PREMIERE: NextBop Features Chase Baird’s “Ripcord”

July 19, 2019Premiere, Press Reel

by Sebastien Helary, NextBop Saxophonist Chase Baird’s career has been flourishing rapidly as of late. Drafted in drummer Antonio Sanchez’s Migration group which released the critically-acclaimed Lines In The Sand last year on CAM Jazz, the young Juilliard graduate also co-leads the band Venture, alongside drummer Mike Clark, vibraphonist Mark Sherman and electric bassist Felix Pastorius, with … Read More

REVIEW: JazzTimes Reviews Brandee Younger’s “Soul Awakening”

July 18, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Dan Bilawsky, JazzTimes Toying with the timeline of her own output, harpist Brandee Younger delivers a collection of music whose completion predates the realization and release of her two previous albums—2014’s Live at The Breeding Ground and 2016’s Wax & Wane. Basically in line with what appeared on those complementary recordings, Soul Awakening still manages to stand out by … Read More

REVIEW: “Wonderment” Reviewed by Suono Magazine

July 17, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Daniele Camerlengo, SUONO Perseverare verso l’attrazione dell’ignoto che rende vivi i primigeni movimenti di suono a cui ogni musicista che si rispetti offre residenza. Un lungo e solitario cammino musicale che caratterizza la distanza tra l’esercizio immobile e l’emergenza dell’artista di comunicare con schiettezza la propria originalità di pensiero. Dinamiche di lotta creativa che … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Vocalist/Pianist Sumitra Joined by Brian Blade & Carlitos del Puerto on Her New Album BITTERSWEET, out 9/13

July 17, 2019New Release, Press Releases

Vocalist/Pianist Sumitra Returns with Bittersweet, Her Deeply Personal New Album with Carlitos del Puerto and Brian Blade, out September 13th Vocalist and pianist Sumitra is thrilled to announce the September 13th release of Bittersweet, her fourth album as a leader. Joined by master bassist Carlitos del Puerto and iconic drummer Brian Blade, Sumitra reveals herself … Read More

REVIEW: Musical Memoirs Reviews New Releases from Aaron Whitby, Ulery/Brock/Deitemyer and Hetko/Siegel/Syracuse!

July 17, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs   NICK HETKO, RICH SYRACUSE, JEFF “SIEGE” SIEGEL – “WHEN YOU WERE THERE” Artist’s Recording Collective Nick Hetko, piano/composer; Rich Syracuse, bass/composer; Jeff ‘Siege’ Siegel, drums/composer. This production offers a strong, unified, jazz trio of technically astute musicians who are also composers. Opening with the Rich Syracuse composition titled, “Sleeper” … Read More