FEATURE: Track by Track: Darren Barrett, “Mr. Steiner” by JAZZIZ

November 27, 2019Features, Press Reel

By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Trumpeter/composer/multi-instrumentalist Darren Barrett released his new album, Mr. Steiner, on November 8 via his label, dB Studios. This nine-track collection finds Barrett exploring the innovations of studio musician/electronic musical instrument inventor Nyle Steiner who, among other things, invented brass-style electronic synthesizers in the ’60s and ’70s known as Electronic Valve Instrument … Read More

FEATURE: Wallace Roney “La Trompeta Heredada de Miles Davis”

November 26, 2019Features, Press Reel

By Willy Lopéz, Cultura Overdose Verdadero, cierto, efectivo, acendrado, fiel, verídico, limpio, puro, genuino, indiscutible y autentico. Así es el jazz de Wallace Roney. Así lo define él, media sonrisa, mirada a su trompeta, coge aire y bum…una tonelada de voz rasgada y profunda sella un fraseo a loMiles Davis…TRUE. Un eco en los camerinos … Read More

REVIEW: Svetlana & Sumitra Reviewed By Jazz Weekly

November 25, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Various environs and locations are evoked by these songstresses Svetlana Shmulyian has been described as “Astrud Gilberto in New York via Moscow” by my childhood friend Guy Eckstine, and that’s a clever way of reading this lady’s wide range of talents. Here, she brings an A list of artists … Read More

UGLY BEAUTY: Santiago Bosch’s “Galactic Warrior” in November Stereogum Roundup

November 22, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Phil Freeman, Stereogum  Santiago Bosch, Galactic Warrior (Independent/Self-Released) Venezuelan keyboardist Santiago Bosch’s second album as a leader is a soundtrack to a nonexistent video game. The music is entirely composed, though it has the freedom of improvisation at times. The ensemble includes Bosch on piano, Fender Rhodes, and synths; Tucker Antell and George Garzone on tenor … Read More

JAZZTIMES: Review of T.K. Blue’s “The Rhythms Continue”

November 22, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by J.D. Considine, JazzTimes o say that Randy Weston was underappreciated is not the same as saying he wasn’t appreciated; instead, it’s to acknowledge that the honors he received, which include being named a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master, never quite matched the enormity of his achievements in connecting jazz to its African roots. The Rhythms … Read More