Jazz Quad Reviews Sam Javitch Quartet’s “People and Places”

March 30, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad While the most important soloist in Javitch’s ensemble is certainly Perry, the leader himself [Javitch] performs many bright solos. I would especially like to mention the work of the rhythm section.  In addition to Adrian and Matt’s supportive roles, Javitch provided them with the opportunity to actively interact and improvise. Particularly … Read More

Jazz Weekly Features Arnan Raz’ “Chains of Stories”

March 29, 2018Features, Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Sounds that are up to the moment with a nod to tradition… Tenor saxist Arnan Raz brings together a lithe team of Eyal Hai/as, Daniel Meron/p, Tamir Shmerling/b and Dani Danor/dr for a collection of lyrical originals. Both Raz and Hai have vintage Old School warm tones, and they meld … Read More

Keri Johnsrud & Kevin Bales Perform on Chicago’s WTTW

March 27, 2018Features, Reviews

Marc Vitali, WTTW Tuesday would have been the 90th birthday of Fred Rogers, the beloved TV personality, educator, ordained minister and composer. Most of the iconic songs from “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” were written by Rogers, who had a lifelong love of music. Tuesday is also the release date of the recording “Beyond the Neighborhood: The Music … Read More