Shunzo Ohno’s ‘ReNew’ reviewed on Midwest Record

March 10, 2016Reviews

by Chris Spector, Midwest Record “Free jazz as filtered through smooth jazz, trumpeter Ohno leads his crew of first call jazzbos through a marvelous session that opens the ears and really let’s you feel the emotions that gave rise to several of the compositions. Smart, modern jazz, this is a solid date the slightly adventurous … Read More

From AAJ: Harp Happenings: Brandee Younger And Pacific Harp Project

March 9, 2016Reviews

by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz Harp happenings are relatively rare in jazz, but they are there. And when two highly agreeable and strikingly different harp-centric affairs appear on your doorstep around the same time, it really makes you stop and take notice of the instrument, its potential, and the players who are moving it … Read More

Zach Brock & Phil Markowitz at National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY March 13!

March 7, 2016Event Announcement

“The debut recording by the Phil Markowitz/Zach Brock Quartet satisfies with it’s unclassifiable variety and spot­on playing… this band’s taste is fairly impeccable.” Downbeat Magazine Marth Redbone presents Zach Brock with special guest Phil Markowitz on Sunday, March 13 at 7:00 PM at National Sawdust, located at 80 N 6th Street, in Brooklyn, NY 11211. … Read More

Interview: Brandee Younger on Burning Ambulance

March 7, 2016Features

By Phil Freeman, Burning Ambulance  Jazz has a new harpist: Brandee Younger. Following in the footsteps of Alice Coltrane and particularly Dorothy Ashby, she’s blending classical technique with an appreciation for—and creative use of—hip-hop, R&B and funk grooves. Her studio debut as a leader, Wax & Wane, is out now. (Get it from Amazon.) It features flautist … Read More

World Music Report Review in for Racha Fora’s ‘Racha S’Miles’

March 6, 2016Reviews

by Raul Da Gama, World Music Report Photo by Erin X. Smithers Hiroaki Honshuku’s connection with Miles Davis runs deep. The great trumpeter was an early follower of the influential musical system that George Russell suggested, Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organisation, reflected in his 1958 recording Milestones. Honshuku studied with Russell, delving into the Lydian … Read More

Jazz Views Reviews Chris Klaxton’s ‘Collage’

March 5, 2016Reviews

by Chris Barber, Jazz Views  Chris Klaxton: trumpet; Taylor O’Donnell: vocals; Mark Small: tenor sax; Kendall Moore: trombone; Mike Effenberger: rhodes; Tim Jago: guitar; Sam Weber: bass; Michael Piolet: drums; Moe Pope: rapping. The title of this collection is ‘Collage’, which implies a collection of musical styles and approaches. While the second and bonus tracks … Read More

Josh Shpak’s ‘ASTATIC’ Reviewed in Italy’s Suono Magazine

March 4, 2016Reviews

by Daniele Camerlengo, Suono Rough Translation: CHROME AESTHETICS The future is in their gestures and intentions of who knows how to listen. It fills the lungs, stimulates the audacity compositional and driving dynamics creative along an unknown path to many but that leads to a destination of sublime pleasure. The invigorating debut synthesizes a wisdom … Read More

Zane Rodulfo’s ‘Pathways’ Reviewed on Jazz Quad

March 4, 2016Reviews

By Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Какие следы ищет барабанщик и композитор Зани Родульфо в тропическом лесу? Они не видны на затерянной тропинке. Но зато они слышны – в музыке его первого EP Pathways – следы близких духу Зани мелодий и ритмов его родины, карибских островов Тринидад и Тобаго. Еще подростком он перебрался в США, учился … Read More

Jazz Quad Review for Chris Klaxton ‘Collage’

March 4, 2016Reviews

by Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Американскому трубачу Крису Клэкстону повезло с учителями. Уже обучаясь в Университете Нью-Хемпшира он познакомился со знаменитым Кларком Терри и стал на какой-то период его ассистентом и тур-менеджером. Впоследствии он много почерпнул и у других элитных трубачей мирового джаза – Дэйва Дугласа и, особенно, Теренса Блэнчарда, в комбо которого ему довелось … Read More