5 Stars from All About Jazz for Dave Liebman & co’s ‘Ceremony’

December 30, 2014Press Reel, Reviews

By James Nadal, All About Jazz The most distinguished characteristic of Afro-Caribbean music—as well as its greatest contribution to the jazz idiom—has been the drums. If we take this one step further, the Afro-Cuban tradition of drumming has had the highest degree of influence, and has been readily identifiable, since the Latin dance crazes of … Read More

Jazz Weekly Review of Anthony Fung’s ‘Chronicles’

December 11, 2014Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Drummer Anthony Fung puts together here an impressive collection of originals that have one foot in the tradition with the other foot marching into the future. He brings together a band of Edmar Colon/sax-perc, Mao Sone/tp-fh, Jonny Chapman/b and Kyumin Shim/p for seven songs and one four piece “Chronicles Suite.”Each … Read More

‘Progress Report’ by Dave Neves Reviewed on Jazz Weekly

December 11, 2014Reviews

David Neves: Progress Report by George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Trumpeter David Neves displays an impressive sound here as he puts together nine originals along wit Michael Thomas/as-bcl, Greg Duncan/g, Barclay Moffitt/ts, Naomi Gillies/voc, Edward Perez/b, Lee Fish/dr and Julian Shore-Matthew Sheens/p. His horn is warm and fluffy on “Evelynn’s Song” and the pastoral “Curious … Read More

Latin Jazz Net Album of the Week: Ceremony f/ Dave Liebman

December 4, 2014Reviews

Dave Liebman Presents: Ceremony By Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Net 5 Stars In 1987 Dave Liebman joined saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Eddie Gómez, drummer Jack DeJohnette and pianist Richie Beirach in recording Live Under The Sky: Tribute to John Coltrane in Tokyo. The intensity of that performance and the subsequent interview with Mr. Liebman … Read More