‘Stories’ Christiane Karam Quintet Cornelia Street Café, NYC Tuesday October 4th, 9:30pm Christiane Karam returns to New York City at the Cornelia Street Cafe with her signature blend of Middle Eastern, Balkan and jazz influences. Karam will present a compelling mix of traditional songs, standards, and originals, as well as an exclusive glimpse into her … Read More
Month: August 2016
Sivan Arbel Reviewed on Jazz Weekly!
by George Harris, Jazz Weekly It’s rare these days that you find a vocalist who’s both original and enjoyable. Sivan Arbel will warm your heart on this album, as her flexible yet swinging voice takes you where you want to go and even deper. She’s teamed with Shai Portugaly/p, Nadav Shapira/b, Yogev Gabay/dr, Ron Warbug/tp, … Read More
Scott Tixier Receives Four Stars on All About Jazz
by James Nadal, All About Jazz If there is a French connection in contemporary jazz, it might arguably be the violin. Though the instruments role was explored by American pioneering ensembles, the French players added an innovative approach to improvisation, incorporating more of the European influence. Heralded as a violin trendsetter for the current generation, … Read More
Scott Tixier is Reviewed on Jazz Quad!
by Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Rough Translation: Stephane Grappelli, Jean-Luc Ponty, Didier Lockwood … In this series of brilliant names of French jazz violinist really fits fresh new name: Scott Tixier. The envelope of the second album Cosmic Adventure 30-year-old Frenchman (Tixier was born in 1986 in the town of Montreuil) put the words of his … Read More
Lucid Culture/New York Music Daily Reviews Awakening Orchestra
A Transcendent Big Band Jazz Twinbill with the Awakening Orchestra and Fabian Almazan’s Rhizome by Alan Young, Lucid Culture/New York Music Daily Composer/conductor Kyle Saulnier’s mighty twenty-piece Awakening Orchestra played one of the year’s best concerts last month at Shapeshifter Lab in Gowanus, on a fantastic doublebill with pianist Fabian Almazan‘s chamber jazz group, Rhizome. Saulnier’s most … Read More
Bassist and Composer Matt Ulery Announces 7th album, “Festival” out October 4, 2016 on Woolgathering Records
Prolific and earnest bassist/composer, Matt Ulery, helps to spearhead a musical movement of art and beauty emerging out of the vibrant, blossoming scene in Chicago with his 7th album, “Festival.” Featuring his quintet (Loom) and an expanded 27-piece jazz orchestra (Loom/Large), this major work in three parts will be available on double vinyl, CD, and … Read More
New Review for Scott Tixier’s ‘Cosmic Adventure’ on Midwest Record
by Chris Spector, Midwest Record So, you miss the prime days of Jerry Goodman and Jean Luc Ponty? The fiddle and the cosmic in the title might be giveaways, but you do need the proof in the pudding to proceed. Tixier brings such solid proof that Stabler and Benson couldn’t shake his story. A return … Read More