FEATURE: Valentine’s Day Cabaret – Birdland

February 3, 2020Birdland, Features, Press Reel

By Stephen Mosher, BWW It’s The Most Wonderful Time In The Year. Right? Not Christmas — Valentine’s Day. Ok, so not everyone feels that way. There are a lot of people who don’t like Valentine’s Day. Maybe they resent the holiday because they are single, or it’s such a drain on the wallet, or maybe … Read More

FEATURE: Orrin Evans in JAZZIZ

February 3, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Orrin Evans Announces 2020 Touring Schedule: Revered pianist Orrin Evans has announced his 2020 touring schedule, including appearances in Michigan, Philadelphia, Maryland, Chicago, Missouri, New Jersey and Vermont. The tour will feature more collaborations with guitarist Kevin Eubanks (with whom he’ll be releasing Eubanks Evans Experience in September on Imani Records) … Read More

REVIEW: Eric Hofbauer in burning ambulance

February 3, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Todd Manning, burning ambulance Boston-based guitarist/composer Eric Hofbauer combines traditional styles such as blues, Tin Pan Alley and other forms of Americana with a deep knowledge and understanding of the avant-garde to produce a style uniquely his own. He is perhaps best known for several solo albums including his trio of America recordings and … Read More

REVIEW: CJ Shearn on Thana Alexa’s ONA

February 2, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

by CJ Shearn, Jazz Views This review is dedicated to my mother, my best friend, Bonnie Marino Shearn (July 9, 1948-August 9, 2016) Thana Alexa: vocals; ROSA Vocal Group (Nicole Zuraitis, Sophia Rei, Claudia Acuna, Sarah Charles): vocals; Carmen Staaf: piano, keyboards; Jordan Peters: guitar; Matt Brewer: acoustic and electric bass; Antonio Sanchez: drums; with … Read More

Roxy Coss, Dave Liebman, Rachel Therrien and Vince Ector in February 2020 Hot House

February 2, 2020Features, Press Reel

Winning Spins by George Kanzler What’s notable about the two albums here is that both are distinguished by excellent ensemble execution, appealing arrangements, cogent solos and way-above-average originals. They also feature front lines that deviate creatively from the usual quintet arrangement: Sax and guitar on one; two flutes or flute and soprano sax on the … Read More

REVIEW: Andrea Brachfeld: Brazilian Whispers in JazzTimes

February 1, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Phillip Booth, JazzTimes For Brazilian Whispers, veteran flutist Andrea Brachfeld dives deep into the Jobim book, turning out fresh interpretations of familiar gems. Best known for her affiliations with Slide Hampton, Wallace Roney, and Dave Valentin, Brachfeld is joined by her regular working band—longtime collaborator Bill O’Connell on piano and Rhodes, double bassist Harvie … Read More