OUT TODAY: Chase Baird + Antonio Sanchez + Brad Mehldau on “A Life Between” – Soundsabound Records

August 9, 2019New Release, Press Releases

Soundsabound Records presents the latest work by young saxophonist and composer Chase Baird: A Life Between, covering a vast emotional terrain with a band comprised of modern jazz’s most revered innovators. GRAMMY-winning drummer Antonio Sanchez and 5-time GRAMMY-nominated pianist  Brad Mehldau are veteran companions alongside new-generation talents Nir Felder, guitar, and  Dan Chmielinski, bass. In a single day of recording, … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Makar Kashitsyn’s Debut “Jazz Animals” to Drop 9/27 via Rainy Days Records

August 8, 2019New Release, Press Releases

Saxophonist Makar Kashitsyn Releases Debut Recording Jazz Animals on St. Petersburg’s Rainy Days Records on September 27th, 2019 Rainy Days Records is proud to announce the September 27th release of Jazz Animals, the debut recording from saxophonist and composer Makar Kashitsyn. On Jazz Animals, the 19-year-old prodigy from Moscow showcases his huge sound, no-limits chops … Read More

REVIEW: Josean Jacobo’s “Cimarron” Reviewed by Hot House

August 6, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Raul da Gama, Hot House There are many moments on Cimarron (E7 Studios), the sophomore album from pianist Josean Jacobo and Tumbao, when you feel overcome by a sort of ancient spiritual magic.  That is becaue Josean’s pianism is completely subsumed by the forces that have molded his spiritual heritage.  That unique aspect of … Read More

NEW RELEASE: T.K. Blue Honors Randy Weston with ‘The Rhythms Continue’, out 11/1 on JAJA Records

August 6, 2019New Release, Press Releases

T.K. Blue Honors Randy Weston with New Album The Rhythms Continue out November 1st on JAJA Records Composer, educator, bandleader and consummate saxophonist T.K. Blue is proud to announce his upcoming release, The Rhythms Continue.  This new suite, which will be released on November 1st on JAJA Records, is dedicated to the memory of T.K’s … Read More

INTERVIEW: Doing Jazz Podcast Chats to Lauren Desberg!

August 4, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Lorens Chuno, Doing Jazz Click the play button to listen to this program. On her new album, Out for Delivery, Vocalist Lauren Desberg flirts boldly with today’s pop sound while remaining informed by Jazz. Join Lauren and me as she talks about Japan, interludes, restaurant gigs, New Orleans, and other randomly connected inspirations. Out for Delivery features saxophonist Braxton … Read More

REVIEW: JazzTimes Reviews Eric Hofbauer’s “Book of Water”

August 4, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

J.D. Considine, JazzTunes As album concepts go, guitarist Eric Hofbauer’s Five Agents project is pretty solid. Taking inspiration from Wu Xing, an ancient Daoist precept that sees the world as being composed of five cyclic elements or agents, Hofbauer decided to compose and record a series of albums honoring each agent in turn. Although Chinese … Read More

FEATURE: Gerry Gibbs’ “Our People” Featured by NextBop

August 3, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Sebastien Helary, NextBop On June 7th, Grammy-nominated drummer and composer Gerry Gibbs released his staggering 12th album as a leader via Whaling City Sound, a unique project entitled Our People. The album features Gibbs alongside fellow multi-instrumentalists Alex Collins, Gianluca Renzi, Mayu Saeki, and Kyeshie Gibbs, who together play a combined 40 instruments on … Read More

FEATURE: All About Jazz Interviews Ralph Peterson!

August 2, 2019Features, Press Reel

R.J. Deluke, All About Jazz “Drumming is as natural to me as breathing.” —Ralph Peterson Drummer Ralph Peterson has been on the jazz scene for some 35 years or more, carving out a career as a performer and an educator that would be the envy of many. His main influence is the legendary Art Blakey, and … Read More

FEATURE: All About Jazz Interviews Emma Frank!

August 2, 2019Features, Press Reel

Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz “It’s important to me to play with musicians who I feel are deeply connected to the emotional content of the music we make.” Among today’s protagonists, breaking the boundaries between what vocal jazz should and folk or singer-songwriter music can be—Gretchen Parlato, Esperanza Spalding or Rebecca Martin come to mind—Boston-born and raised Emma Frank is deservedly … Read More