Musical Memoirs Blog Reviews Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano’s “Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane”

July 30, 2017Reviews

Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs Dave Liebman, tenor & soprano saxophones/C flute; Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone/autochrome/alto clarinet/Scottish flute; Phil Markowitz, piano; Ron McClure, bass; Billy Hart, drums. On July 17, 1967, the great John Coltrane passed away. It is appropriate to remember and celebrate his amazing talent this month, as well as his contributions made … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews BJ Jansen’s “Common Ground”

July 28, 2017Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Baritone saxist B.J.Jansen leads a rich hard bop combo with Delfeayo Marsalis/tb, Duane Eubanks/tp, Ralph Peterson/dr, Dezron Douglas/b and Zaccai Curtis/p through a dozen muscular originals. Jansen himself has a strong and bold tone as exemplified on the bluesy “ Carol’s Dream” and richly vibrato’d “Soul Loss” which also includes … Read More

Jazzwise Reviews BJ Jansen’s “Common Ground”

July 26, 2017Reviews

Mike Hobart, Jazzwise The lolloping swing that drives the opening modal blues signals baritone saxophonist BJ Jansen’s mainstream aesthetic, the floaty cover of Frank Stagnitta’s “Carol’s Dream” that follows confirms it. Jansen builds his set on traditional structures and solid well-worn grooves ranging from the sassy 6/8 of “Street Walk” to the cool school swing … Read More

Improvijazzation Nation Reviews Alex Wintz’s “Life Cycle”

July 15, 2017Reviews

Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation One of the sheer joys of doing a review magazine for an old jazzhound like me is getting to hear all the fresh new talent that’s out there, and Alex & his crew (tenor saxophonist Lucas Pino on tenor sax, Jimmy MacBride on percussion, Victor Gould doing piano, and bassists Dave … Read More