OUT TODAY: Smokin’ Sleddog Records Presents Ellen Rowe’s “Momentum – Portraits of Women in Motion”

January 28, 2019New Release, Press Releases

Smokin’ Sleddog Records is proud to release Momentum – Portraits of Women In Motion, the new album from accomplished educator, composer and pianist Ellen Rowe. Momentum – Portraits of Women In Motion brings together an ensemble of nationally-lauded female jazz artists including Rowe on piano alongside saxophonists Tia Fuller, Virginia Mayhew and Lisa Parrott, clarinetist Janelle Reichmanon, … Read More

REVIEW: The Aquarian Weekly Reviews Gabriel Zucker’s “Weighting”

January 24, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, The Aquarian Weekly As the last of the 2018 CDs dribble forth from my speakers, I would be remiss for letting mere deadlines prevent me from mentioning more of last year’s gems. Weighting (ESP-Disk)—the fourth studio CD by pianist/composer Gabriel Zucker — has drummer Tyshawn Sorey, trumpeter Adam O’Farrill and saxophonist Eric Trudel. It’s a mighty effort … Read More

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: Ralph Peterson’s Messenger Legacy Prepares for New Spring Release with Extensive International Tour!

January 23, 2019Press Releases, Special Announcement

Following the successful double release of I Remember Bu: Alive Vol. 4 with The Gen-Next Big Band and Inward Venture with Aggregate Prime, iconic drummer, bandleader and Berklee professor Ralph Peterson Jr. is now thrilled to continue his restless touring schedule with the Messenger Legacy ensemble. Due to release a new album on May 20th, … Read More

THE PLAYLIST: The New York Times Features Greg Ward & Rogue Parade’s “The Contender”

January 21, 2019Features, Press Reel

Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times Greg Ward and Rogue Parade, ‘The Contender’ The alto saxophonist Greg Ward’s new album, “Stomping Off From Greenwood,” has the rusted, resonant sound of so much beat-driven jazz coming from Chicago natives today (Jeff Parker, Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill). But its instrumentation — alto sax, two guitars, bass, drums … Read More