FEATURE: “What’s New” Off of Ben Wolfe’s ‘Fatherhood’ Featured on Rhythm Planet’s Autumn Serenade

September 30, 2019Features, Press Reel

By: Tom Schnabel, KCRW This week’s music mix ushers in the fall season with songs from France, Lebanon, Jamaica, Estonia, Pakistan, Niger, Brazil, and more. The playlist begins with one of Yves Montand’s versions of “Les Feuilles Mortes,” the French original of what became the popular “Autumn Leaves.” The French version is more somber and nostalgic than the … Read More

FEATURE: Wallace Roney’s ‘Blue Dawn – Blue Nights’ Featured by Jazzit Jazz Magazine

September 30, 2019Features, Press Reel

By: Eugenio Mirti, Jazzit The new album by the Philadelphia trumpeter HighNote announces the release of “Blue Dawn-Blue Nights“, Wallace Roney‘s new album; the trumpeter is accompanied by Emilio Modeste (sax), Oscar Williams II (piano), Paul Cuffari (bass), Kojo Odu Roney (drums), Quitin Zoto (guitar) and Lenny White (drums). The disc contains eight original songs … Read More

INTERVIEW: Wallace Roney Interviewed by Straight No Chaser

September 30, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

For the full audio interview, click here. Wallace Roney has been a significant force on the scene ever since he emerged at Ali’s Alley at the age of sixteen with Philly Joe Jones. Roney has been featured on impressive work with McCoy Tyner, Dizzy Gillespie, Elvin Jones, Chick Corea, and Ornette Coleman. As a member of the Tony Williams Quintet, Wallace … Read More

NEW MUSIC MONDAY: Ben Flocks’ “Shangri-La” Premiered on Jazziz

September 30, 2019Premiere, Press Reel

by Matt Micucci, Jazziz Ben Flocks, “Shangri-La” Saxophonist/composer Ben Flocks has shared the video for his rendition of Robert Maxwell’s “Shangri-La,” featuring images by visual artist Angel Antonio de la Fuente. The track is featured on his latest album, Mask of the Muse, out now via his own label, West Cliff Records. “I chose the melodies … Read More

TOUR: Chicago-based Saxophonist/Composer Greg Ward Embarks on International Tour to Celebrate his Widely-Acclaimed Release Stomping Off From Greenwood

September 29, 2019Press Reel

Chicago-based Saxophonist/Composer Greg Ward Embarks on International Tour to Celebrate his Widely-Acclaimed Release Stomping Off From Greenwood Following the internationally-lauded release of his fourth album, Stomping Off From Greenwood, saxophonist, composer and bandleader Greg Ward is excited to embark on an international tour with his quintet of heavyweight creative Chicago musicians, Rogue Parade featuring Greg … Read More

TRACK PREMIERE: Nextbop Features “Going To Ekateringburg” from Makar Kashitsyn’s Debut Album

September 29, 2019Features, Premiere, Press Reel

Sébastien Hélary, Nextbop Russian saxophonist Makar Kashitsyn left Moscow in 2017 to enroll at the Manhattan School of Music following the advice of jazz veteran Vincent Herring with whom the youngster was taking Skype lessons at the time. Just a year later, Kashitsyn would win first prize at the inaugural International Festival Competition of Saxophonists … Read More

NPR: Catherine Russell On Mountain Stage – Listen!

September 29, 2019Live, Music, Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

Dave Lavender, NPR Listen to Catherine’s live performance here! Making her fifth appearance on Mountain Stage since 2006, Grammy-winning vocalist Catherine Russell treated the audience to songs off her latest album, Alone Together. Russell performed with David Bowie in his last touring band as background vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, and she’s been singing with Steely Dan from … Read More