by Dick Metcalf, Improvijazznation Lupa Santiago 4teto + Ed Neumeister – UBUNTU: This is definitely some of the most “full-bodied” jazz I’ve listened to (yet) in 2016! Lupa’s guitar work is magic, weaving in, ’round & through a plethora of horns, percussion and keyboards to give you a most unique experience with both high energy … Read More
Month: October 2016
Award-winning bassist Brandi Disterheft to release fourth album “Blue Canvas”
“She is what we call serious.” -Oscar Peterson “Listening to her is like putting your finger into a naked power-socket.” -Raul da Gama, Wholenote Magazine Justin Time Records is proud to announce the November 4th album release “Blue Canvas” from JUNO-award winner, Brandi Disterheft, who joins forces with hard bop veteran pianist Harold Mabern and … Read More
Matt Ulery’s ‘Festival’ Awarded Four Stars in Downbeat!
Jarrett Cherner’s ‘Expanding Heart’ Receives Four Stars on All About Jazz
by Dan Bilawksy, All About Jazz Forget about “the art of the trio.” It’s undoubtedly a topic worth discussing when you look at this album, and one that automatically comes up when you look at any piano-centric threesome, but it’s a phrase that’s been overused. Instead, let’s talk about the heart of the trio—how it … Read More
An Interview with Matt Ulery on No Treble.
Looming Large: An Interview with Matt Ulery by Kevin Johnson, No Treble Matt Ulery has just released Festival, an ambitious album that features three distinct musical formats. Billed as Ulery’s Loom/Large, the core of the album features his regular Loom quintet bookcased by a jazz orchestra and his “festival” band. While each band brings a … Read More
Ringer of the Week: Scott Tixier’s ‘Cosmic Adventure’
by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Violinist Scott Tixier strikes an ingeniously perfect balance between complexity and simple on this collection of (mostly) originals that are both modern and timeless. He matches his warm violin with a harmonica in the hands of Yvonnick Prene, creating at times a lithe front line and other moments a clever … Read More
Explore “Pensamiento”, the new album from trumpeter Rachel Therrien
Rachel Therrien is proud to present ‘Pensamiento’, her third album as a leader. Originally released in the summer of 2016, the album is now available on iTunes and internationally. Check out a recent write up in Hot House Magazine about her new album here. “Pensamiento” presents a fusion of Colombian rhythms from both Pacific and Atlantic … Read More
Matt Ulery reviewed by Grego Applegate Edwards!
by Gregory Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Music Review Matt Ulery is one of those Chicago jazz presences that I welcome with virtually everything I hear of his, going back to my Cadence days. I may miss a few, but he never fails to interest me on those things I do receive. His latest is a big … Read More
New Release: Leandro Cabral Trio To Release Sophomore Album “Alfa” 11/21
Recorded live at the Alfa Theater, Sao Paulo, BrazilPianist and composer Leandro Cabral is proud to announce the release of “Alfa”, his sophomore album as a leader. On “Alfa”, Cabral presents a unique palette of sound that is both grand and introspective. The album will be released in Brazil on October 21 and internationally on … Read More
Scott Tixier’s ‘Cosmic Adventure’ included in two ‘Best Of’ roundups (Bandcamp Daily & Archaic Pop)
Best of Bandcamp Jazz: September 2016 By Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Daily Nothing in this list is straight-ahead. Of the 18 recommended September releases, not one mirrors the classic jazz sound of the 1960s, but they are part of a lineage. The deep lines of blues and bop are noticeable in these works, their motions graceful and improvised. … Read More