Gregory Applegate Edwards, Gapplegate Music For anyone who loves the baritone sax there is a recent album by the adept B.J. Jansen, his baritone and a most illustrious gathering of hard boppers. It is entitled Common Ground (RoninJazz 20170501). The program consists of originals by Jansen and others, a cornucopia of contemporary bop tunes that open things … Read More
Month: September 2017
The Mercury News Features Rick Vandivier’s “Under One Roof”
Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News In the South Bay, Rick Vandivier has been a steady force as a player and teacher, and he’s never sounded better than on his new album “Under One Roof” (Avatar Productions). A trio session with ace bassist Dan Robbins and drummer Lorca Hart, the album focuses on his melodically inventive original compositions … Read More
Jeff Siegel’s “King of Xhosa” in October’s Modern Drummer Magazine!
by Martin Patmos, Modern Drummer A drummer-led group with a fresh take on a classic sound. Jeff “Siege” Siegel has worked with his quartet for some time, but now, after developing a bond with South African trumpeter Feya Faku, he’s added a fresh dimension. With that beautiful trumpet voice intertwining with sax and a driving … Read More
Guitarist/Composer Dan Bruce’s beta collective Announce the Release of Their Debut Album “Earthshine”
Guitarist/Composer Dan Bruce’s beta collective Announce the Release of Their Debut Album “Earthshine” Due Out October 20th, 2017 Featuring Russ Johnson (Trumpet), Chris Madsen (Tenor Saxophone), Rob Clearfield (Piano/Fender Rhodes), Clark Sommers (Bass) & Jon Deitemyer (Drums) Innovative Chicago-based guitarist and composer Dan Bruce announces the arrival of his newly established sextet beta collective … Read More