Stereogum Features BJ Jansen’s “Common Ground”

June 23, 2017Features, Reviews

Phil Freeman, Stereogum Baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen has assembled a ferocious band on his tenth album. He’s got Duane Eubanks on trumpet, Delfeayo Marsalis on trombone, Zaccai Curtis on piano, Dezron Douglas on bass, and Ralph Peterson on drums. These are guys who are serious about pushing the hard bop language into the 21st century … Read More

Jazz Quad Reviews Dave Liebman & Joe Lovano’s “Compassion: The Music of John Coltrane”

June 21, 2017Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad В принципе, обложка альбома уже дает достаточно информации о его фабуле: мы видим на ней трех саксофонистов. Двое выдающихся джазовых саксофонистов современности (это не «красное словцо» от автора этих строк, а просто констатация факта – в любых опросах любых изданий и организаций уже много лет подряд Джо Ловано по классу тенор-саксофона … Read More

Cadence Magazine Reviews Four LLP Titles

June 19, 2017Reviews

by Robert Rusch, Cadence Magazine B.J. JANSEN [bari] presents a bop date that goes down smoothly on COMMON GROUND [Ronin Jazz 20170501]. This sextet [Delfeayo Marsalis-tbn, Duane Eubanks-tpt. Ralph Peterson-drm, Dezron Douglas-b, Zaccai Curtis-p] recording moves along nicely [8/9&10/16]. The compositions [9 tunes plus 3 alternate takes – 64:42] are mostly Jansen originals and the … Read More features Q&A with The Baylor Project

June 19, 2017Features

Q&A With Husband & Wife Duo, The Baylor Project by TJ Armour,  The Baylor Project is an innovative collaboration that merges the talents and creativity of dynamic husband and wife duo, Marcus and Jean Baylor. Already established and well-respected within the music community individually(Jean as half of platinum selling R&B duo, Zhane’, and Marcus … Read More

Bird is the Worm reviews Jeff Siegel’s “King of Xhosa”

June 17, 2017Reviews

by Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm Jeff “Siege” Siegel Quartet – King of Xhosa (Self-Produced) This collaboration between drummer Jeff Siegel and trumpeter Feya Faku is at its best when it digs into some spiritual jazz.  Things get plenty evocative and there’s a deft balance between intensity and joyfulness.  Nothing wrong with the tracks … Read More