REVIEW: Modern Drummer Reviews Jonathan Barber’s “Vision Ahead”

September 26, 2018Features, Reviews

Ken Micallef, Modern Drummer The debut recording from the top Up & Coming drummer in this year’s Readers Poll isn’t your typical young-gun-goes-for-the-jugular release. Jonathan Barber’s feel is light and propulsive. You can hear it right from the start of “Statement of Vision,” the opening track of Vision Ahead, his debut as a leader. Barber’s burning … Read More

OUT TODAY! Grammy-Award Winning Trumpeter Darren Barrett Releases New Album “But Beautiful”

September 26, 2018New Release, Special Announcement

Grammy-award winning trumpeter, composer and bandleader Darren Barrett is proud to release his long-awaited ballads project Time For Romance: But Beautiful TODAY, September 26th. A follow up to last years’ experimental The Opener (“Jazz’s future may very well sound like this,” said Downbeat Magazine’s Brian Zimmerman), Time For Romance: But Beautiful showcases another side of the … Read More

Jazz Quad (Russia) Reviews Phil Schurger’s “The Waters Above”

September 25, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Впервые приступая к прослушиванию диска, изданного лейблом со столь оригинальным названием, как ears&eyes Records, я предполагал, что и музыку он должен издавать нетривиальную. Что же, в случае с Филом Шаргером эти надежды оправдались. The Waters Above – второй для уроженца Индианы и жителя Чикаго альбом на этом лейбле. Первый, Echoes of … Read More

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Brandee Younger to Join Brooklyn Raga Massive and Makaya McCraven At Mondriaan Jazz Festival, The Netherlands

September 25, 2018Event Announcement, Special Announcement

The Hague, The Netherlands — Innovative harpist Brandee Younger is excited to announce performances at this year’s Mondriaan Festival in The Netherlands, on Saturday, October 13th with both esteemed drummer Makaya McCraven and artist collective Brooklyn Raga Massive. Tickets available here. Brooklyn Raga Massive featuring Dutch trumpeter Eric Vloeimans will take to the Paard Main … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Trumpeter Gil Defay Announces Debut Album “It’s All Love” – Out November 1st, 2018

September 24, 2018New Release, Special Announcement

Trumpeter, composer and arranger Gil Defay is proud to announce the November 1st release of his new album It’s All Love. On this, his debut recording, Gil brings together a whole host of talented musicians including, Ansy Defay on tenor/soprano saxophones and vocals,  Rakiem Walker on alto saxophone, Toku Jazz on flugelhorn, Antonio Peñalva on … Read More

REVIEW: Jazzwise Reviews Jeff Siegel’s “London Live”

September 21, 2018Features, Reviews

Selwyn Harris, Jazzwise The NY-based drummer Jeff Siegel has been a dedicated servant to the jazz cause and with a foot in both the hard bop and mid-1960s Coltrane camps, his sax-led quartet digs in at Soho’s Pizza Express on a set of mostly originals at the end of 2010 European tour.

FEATURE: Bass Player Magazine Shares the News of Evan Salvacion Levine’s New Album “Mestizo”

September 21, 2018Features, Reviews

Bass Player Magazine 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