Midwest Record Reviews Flavio Silva’s “Break Free”

May 21, 2018Features, Reviews

Chris Spector, Midwest Record A guitar man that knows how to surround himself with jazzbos that know what to do, he doesn’t have to hit each lick every time out when there are others that have so much to add to the whole. Playing like an ensemble with telepathy, this is a solid, forward thinking … Read More

Doing Jazz Interviews Meg Okura

May 21, 2018Radio/Podcasts

Lorens Chuno, Doing Jazz Podcast MEG OKURA is a distinguished violinist/composer who has been decorated with several awards. Her latest album, Ima Ima, is a collection of well thought out and very well executed compositions that stem out of her role as a mother. Join Meg and Lorens as she talks about composing, motherhood, David … Read More

Bass Player Magazine Features Adi Meyerson’s Forthcoming Debut Release “Where We Stand”

May 15, 2018Features, Reviews

Jon D’Auria, Bass Player Magazine Bassist and composer Adi Meyerson is proud to announce the June 5threlease of her debut album Where We Stand. Alongside the distinct stylings of special guest vocalist and guitarist Camila Meza, Where We Stand features stalwart tenor saxophonist Joel Frahm, trumpeter Freddie Hendrix, pianist Mike King and drummer Kush Abadey. Where We Stand, signified by the title track, and as a whole, represents times of … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews Don Braden’s “Earth Wind and Wonder”

May 14, 2018Features, Reviews

George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Other artists have tapped into the Motown/R&B songbook, but Don Braden does it most successfully here, focusing on the songs of Earth Wind and Fire along with Stevie Wonder. He alternates quartets between Brandon McCune-Art Hirahara/p, Kenny Davis-Joris Teepe/b and Cecil Brooks III-Jeremy Warren/dr with percussionist Kahlil Kwame Bell added … Read More

WBGO’s Take Five Features Jonathan Barber’s “Vision Ahead”

May 14, 2018Features, Reviews

Nate Chinen, WBGO There’s a good chance you’ve heard Jonathan Barber in groups led by Jeremy Pelt, J.D. Allen or Christian Sands. His focused fire and dynamism recently led to his recognition as “Best Up & Coming Drummer” in the 2018 Modern Drummer Readers Poll. Now comes Vision Ahead, which he just released on his own label — a debut … Read More