Step Tempest Reviews Ed Neumeister’s “Wake Up Call”

July 6, 2017Reviews

Ricard Kamins, Step Tempest Trombonist, composer, and arranger Ed Neumeister (born in Topeka, Kansas, and raised in the San Fransisco Bay area) moved to New York City in 1980 and was soon a member of the Duke Ellington and the Mel Lewis Band (which became the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra after Lewis passed). He, also, performed … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Rotem Sivan’s ‘Antidote’

July 2, 2017Reviews

by Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail According to Israeli guitarist Rotem Sivan, Antidote, his fourth outing, was a product of the shock and heartbreak he felt with the ending of a 7-year relationship. Throughout this new body of work, mostly composed of original compositions, the music became a genuine vehicle for him to express inner emotions. … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews Alex Wintz’s “Life Cycle”

June 29, 2017Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Liquid toned guitarist Alex Wintz puts together a strong and swinging album on this recent release. With a rotating team of Jimmy McBride/dr and Lucas PIno/ts, Victor Gould/p, Ben Williams-Dave Baron/b, Wintz shows a talent for dynamics and clarity on bopping pieces like his own “Action/Reaction” and some nimble finger … Read More

The Baylor Project Featured in the Chicago Defender

June 27, 2017Features

 By Mary Datcher, The Chicago Defender’s Black Music Month Special Edition The Journey | The Baylor Project @thebaylorproject The sanctuary of music often lies in the cradle of the melody. The melody is the first note that can carry the rest of the orchestration, blending each instrument building structure and sealing the song with a strong … Read More