“Her piano playing is sophisticated and modern while also being connected to the tradition. Her vocals are subtle, quietly expressive and full of insight.” – Scott Yanow Pianist, vocalist and composer Kelly Green is excited to release her new record Volume One with the Kelly Green Trio today! A follow up to her 2017 debut Life … Read More
Donte Gibson, SoulBounce With all the political and civil discord, it almost seems as if the experiment that is America is ready to come apart at the seams. Of course, for those of us for whom this country has never been a safe space, this news is nothing new. In fact, it’s pretty old hat, … Read More
Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Russ Johnson is a cutting-edge trumpeter whose thoughtful approach to music makes him a distinguished composer and instrumentalist. After spending 23 years in New York, Johnson relocated to Chicago, the city that also shelters the remaining members of the Headlands Quartet: pianist/keyboardist Rob Clearfield, bassist Matt Ulery, and drummer Jon Deitemyer. … Read More
Suzanne Lorge, New York City Jazz Record Kelly Green brings a fresh understanding of standards to her sophomore album, Volume One. Green’s facile pianism is the optimal showcase for her fluid, expressive vocals. She will be at Mezzrow (Dec. 5th) to play from the newly launched record.
Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs Blog How would music sound if you were writing to entice your soul to stay put inside your body? That is one thought that inspired Gabriel Zucker, a pianist and composer, when he began working on this piece of art. As a multi-instrumentalist and deep thinker, Zucker has become one … Read More
George Harris, Jazz Weekly I had a chance to catch tenor saxist Daniel Rotem’s concert at the Blue Whale when he made this recording, and judging by the music on this two disc set, I’m really sorry I missed it. Rotem has a gorgeous fog of a tone, evoking images of vintage Ben Webster with … Read More
Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs Blog The first song on Daniel Rotem’s double-disc-album opens like a sunrise. There is something open, spatial and universal about Rotem’s musical approach. You hear it in his music. He’s passionate and his music resonates the beauty of life and living. Special guest, Jeff Parker takes stage center on this … Read More