REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Sarah Thorpe’s ‘Deep Blue Love’

March 24, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly Vocalist Sarah Thorpe mixes her originals with some clever covers with a team of Oliver Hutman/p, Darryl Hall/b, John Betsch/dr and a muscular horn section of TK Blue/woodwinds, Josiah Woodsen/tp and Ronal Baker/tp. Her deliveries range from a passionate and vulnerable duet with Hutman on Horace Silver’s “Lonely Woman” to big … Read More

FEATURE: Lakecia Benjamin Featured In Jazziz Magazine

March 24, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Eric Snider, Jazziz Magazine At first, alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin was ambivalent about recording a Coltrane tribute album, but ultimately pulled the trigger knowing that her concept was materially different than the scores of Coltrane projects that preceded hers. Pursuance (Ropeadope Records) honors and interprets the music of both Alice and John Coltrane — with … Read More

REVIEW: Lakecia Benjamin’s Pursuance: The Coltranes Reviewed By WBGO

March 24, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Nate Chinen, WBGO Speaking of keening and imploring saxophonists: Lakecia Benjamin has been working for years toward a statement as powerfully self-assured as Pursuance: The Coltranes. Releasing this Friday on Ropeadope, it’s the fulfillment of a dream, as Benjamin told WBGO recently for The Pulse. Read the full review here.  

REVIEW: Clark Sommers: Peninsula Reviewed by All about Jazz

March 19, 2020Uncategorized

By Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz You enter the music of Chicago bassist/composer Clark Sommers with wary expectations: In its open-ness anything can happen. Dark perambulations pop against lighter propulsions. Dialogues take on thesis, equation and whimsy. Discourse holds its own parlance, gives definition, then allows for civil caucus. Because Ba(sh), a trio defined only by … Read More