REVIEW: Ben Wolfe’s ‘Fatherhood’ Reviewed by Chicago Jazz Magazine

September 6, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Hrayr Attarian, Chicago Jazz Magazine With the captivating Fatherhood, bassist Ben Wolfe pays homage to his late father, Dan. The nine originals and one standard that comprise the album are, however, far from elegiac. They are intimate—sometimes with hints of melancholy—and mostly celebratory and energetic. The overall record is imbued with a vibrant creativity. … Read More

THE WEEK IN JAZZ: Jazziz includes ‘Zoo’, the forthcoming release from Evgeny Sivtzov!

September 6, 2019Features, Press Reel, Reviews

Matt Micucci, Jazziz New Evgeny Sivtsov Album Out Soon: Evgeny Sivtsov will release his trio record Zoo on October 11 via Rainy Day Records. The album features the Russian-born pianist/composer alongside bassist Chmielinski and drummer Shawn Baltazor. Recorded in 2017, towards the end of Sivtsov’s nine-year residence in New York Cty, Zoo is comprised of six original compositions that … Read More

REVIEW: Latino Music Cafe Reviews Oscar Hernandez’s ‘Love the Moment’

September 5, 2019Uncategorized

by Hector Aviles, Latino Music Cafe Multi-Grammy winning pianist and bandleader Oscar Hernandez returns with the second recording of his Alma Libre Latin Jazz sextet titled “Love the Moment”. Alma Libre’s Latin Jazz Matures I find that the cohesiveness amongst the members of a band is especially important in Jazz. In “Love the Moment” I can hear a more mature … Read More

PREMIERE: NextBop Premieres Emma Frank’s “Come Back”

September 5, 2019Premiere, Press Reel

by Sebastien Helary, NextBop Stream Vocalist Emma Frank’s Cover of Aaron Park’s “Lilac” From Her New Album ‘Come Back’ (Premiere)   Vocalist Emma Frank has made the move to Montreal-based label Justin Time with her fourth album, Come Back, scheduled for a September 6th release. The record sees Frank deepening her musical relationship with pianist Aaron … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Journal Reviews Aaron Whitby’s ‘Cousin from Another Planet’

September 5, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Thomas Fletcher, Jazz Journal Commonly known for supporting artists such as Natalie Cole, George Clinton and Randy Brecker, London-born but Brooklyn-based Aaron Whitby has released his debut album as a bandleader, Cousin From Another Planet. This album delivers a variety of styles consolidated into an impressive compositional display, featuring genres from Whitby’s musical journey which … Read More

REVIEW: Jazziz Reviews Curtis Nowosad’s New Self-titled Album!

September 5, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Jonathan Widran, Jazziz With the release of his self-titled third album, Canadian-born drummer-composer Curtis Nowosad has more on his mind than showcasing the crackling chemistry, deep emotional sensitivity and wild funk of his groove-intensive NYC-based ensemble. His five originals, along with re-imaginings of conceptually connected, culturally relevant pieces by Gil Scott-Heron, Skip James and Nina … Read More

REVIEW: Jazziz Reviews Ralph Peterson and The Messenger Legacy!

September 4, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Sascha Feinstein, Jazziz This two-CD tribute to Art Blakey, recorded live over two nights in 2018 at the Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme, Connecticut, does justice to its honoree’s high standards. Ralph Peterson, the last drummer to perform side-by-side with his mentor, united five alums of Blakey’s Jazz Messengers: tenor saxophonist Billy Pierce, … Read More

Saint Petersburg Music Label Rainy Days Records Strives to Showcase Russian Jazz Musicians to the United States and Beyond

September 4, 2019Press Releases

Saint Petersburg Music Label Rainy Days Records Strives to Showcase Russian Jazz Musicians to the United States and Beyond Rainy Days Records is a Saint Petersburg-based record label that is changing the global perception of modern Russian music in the global music landscape.   Founded in 2018, the label has released eight albums that demonstrate … Read More