REVIEW: Mike Greenblatt’s Rant ‘N’ Roll Review of Darren Barrett Mr Steiner by The Aquarian Weekly

December 2, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By Mike Greenblatt, The Aquarian Weekly Darren Barrett’s 11th album, The EVI Sessions:  Mr. Steiner (dB Studios), is a tribute of sorts to Nyle Steiner who, in the nineteen-sixties, invented the EVI (electronic valve instrument) and the EWI (electronic wind instrument), popularized by sax man Michael Brecker in the nineteen-seventies and in the soundtracks of … Read More

BEST OF 2019 – Setting Rays of Summer Chosen by East Bay Express

December 2, 2019Features, Press Reel

By Andrew Gilbert, East Bay Express Setting Rays of Summer At its best MPB (musica popular brasileira) is an inordinately gorgeous tradition that’s both deeply rooted and expansively cosmopolitan. It might seem strange that one of the year’s best MPB albums is a Bay Area production, but the extraordinary duo of San Francisco-reared trombonist/vocalist Natalie … Read More

REVIEW: Jim Hynes Reviews Ralph Peterson and the GenNext Big Band’s LISTEN UP for Glide

December 2, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Jazz will continue to thrive for years because of all the educational opportunities for talented young players. Evidence abounds but one needs to look no further than the exciting projects taking place at Boston’s esteemed Berklee School of Music. For Listen Up!, the sophomore release from Ralph Peterson’s Gen-Next Big Band, and … Read More