INTERVIEW: All About Jazz Chats to The Baylor Project!

May 24, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Marcus Baylor’s coalescence of various American music styles into his playing has already secured him a spot in the history of post-modern jazz drummers. In the book, The Jazz Book: From Ragtime to the 21st Century (Chicago Review Press, 2009), authors Joachim-Ernst Berendt and Günther Huesmann cite Baylor as one of an exclusive list of drummers that … Read More

REVIEW: SoulTracks Reviews Vivian Sessoms’ “LIFE II”

May 24, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Howard Dukes, SoulTracks “I Can’t Breathe,” the absolutely stunning lead single from Vivian Sessom’s upcoming album Life II, references the final words said by Eric Garner in 2014 when he was placed in a fatal choke hold while being arrested by police for illegally selling cigarettes. However, the mixture of blues and gospel does not tell the … Read More

OUT TODAY: KENNER’s Debut Album, 8Ball City!

May 23, 2019New Release, Press Releases

Israeli-born keyboardist, producer and composer Kenner is thrilled to release his debut album 8Ball City TODAY!  The album was recorded at Riro Muzik and Black Lodge Studio in Brooklyn, NY and at Gil Feldman’s Studio in Israel.  8Ball City features an array of international musicians including drummers David Frazier Jr., Noam Israeli and Diego Joaquin … Read More

JamBase: Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini Celebrate ‘Setting Rays Of Summer’ in New York City – Show Review!

May 23, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Scott Bernstein, JamBase Trombonist/vocalist Natalie Cressman and guitarist/vocalist Ian Faquini played a gorgeous set of music focused on material from the recently released studio album Setting Rays Of Summer at New York City’s Rockwood Music Hall on Monday night. Cressman and Faquini showed off their versatility and masterful musicianship throughout the performance. Natalie and Faquini played music in various Brazilian styles … Read More