INTERVIEW:Elsa Nilsson ‘Hindsight’ in Talking Flutes Extra

March 3, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

By Jean-Paul, Talking Flutes Extra The new female “Springsteen flutist?!” “I’m not interested in being put in a performance box.  We have to have a relationship with rhythm which is not just the melody…” In ‘Talking Flutes Extra’ this week Jean-Paul speaks with new York based Elsa Nilsson about her new album ‘Hindsight’ which is … Read More

REVIEW: Elsa Nilsson Reviewed by New York Music Daily

March 3, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Delarue, New York Music Daily A Chilling, Furious Musical Response to Trump-Era Fascism by Elsa Nilsson by delarue Elsa Nilsson isn’t the only artist who was so pissed off by the 2016 Presidential election and the encroaching fascism afterward that she wrote a whole album about it. But that release, Hindsight – which hasn’t hit … Read More

PREMIERE: New Music Monday – Laila Biali / Jazziz

March 3, 2020Premiere, Press Reel

By Matt Micucci, Jazziz Vocalist/pianist Laila Biali’s forthcoming album, Out of Dust, will be released on March 27 via Chronograph/ACT. The LP includes a version of Gregory Porter’s “Take Me to the Alley,” and this video features a live acoustic, alternate take of the song captured in one take at Trinity St. Paul’s United Church … Read More

REVIEW: Robin McKelle: Alterations / Michael’s Jazz Blog

March 3, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Michael Ferber. Michael’s Jazz Blog Vocalist Robin McKelle has just released a new album called “Alterations”. She picked songs from some of the most celebrated female vocalists and developed her own interpretation of these masterpieces. With the support from pianist and arranger Shedrick Mitchell she transformed her visions of these songs into stunning arrangements for an … Read More

REVIEW: Mike Bond The Honorable Ones – Making A Scene

March 3, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene Pianist Mike Bonds is making his debut as a leader with The Honorable Ones, and it’s a quite impressive one. Joined by NYC-based first callers, the core quintet has acclaimed reed man Steve Wilson on alto and soprano, rising trumpet star Josh Evans, renowned bassist and bandleader Ben Wolfe, … Read More

REVIEW: Yasser Tejeda & Palotré’s ‘Kijombo’ Reviewed

March 2, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

by Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network In almost all musical systems sacred music is held separate from its secular variant. In the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, for instance, we have two distinct lists featuring both his sacred and secular cantatas – for example the sacred cantata Jesu, der du meine Seele (BWV 78) and the sacred … Read More