Archaic Pop Features Lupa Santiago and Jonathan Greenstein in their Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2016

January 7, 2017Uncategorized

by Paul Medrano, Archaic Pop Lupa Santiago 4teto & Ed Neumeister “Ubuntu” An unusual combo guitar / trombone that go past Brazilian Jazz to something extra fresh as well as deep and attention catching.   Brazilian guitarist Lupa Santiago, while touring internationally thanks to his already incredible career, meet the great American trombonist Ed Neumeister … Read More

Rachel Therrien Receives a 4-Star Review from All About Jazz

January 7, 2017Reviews

by James Nadal, All About Jazz The music of Colombia is as unique as the geographical layout of the country itself. Having two distinct coastal expanses divided by the Isthmus of Panama, the Caribbean or eastern Atlantic region, and the western Pacific region; each offering a diverse blend of musical styles and rhythms, representing the … Read More

Brandi Disterheft Receives a 4-Star Review from All About Jazz

January 4, 2017Reviews

by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz A canvas is often viewed as a neutral starting point, but it needn’t be so. Even a so-called “blank” space can be suffused with certain color(s) before brushstrokes are ever applied, as Brandi Disterheft reminds us. Her fourth album is a trio date painted atop, around, over, and with … Read More

Boston Concert Reviews Features Jarrett Cherner

January 3, 2017Reviews

by Nelson Brill, Boston Concert Reviews Getting to the husk of simple melodies (steeped in the blues and other influences) is also the working palette of another young pianist’s voice on the jazz scene, New England Conservatory graduate Jarrett Cherner, who also plied the Regattabar’s piano in November with his artful partners Matt Aronoff on … Read More

Brandi Disterheft Featured in this Month’s Hot House

January 1, 2017Reviews

By George Kanzler, Hot House The West Coast of the United States and Canada bring us the two women who comprise this Winning Spins. Pianist, composer and Californian Lisa Hilton and Canadian bassist and singer Brandi Disterheft, have forged careers as leaders and soloists on instruments found in the rhythm section. While Lisa has led … Read More

Classicalite Reviews Leandro Cabral’s ‘Alfa’

December 23, 2016Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, Classicalite The Leandro Cabral Trio hits a home run on their second CD, ‘Alfa.’ Time to hit Brazil for some exquisite samba, courtesy of the Leandro Cabral Trio. Alfa was named after the venue where this live recording took place: The Alfa Theater in Sao Paulo where the acoustics are sublime and the crowd … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Mike Casey’s “The Sound of Surprise”

December 22, 2016Reviews

by Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Еще один фонографический дебют, но за этого дебютанта я отдал бы парочку вполне себе матерых джазовых волков. Майк Кейси, молодой саксофонист из Хартфорда, Коннектикут, взял за живое своим великолепным, сочным звуком, как на альте, так и на теноре, истинно джазовым драйвом всей программы The Sound of Surprise: Live at the … Read More