Liebman-Beirach Recording ‘Balladscapes’ reviewed on Classicalite

June 22, 2016Reviews

by Mike Greenblatt, Classicalite Just like sibling harmonies, the magic created by the tandem of Dave Liebman, 69, (soprano and tenor sax plus flute) and Richie Beirach, 68, (piano) has been nurtured, in this case, for almost half a century. They need no rhythm section. Their chemistry, their interplay, their almost preternatural ability to anticipate one … Read More

Brandee Younger on NPR: Jazz Night in America!

June 18, 2016Features

Courtesy of the artists jazz night in america: the radio program Return Of The Jazz Harp June 17, 2016• The harp may be one of the most ancient musical instruments, but it isn’t particularly prominent in jazz. Despite the mid-century emergence of innovatorsDorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane, the harp has remained on the fringe. But two … Read More

Fabrizio Sotti’s Forty Featured in the Summer Issue of Jazziz and on CD Sampler

June 14, 2016Reviews

Featured in the Summer 2016 Issue of Jazziz and ‘Forty’ featured on CD Sampler If Fabrizio Sotti‘s new trio album Forty (self-released), is any indication, the guitarist doesn’t appear to be overly angst-ridden about hitting the big “four-oh.” Rather, he plays with great joy and no small amount of confidence, indicating a comfort level with his artistry … Read More

Archaic Pop features Fabrizio Sotti’s ‘Forty’

June 13, 2016Features

from “Forty” – Incipit Records (2016, Italy) – Modern Jazz by Paul Medrano, Archaic Pop There is a serene urgency in this track Forty. As a necessary desire to explore again the sounds and possibilities of jazz but bringing this time the baggage of a life, the simplicity of the experience. Forty is the album’s … Read More

election year: a Work in progress. Part II: “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité’ comes to ShapeShifter Lab July 14

June 11, 2016Event Announcement

election year: a Work in progress. Part II: “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité’ Thursday, July 14, 7:15 PM ShapeShifter Lab, Brooklyn ShapeShifter Plus is proud to present election year: a Work in progress part II: “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité’ on Thursday, July 14 at 7:15 PM at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn, NY. election year: a Work in progress … Read More

International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) Presents 26th Annual Conference at Berklee College of Music, Boston MA

June 9, 2016Special Announcement

The International Association of Schools of Jazz (IASJ) presents its 26th annual meeting in Boston, Massachusetts at Berklee College of Music from June 25 to July 1, 2016. The meeting will include over 100 participants including students, teachers and representatives from approximately 40 colleges and universities from all parts of the globe including Austria, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, … Read More

Midwest Record Reviews Sivan Arbel’s ‘Broken Lines’

June 8, 2016Reviews

by Chris Spector, Midwest Record  She might be new to you but Arbel was already a force of nature in the rest of the world by the time she landed in New York, poised to take it over on her terms.  A non-traditional jazz vocalist, Arbel is neither thrush nor art chick and is trying … Read More