REVIEW: Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s “Anniversary” Gets a 4 Star Review from All About Jazz

July 25, 2018Features, Reviews

Mark Sullivan, All About Jazz The 13-piece all-star salsa big band Spanish Harlem Orchestra celebrates their 15-year anniversary in grand style with Anniversary, their sixth studio album. Champions of salsa dura (“hard salsa”), this is a band whose technical skill is matched only by their consistent high energy. They have three lead vocalists, so the chorus singing is … Read More

RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENT: Bassist & Composer Evan Salvacion Levine Announces New Album “Mestizo” – Out October 5th

July 23, 2018Event Announcement, Special Announcement

Shifting Paradigm Records is proud to announce the October 5th release of Mestizo, the new album from bassist and composer Evan Salvacion Levine. Mestizo, Levine’s sophomore release as a leader, debuts his new trio project, which features Matt Gold on guitar and Andrew Green on drums. This seven-track collection of originals – each penned by … Read More

REVIEW: Italy’s SUONO Reviews Adison Evans’ “Meridian”

July 23, 2018Features, Reviews

Daniele Camerlengo, SUONO Un altalenante dedalo di geometrie, vallate e dolci pendici, spazi dove rasserenare lo spirito ed oblare le conseguenze della frenesia del mondo contemporaneo. Parliamo del piccolo borgo toscano di Asciano e del suo circondario meraviglioso, visitato e mai dimenticato dalla sassofonista Adison Evans tant’è che ne ha tratto ispirazione per Meridian, il suo ultimo … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz History Online Reviews Keri Johnsrud & Kevin Bales’ “Beyond the Neighborhood – The Music of Fred Rogers”

July 20, 2018Features, Reviews

Thomas Cunniffe, Jazz History Online With a highly acclaimed documentary now playing in theaters, and several noteworthy television retrospectives in broadcast rotation, the world is re-discovering the work of Mister (Fred) Rogers. Since the gentle friend of children passed away in 2003, several recordings have attempted to place Rogers’ original songs into an adult context. I can’t say … Read More

REVIEW: All About Jazz Reviews Gregory Generet & Richard Johnson’s “2 Of A Kind”

July 19, 2018Features, Reviews

C. Michael Bailey, All About Jazz 2 of a Kind is a wholly organic jazz recording. Vocalist Gregory Generet and pianist Richard Johnson(notable for his past membership in the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis’ septet) join forces on a potent collection of original compositions and standards, split half and half. The arrangements for all are progressive and … Read More

INTERVIEW: Doing Jazz Podcast Interviews Adi Meyerson

July 19, 2018Interviews, Radio/Podcasts

Lorens Chuno, Doing Jazz Podcast On her new album, Where We Stand, bassist and composer, ADI MEYERSON presents a classic yet personal interpretation of her original compositions. Join Adi and Lorens as she talks about Nina Simone, Rice and Beans, Israel, and other unrelated but musical themes. (music credit: ‘Where We Stand’, ‘Eunice’, ‘TNT’, ‘Rice … Read More