REVIEW: Musical Memoirs Reviews Jeff Coffin/Dave Liebman’s New Album “On The Corner Live! The Music of Miles Davis”

February 28, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

DeeDee McNeil, Musical Memoirs David Liebman, tenor & soprano saxophone/flute; Jeff Coffin, tenor/soprano/electric saxophone/flute/clarinet; Victor Wooten, electric bass; Chester Thompson, drums; Chris Walters, keyboards; James DaSilva, guitar. Growing up in Detroit, Michigan, as a teenager I was absolutely fascinated by Miles Davis and captivated by his “Sketches in Spain” album and his iconic, recorded masterpiece, … Read More

REVIEW:Scott Petito’s “Rainbow Gravity” reviewed by Chronogram

February 27, 2019Press Reel, Reviews, Uncategorized

Seth Rogovoy, Chronogram Bassist Scott Petito humbly credits this effort to an all-star ensemble of renowned individual musicians—including keyboardists David Sancious and Rachel Z, drummer Omar Hakim, guitarist David Spinozza, and vibraphonist Mike Mainieri—and, indeed, Rainbow Gravity is a group effort, and a startling one considering how most of the band members are leaders in … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Michael Eaton’s “DIALOGICAL” due out 5/3/19 on Destiny Records

February 25, 2019New Release, Press Reel, Press Releases

Saxophonist & Composer Michael Eaton Presents an Interplay of Jazz, Minimalism and World Music on New Album, Dialogical Due Out May 3, 2019 On Destiny Records Destiny Records is proud to announce the May 3rd release of Dialogical, the new album from saxophonist and composer, Michael Eaton. This twelve-track collection of originals is Eaton’s sophomore … Read More

Stereogum Features Brent Birckhead’s BIRCKHEAD in February Roundup

February 25, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Phil Freeman, Stereogum Saxophonist Brent Birckhead, a sometime member of Lauryn Hill’s touring band, makes his debut as a leader here, backed by pianist Mark Meadows, bassist Romeir Mendez, and drummer Caroll Dashiell III, with guest appearances from guitarist Samir Moulay and trombonist Corey Wallace. Birckhead is a soulful, R&B-style saxophonist with a smooth … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Chiara Izzi & Kevin Hays Release “Across the Sea” TODAY on Jando Music and Via Veneto Jazz

February 22, 2019New Release, Press Reel, Press Releases

Jando Music and Via Veneto Jazz is proud to announce the release of Across the Sea, the new collaborative album from award winning singer-songwriter Chiara Izzi and internationally acclaimed pianist and vocalist Kevin Hays. Across the Seais brought to fruition by bassist and French hornist Rob Jost and drummer Greg Joseph, in the company of very special guests, Chris Potter on saxophone, Grégoire Maret on harmonica, Omer Avital on oud, Nir Felder on guitar … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Revive Music Presents Brent Birckhead’s BIRCKHEAD, OUT TODAY

February 22, 2019New Release, Press Reel, Press Releases

“On his impressive debut album, “Birckhead,” his R&B sojourns and his straight-ahead jazz background come to bear, resulting in a sound that skates the divide between svelte swagger and cutting passion. The record finds the young bandleader meditating on romance, personal growth and the travails of his native Baltimore.” GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO, NEW YORK TIMES “His … Read More