Matt Ulery’s Woolgathering Records To Release Three Albums on October 16th

August 30, 2018Special Announcement

Matt Ulery’s Woolgathering Records To Release Three Albums on October 16th Matt Ulery: Sifting Stars Russ Johnson: Headlands Tim Haldeman: Open Water As A Child Chicago, IL — Woolgathering Records, directed by bassist/composer, Matt Ulery, is an independent label and direct-to-artist web store committed to releasing new, original art music.  The sounds from Woolgathering are … Read More

REVIEW: Russia’s Jazz Quad Reviews Kris Adams’ “We Should Have Danced”

August 30, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Колледж Беркли – знаменитая на весь мир кузница джазовых кадров. Они встретились здесь в 1981 году, а через шесть лет поженились. Он был профессором, руководил программой по развитию музыкального слуха у студентов, считался прекрасным педагогом. Кроме того он сочинял музыку и стихи, делал аранжировки, играл на фортепьяно, пел. А еще он … Read More

REVIEW: Meg Okura’s “NPO Trio – Live at The Stone” Receives a 4 Star Review from Audiophile Audition

August 30, 2018Features, Reviews

Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition NPO Trio – Live at the Stone – Chant Records, 64:53 [3/15/18] ****: (Jean-Michel Pilc – piano; Meg Okura – violin, electric violin; Sam Newsome – soprano saxophone) There’s an opening moment on the NPO Trio’s 64-minute record, Live at the Stone, when it sounds like a classical trio is warming up. … Read More

Darren Barrett Marries Classic Ballads with Modern Sound Design on new album “Time For Romance: But Beautiful”, out 9.26

August 29, 2018Special Announcement

Darren Barrett Marries Classic Ballads with Modern Sound Design on new album Time For Romance: But Beautiful Due out September 26, 2018, db Studios Grammy-award winning trumpeter, composer and bandleader Darren Barrett is proud to announce the September 26 release of his long-awaited ballads project Time For Romance: But Beautiful. A follow up to last … Read More

FEATURE: Hot House Features Kris Adams’ Upcoming Release Show at Cornelia Street Café, NYC

August 27, 2018Features, Reviews

Stephanie Johnson, Hot House KRIS ADAMS CORNELIA STREET UNDERGROUND / SEPTEMBER 4 Interpreting lyrics with vulnerability and the same deliberate articulation she uses to render harmony and feel, Kris Adams invites listeners on a deeply personal journey. The vocalist, lyricist and educator loves every note she delivers, She has performed and collaborated with a number … Read More

REVIEW: Stereogum Reviews Charles Pillow’s “Electric Miles”

August 25, 2018Features, Reviews

Phil Freeman, Stereogum Plenty of people have interpreted tunes from Miles Davis’s “electric period” (meaning his music from 1969-75; he continued to work with electric bands when he returned in 1981, and until his death) in the past, but they usually do it in a manner that sticks pretty close to the original. Conductor and … Read More

REVIEW: Songlines Reviews Itai Kriss’ “Telavana”

August 25, 2018Features, Reviews

Nigel Williamson, Songlines An Israeli flautist catches the salsa bug in New York The flautist Itai Kriss grew up in Israel, where he absorbed an array of musical traditions from Morocco to the Balkans, and from Egypt to Russia. Fifteen years ago, he moved to New York in pursuit of a childhood dream to study … Read More

REVIEW: Latin Jazz Network Reviews Itai Kriss’ “Telavana”

August 24, 2018Features, Reviews

Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network Itai Kriss together with Hadar Noiberg is one of New York’s worst-kept secrets. Both flutists wear their Middle Eastern heritage just as well as they blend into the New York contemporary music scene. Of the two Mr Kriss leans more towards the traditional antecedents of his music using ululating … Read More