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

Jazz da Gama Reviews Jarrett Cherner’s “Expanding Heart”

June 2, 2017Reviews

Raul da Gama, Jazz da Gama This music by Jarrett Cherner is innovative and profound, and while Cherner makes everything he plays sing with bardic lyricism and echo with lush textures, his ability to make the heart beat faster and the blood run warmer supersedes everything else on the record. Thus “Meditations” – all three … Read More