PREVIEW: Remembering John Abercrombie / The New Yorker

January 17, 2020Birdland, Press Reel

By Steve Futterman, The New Yorker The seventies were knee-deep in influential jazz guitarists; notable among them was John Abercrombie, who died in 2017. To celebrate what would have been the deeply thoughtful and ever-lyrical improviser’s seventy-fifth birthday, a group of past collaborators, including Jack DeJohnette, Dave Liebman, and Mark Feldman as well as such … Read More

REVIEW: Matt Ulery: Delicate Charms / Jazz Journal

January 17, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Fred Grand, Jazz Journal Despite Ulery being based in Chicago, the music of Delicate Charms recalls that very composerly strand of New York jazz from the 1990s which was exemplified by Dave Douglas (New & Used) and Mark Feldman (The Chromatic Persuaders). He borrows liberally from folk and classical musics, and the complementary arts … Read More

REVIEW: Chase Baird Review by The Sydney Morning Herald

January 17, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald A LIFE BETWEEN (Soundsabound) ★★★★ Perhaps it was inevitable that Chase Baird would be a jazz saxophonist, with his first name referencing a Coltrane tune (among others) and his second containing “bird”. But making this second album was not easy, with a little serendipity required before his pieces could … Read More

REVIEW: Matt Herskowitz reviewed by Jazz Weekly

January 17, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Pianist Matt Herskowitz brings melodicism and a modern classical approach to a wide variety of lyrical songs. The melding of jazz and classical works well, with a rich and stately read of “My One And Only Love” and a wondrous “Ballade” as a strong dynamic range is heard on … Read More

REVIEW: Brian Lynch Big Band reviewed by Jazz Journal

January 17, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By John White, Jazz Journal An accomplished hard bop trumpeter and a prolific composer, Brian Lynch is not yet a jazz household name in the UK. Born in Urbana, Illinois, he grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and studied at the Wisconsin Conservatory of Music. He also sat in with local jazz musicians, including pianist Buddy … Read More

Live at Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater: February 2020

January 16, 2020Birdland, Press Releases

Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are pleased to present the schedule for the month of February! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch the iconic Lionel Hampton Big Band Featuring Jason Marsalis, current GRAMMY nominee Catherine Russell, the Birdland debut of AGUAS Trio with Omar Sosa, Yilian Cañizares and Gustavo Ovalles, and iconic vocalist Jane Monheit. … Read More

REVIEW: Skip Wilkin’s Reviewed By the Aquarian

January 15, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Mike Greenlatt, The Aquarian A Night At The Deer Head Inn Someday (Deer Head Records), by father-son team Skip and Dan Wilkins, is a love letter of sorts to the hallowed environs of Pennsylvania’s legendary Deer Head Inn. Built in the eighteen-forties, it’s been operating as a jazz club since the nineteen-fifties. That makes it … Read More