’s “The Opener”

September 22, 2017Features, Reviews

Phil Freeman, Stereogum Trumpeter Darren Barrett lives in the zone between jazz and modern R&B/funk; he’s played with Herbie Hancock and in Roy Hargrove’s big band, but has also worked with Common, D’Angelo and will.i.am. This album marks the debut of his band dB-ish, an electro-fusion ensemble that includes saxophonists Clay Lyons and Erena Terakubo, … Read More

Jeff “Siege” Siegel Announces Fall Tour With The Jeff “Siege” Siegel Sextet and Special Guest Feya Faku in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania!

September 21, 2017Event Announcement, Special Announcement

Renowned drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel is proud to announce a multi-city October itinerary with his esteemed sextet, which features tenor saxophonist Erica Lindsay, pianist Francesca Tanksley, bassist Rich Syracuse and percussionist Fred Berryhill. This melting pot of talented jazz musicians also includes special guest master trumpeter Feya Faku, of Johannesburg, South Africa.   This line-up … Read More