REVIEW: Matt Ulery’s Delicate Charms Reviewed by Textura

October 20, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Ron Schepper, Textura As a choice of album title (and band name), Delicate Charms is certainly credible, but perhaps an even better one for double bassist Matt Ulery’s latest would be the title of its third track: “Mellisonant,” whose meaning ‘pleasing to the ear’ succinctly summarizes the experience of listening to the recording. Issued on the … Read More

REVIEW: New Releases by T.K Blue, Kenyatta Beasley, Makar Kashitsyn and Roxy Coss Reviewed by Musical Memoirs

October 19, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs T.K. BLUE – “THE RHYTHMS CONTINUE” JAJA Records Saxophonist T. K. Blue’s new suite is composed and dedicated to the memory of T.K.’s long-time bandleader, mentor and NEA Jazz Master, Dr. Randy Weston. Jazz composer and pianist, Randy Weston, passed away in September of 2018. Not only has T.K. Blue … Read More

REVIEW: Fima Chupakhin’s ‘Water’ Reviewed by Making a Scene

October 19, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Jim Hynes, Making a Scene The Ukraine is in the news often lately as it becomes a central focus in the impeachment proceedings but musically we can all be on the same side welcoming Ukrainian-native, Brooklyn-based pianist Fima Chupakhin who is presenting his first album as leader, Water, accompanied by a group of stellar international … Read More

PHOTO FLASH: Broadwayworld Recaps John Minnock’s 54 Below Performance

October 18, 2019Features, Press Reel

On Friday, September 20th, fan-favorite jazz vocalist John Minnock presented an encore performance at Feinstein’s/54 Below. Once again, Minnock was joined by NEA Jazz Master saxophonist Dave Liebman and his stellar band consisting of pianist Enrique Haneine, bassist Carlos Mena and drummer Pablo Eluchans. Feinstein’s/54 Below was filled to the brim with an attentive and … Read More

REVIEW: Chris Madsen’s ‘Bonfire’ Reviewed by Making a Scene

October 18, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Jim Hynes, Making a Scene Saxophonist and band leader Chris Madsen leads his Chicago-based quartet on Bonfire, and album of eight originals, stretching nearly an hour. These compositions have been a long time in the making but allow for plenty of improvisation and interplay. Befitting the album title, there are plenty of moments when the … Read More

REVIEW: Curtis Nowosad’s New Self-Titled Release Reviewed by Jazz Journal

October 17, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Barry Witherden, Jazz Journal Canadian-born but based in Harlem since 2013, Curtis has played in the bands of Philip Harper, Craig Harris, Braxton Cook and Marc Cary. He has released two well-received previous albums under his own leadership, The Skeptic & The Cynic and the award-winning Dialectics, both recorded in his home-town, Winnipeg. The former album consisted … Read More