NEW RELEASE: Andrea Brachfeld’s ‘Brazilian Whispers’ to be Released on January 17th on Origin Records

November 18, 2019Press Reel, Press Releases

  Critically Acclaimed flutist Andrea Brachfeld Announces her Debut Release for Origin Records, Brazilian Whispers, out on January 17th.   “… Her marvelous tone and technique are astonishing… She is definitely among those who deserves recognition not only among her peers, but the public in general.” – Hubert Laws “One of the most important voices … Read More

REVIEW: A Catchy New Album and an Uptown Show by Cutting Edge Jazz Harpist Brandee Younger by New York Music Daily

November 16, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By delarue, New York Music Daily  Brandee Younger has already made a lot of waves as a rarity in the jazz world, a concert harpist. Even with amplification, it’s hard to hear that instrument’s pointillistic (most would probably say celestial) tones over drums, piano or blazing brass. That undoubtedly explains why, beyond Dorothy Ashby and … Read More

INTERVIEW: Willard Jenkins Talks to T.K. Blue

November 16, 2019Features, Interviews, Press Reel

by Willard Jenkins, Open Sky The joyous alto and saxophone and flute sound of T.K. Blue (aka Talib Kibwe) has been part of my consciousness for many moons. Before we even met his sound was a subliminal presence. The first time I actually encountered his passionate horns was an 80s era duo performance with Randy Weston at Sweet … Read More

NEXTBOP: Brian Lynch Interviewed by Sebastien Helary

November 15, 2019Features, Interviews, Press Reel

by Sebastien Helary, Nextbop At the very end of August, Grammy award winning trumpeter Brian Lynch announced the impromptu release of his latest creation, The Omni-American Book Club, a big band album inspired by over 18 works of literature, including volumes by W.E.B. DuBois, Ralph Ellison, Isabel Wilkerson, Ta-Nehisi Coates, David Levering Lewis, Eric Hobsbawm, Nell … Read More

FEATURE: Rock & Roll Globe Features Brandee Younger

November 15, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Ron Hart, Rock & Roll Globe Soul Awakening, the fourth leader LP from Hempstead, NY harpist Brandee Younger, is a revelation in creative jazz and arguably the best album the genre had to offer in 2019. Working with producer/bassist Dezron Douglas, the pair balance soulful and spiritual with perfect physics in collaboration with a core … Read More

ALL ABOUT JAZZ: Eric Hofbauer and Dylan Jack’s “Remains of Echoes” Reviewed

November 14, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Troy Dostert, All About Jazz Four stars! Always attuned to unusual choices that keep his listeners guessing, guitarist Eric Hofbauer knows no bounds when it comes to his repertoire. One is as likely to hear a Cyndi Lauper or Nirvana cover as something by Thelonious Monk or Charlie Parker. And his stylistic approach on the guitar is similarly idiosyncratic, … Read More

FEATURE: Ralph Peterson in The Philadelphia Tribune

November 14, 2019Features, Press Reel

By Rita Charleston, The Philadephia Tribune “Whatever you want to call it, it’s Black music,” says renowned drummer Ralph Peterson describing his feelings about jazz. “But it belongs to the world now, and all people of all races and creeds and colors play it. Nevertheless it remains an African-American music form.” And he should know. … Read More