by Richard Kamins, Step Tempest The Chicago Yestet, the brainchild of trombonist and composer Joel Adams, a veteran of the Woody Herman Orchestra as well as the Chicago music scene, is a unique large ensemble. The band, in existence for a dozen years, includes three saxophones, two trumpets, two trombones, guitar, bass, drums, a vocalist plus a … Read More
Jazz & Latin-Jazz Vocalist Lauren Henderson Announces her Sixth Collaboration with Sullivan Fortner: The Songbook Session Due out April 24, 2020 on Brontosaurus Records Vocalist, arranger and musical impresario Lauren Henderson is proud to announce the April 24th release of her new album – and sixth musical alliance with pianist Sullivan Fortner – The Songbook … Read More
By Wulf Mueller, Wulf’s Music + Blog It seems while at home many people use their social networks more than usual and therefore a lot of challenges have popped up – I did the photo one charting my life in 9 pictures, but some of the others I can’t do. How can someone who goes … Read More
By Wulf Mueller, Wulf’s Music + Blog – singer/song writer McKelle digs for her new album into the works of some of the most celebrated female artists of the past and present: from Billie Holiday via Joni Mitchell to Amy Winehouse and Adele, to name just a few. Read the full review here.
By Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs This is a captivating album that features Mr. Prené’s harmonica mastery and showcases his composer skills. He is featured along with Brian Charette on Hammond B3 organ and Jordan Young on drums. It’s the 5th release from this acclaimed musician and celebrates the Frenchman’s well-spent time in New York … Read More
By Matt Micucci. Jazziz Online Jazz Festival and Fundraiser Announced: New York City musicians Sirintip, Thana Alexa, Owen Broder and their nonprofit partner MusicTalks are organizing Live From Our Living Room Music Festival and Fundraiser. Read the full article here.
By Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz Serving as a statement of elucidation, exploration and emotional reasoning, Unraveled lays bare a unique soul while presenting a clear-headed means of disentangling complex artistic threads. It’s an album that’s as sophisticated as it is accessible and as personal as it is universal in its line(s) of thought. In … Read More
by Mike Hobart, Financial Times John and Alice Coltrane’s combined musical legacy stretches from angular be-bop and fierce expressionism to spiritual jazz and is a prime influence on the current resurgence in modern jazz. Their work is much covered, but, as alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin’s zesty jam-session take shows, if you pay respect and avoid … Read More
By Hank Shteamer, Rolling Stone The first jazz festival of the quarantine era will take place next week. An impressive lineup of A-list names in the genre will come together virtually for Live From Our Living Rooms, an online music festival and fundraiser. Guitarist Bill Frisell, pianist Chick Corea, bassist Christian McBride, vocalist Becca Stevens … Read More