Jazz Buzz Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

January 29, 2017Reviews

by Vangelis Aragiannis , Jazz Buzz Θυμάμαι τον Mark Whitfield από το ξεκίνημά του το 1990 με το “The Marksman” κι αμέσως μετά με το πολύ καλό “Patrice”. Και τα δυο από τη Warner, σε μια εποχή που οι μεγάλες εταιρίες αναζητούσαν επισταμένως τα επόμενα αστέρια της τζαζ, ανάμεσα στους αποφοίτους του Berklee. Με την … Read More

Midwest Record Reviews Hiromi Suda & Gianni Bianchini

January 29, 2017Reviews

by Chris Spector, Midwest Record GIANNI BIANCHINI/Type 1:  Calling his debut album “Type 1” to remind him that he has to kick his diabetes’ ass rather than the other way around, the piano man’s piano trio debut tackles a host of chestnuts but he makes the all modern rather than easy listening pretty music.  Not … Read More

Audiophile Audition Reviews Brandi Disterheft’s “Blue Canvas”

January 29, 2017Reviews

by Pierre Giroux, Audiophile Audition Guy Dixon, writing for Canada’s Globe & Mail on July 20,2009, offered the following headline: “It’s 3 AM, and a Canadian bassist is looking for her big break”.  The article went on to describe how Brandi Disterheft was attempting to break into the jazz scene in New York City, after … Read More

Hot House Highlights The Baylor Project & Mark Whitfield

January 28, 2017Reviews

by Stephanie Johnson, Hot House THE BAYLOR PROJECT: BLUE NOTE / FEBRUARY 13 With roots deep as their faith is strong, spouses Jean and Marcus Baylor are embarking on a musical exploration together. Their debut release as The Baylor Project, The Journey (Be A Light, 2017), marks the culmination of an extended partnership between uniquely … Read More

New York City Jazz Record Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

January 28, 2017Reviews

by Ken Dryden, New York City Jazz Record Mark Whitfield’s career took off during the ‘90s as the guitarist found himself in demand as a leader and sideman. Since 2000, he has stayed busy though recording less frequently. His latest CD debuts a new band featuring his sons David and Mark, Jr. on keyboards and … Read More

WBGO Take Five features Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

January 28, 2017Features

Take Five: Hear Norah Jones, Larry Coryell, Matthew Shipp, Mark Whitfield and Jesse Stacken by Nate Chinen, WBGO In this installment of Take Five, our weekly playlist, you’ll find fathers and sons, a couple of farewells, and more than one refurbished jazz standard. We’ll start with one of those, featuring a singer you may know, giving … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel’s “King of Xhosa”

January 27, 2017Reviews

by Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail A freeing intersection of cultures is used as a premise for Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel Quartet’s magnificent album, King of Xhosa. In this recording, Siegel, an experienced drummer, composer, and educator living in Woodstock, New York, welcomes the South African trumpeter Feya Faku and the percussionist Fred Barryhill as his personal … Read More

Harpist Brandee Younger to Appear in Springfield, MA 2.2.17

January 26, 2017Event Announcement

Brandee Younger Springfield Technical Community College, Springfield MA February 2, 11am In celebration of Black History Month, Springfield Technical Community College, Office of Multicultural Affairs is proud to present genre-defying harpist Brandee Younger as part of the Diversity Series on Thursday, February 2 at 11am. The concert will take place at the Scibelli Hall Theater, located at … Read More

Marlbank Reviews Mark Whitfield’s Latest Release “Grace”

January 25, 2017Reviews

by Stephen Graham, Marlbank OK, it is here: release day of Grace (****). Mark Whitfield and the family band, mellow guitar, that impossible dream remains in the Benson stream, from Whitfield and his sons Davis and Mark Jr along with Yasushi Nakamura, on bass, vocals factored in thanks to the guitarist’s cousin Sy Smith the singer reminding me of another talent … Read More