O’s Place Reviews El Eco’s “Puerto de Buenos Aires 1933”

February 20, 2018Features, Reviews

D. Oscar Groomes, O’s Place Jazz Newsletter O’s Notes: Argentinean drummer Guillermo Nojechowicz puts together a fine ensemble including pianist Helio Alves, bassist Fernando Huergo and saxophonist Marco Pignataro. Vocalist Kim Nazarian breathes mystical romance into the music notably on “I Loved You Too” and ”Milonga Para Los Niños” featuring Roberto Cassan on accordion. Guest … Read More

Emma Frank Featured in the Arts Fuse

February 20, 2018Features

By Jon Garelick, The Arts Fuse Emma Frank is one of those singer-songwriters who lean the jazz way (think: Becca Stevens, Joanna Wallfisch, and, you know, Joni Mitchell). Her new album, Ocean Av (released February 16), includes jazz heavies Aaron Parks (piano) and Jim Black (drums) as well as bassist Rick Rosato and guitarist Frank Rousseau. The album … Read More

German Publication Sonic Soul Reviews Emma Frank’s Single “Best Friend”

February 19, 2018Features, Reviews

Jorge Schmitt, Sonic Soul Zart-Musik. Mit mild-bitterem Unterton. Ganz fein sortierte Klang-Welt. Singer-Songwriter-Jazz-Folk. Oder auch nicht. Emma Frank erzählt ihre Geschichte mit klarer Stimme, Aaron Parks lässt ein paar Töne dazu aus seinem Rhodes ent-perlen, während Bass und Schlagzeug fast schon unmerklich begleiten. Und „Best Friend“ unvermittelt in ein gesteigertes Tempo entführen, dass um uns herum … Read More

La Presse Reviews Emma Frank’s “Ocean Av”

February 19, 2018Features, Reviews

Alain Brunet, La Presse Depuis ses débuts dans les souterrains du jazz montréalais, Emma Frank a répandu le sable fin de sa voix, imposé un phrasé qui lui est propre, suggéré des lignes mélodiques claires qui se gazéifient magnifiquement, aménagé des paysages psych folk rehaussés d’harmonies et rythmes propres au jazz contemporain. L’équipe d’Emma Frank … Read More

Vocalist Keri Johnsrud and Pianist/Arranger Kevin Bales Announce the Release of “Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers”

February 16, 2018Special Announcement

Featuring Billy Thornton (Bass) & Marlon Patton (Drums) Due Out March 20, Fred Rogers’ Birthday! Chicago-based vocalist Keri Johnsrud and GRAMMY nominated pianist Kevin Bales have come together once again for the March 20th release of Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred Rogers. With the help of an esteemed rhythm section featuring Billy Thornton … Read More

All About Jazz Reviews Lupa Santiago & Anders Vestergård’s “Inside Turnabout”

February 15, 2018Features, Reviews

Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz On their second collaboration, following 2015’s Lisbon Sessions , Brazilian guitarist Lupa Santiago and Swedish drummer Anders Vestergård team up with a different set of sidemen, featuring, among others, Lupa’s longtime collaborator and fellow countryman Rodrigo Ursaia on sax. Inside Turnabout features compositions by the three above mentioned protagonists and sees these seamlessly combining Latin rhythms … Read More

VIDEO PREMIERE: NextBop Premiere’s Emma Frank’s “Best Friend”

February 13, 2018Features, Premiere, Reviews

Sébastien Hélary, NextBop Vocalist Emma Frank brings genuine peacefulness and transparent honesty to everything she touches including her newest opus, Ocean Av, slated for a February 16th release on Brooklyn-based Susan Records. Joining Frank on her third studio album are pianist Aaron Parks, drummer Jim Black, bassist Rick Rosato and guitarist Franky Rousseau with guest appearances … Read More