WRTI Picks Guillermo Nojechowicz & El Eco’s “Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933” as Jazz Album of the Week

February 28, 2018Features, Radio/Podcasts, Reviews

Maureen Malloy, WRTI Jazz Album of the Week: A Latin Jazz-Infused Picture of Life in Buenos Aires in 1933 Week of February 26, 2018. Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933: El Eco With Guillermo Nojechowicz. In his latest album, Argentine-born drummer and composer Guillermo Nojechowicz creates an expansive soundscape inspired by his grandmother’s journey from Warsaw to Buenos Aires … Read More

Jazz Views Reviews Jared Hall’s “Hallways”

February 28, 2018Features, Reviews

Euan Dixon, Jazz Views Here is a fine debut by a young artist whose approach to performance and composition is steeped in the hard-bop tradition but not cowed or subdued by it; an artistic voice connecting the solid precedents of previous generations with the search for a new order of expressiveness and invention. Consequently, being … Read More

The Knockturnal Reviews Emma Frank’s Recent NYC Release Concert at Rockwood Music Hall

February 27, 2018Features, Reviews

Michelle DeLateur, The Knockturnal Emma Frank Celebrates Album Release At Rockwood Music Hall With Ocean Av, Emma Frank floats and never settles, just like New York Two hours before Emma Frank’s show and release party at Rockwood Music Hall, she narrated a Hudson sunset through song. Well, not literally; figuratively, as I streamed her most recent album, Ocean … Read More

Brandee Younger Announces Multiple Spring Dates in NYC

February 26, 2018Special Announcement

Genre-defying Harpist Brandee Younger Announces Multiple Spring Dates in New York New York, New York — Genre-defying harpist Brandee Younger proudly announces multiple New York dates through March and April, 2018. During this string of performances, Brandee will be collaborating with a melting pot of esteemed musicians including Courtney Bryan, Ravi Coltrane, Dezron Douglas, Johnathan … Read More

Chicago Reader Reviews Rob Clearfield’s “Wherever You’re Starting From”

February 24, 2018Features, Reviews

Peter Margasak, Chicago Reader Chicago keyboardist Rob Clearfield forges a jazz-classical hybrid of weightless sophistication Keyboardist Rob Clearfield’s ubiquity on Chicago’s jazz scene says plenty about his talents and adaptability. He’s a musician who can lend sophisticated harmonic support to any setting—I’ve especially admired his simpatico contributions to bassist Matt Ulery’s Loom. While his ardor for … Read More

ArtsJournal Reviews Rob Clearfield’s “Wherever You’re Starting From”

February 22, 2018Features, Reviews

Doug Ramsey, ArtsJournal The Chicago pianist’s low-key approach to solo piano might lead to wool-gathering that would justify the name of his label. But he bolsters the album’s harmonic depth and melodic originality by including Johannes Brahms’ B-flat-minor Intermezzo and John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps.” Every other track on the recording, including Clearfield’s interpretation of the … Read More

Midwest Record Reviews 3 LLP Artists: Arnan Raz (Chains of Stories), Sharel Cassity (Evolve) & Rob Clearfield (Wherever You’re Starting From)

February 21, 2018Features, Reviews

Chris Spector, Midwest Record ARNAN RAZ/Chains of Stories (RABBIT RABBIT RABBIT): A sax led session where the focus is on sounds rather than grooves, these jazzbos tackle this vector nicely. With a nod to Teo Macero, even if this date was created without a lot of editing, it shows what can be done when you … Read More

SoulTracks Reviews Kathy Kosins’ “Uncovered Soul”

February 20, 2018Features, Reviews

Chris Rizik, SoulTracks Singer and songwriter Kathy Kosins has been critical favorite for years. The Detroit native cut her teeth backing the eclectic group Was Not Was back in the day, and used it as a springboard for a career that has won her accolades in both the soul and jazz worlds. Kathy has created something very … Read More