Rachel Therrien Reviewed in Goldmine Magazine

February 28, 2017Reviews

by Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine  2017 is shaping of to be “The Year Of The Woman.” Don’t even ask. Just accept it. With that said, let me introduce you to trumpeter/composer/arranger/band leader Rachel Therrien. Her “Pensamiento: Proyecto Columbia” on the Free Run Artists Productions label sizzles and pops like frying bacon in a pan. This … Read More

Cadence Magazine Reviews Shunzo Ohno’s “Renew”

February 26, 2017Reviews

Robert Rusch, Cadence Magazine Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno, who has been part of the scene for almost 50 years, has a new CD out called “Renew”. This project is a dedication to communities having to renew from natural disasters. Eight Ohno originals and one by Buster Williams make up the nine track total [59:46]. Ohno is … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Mark Whitfield’s Recent Gig at The Django, NYC

February 25, 2017Reviews

by Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Guitarist Mark Whitfield celebrated the release of his latest CD, Grace, at The Django, located under The Roxy Hotel in the heart of Tribeca, NY. The quartet was the same as on the recording; Mark’s two sons, Davis Whitfield on piano/keyboards and Mark Whitfield Jr. on drums, and the Japanese … Read More

Jazz Trail Reviews Matt Holman’s “The Tenth Muse”

February 22, 2017Reviews

Jazz Trail New York-based trumpeter and composer Matt Holman has been upping the ante in the creative jazz universe through several valuable collaborations with Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, Kurt Elling, Andrew Rathbun, and Darcy James Argue. With sufficient artistic ambition to considering different styles, Holman inspired himself on the work of the ancient Greek poet … Read More

Willy Rodriguez Quintet To Appear at Smalls 3/23/17

February 22, 2017Event Announcement

The Willy Rodriguez Quintet, featuring drummer Rodriguez with trumpeter Jason Palmer, saxophonist Alec Harper, pianist Carlos Homs and bassist Luques Curtis will be appearing at Smalls Jazz Club,located at 183 West 10th Street in New York, NY on Thursday, March 23rd from 7:30-10:00 PM. Doors open at 7:00. More details can be found online at … Read More

Improvijazzation Nation Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

February 21, 2017Reviews

by Dick Metcalf, Improvijazzation Nation Jean Baylor and Marcus Baylor – THE BAYLOR PROJECT (THE JOURNEY): Ain’t NUTHIN’ but a party… the lead-in opening track, “Block Party“, most definitely reminds me of black churches I’d been to (way, WAY back in the day), but in only 4 bars, it morphs joyfully into one of the … Read More