INTERVIEW: Eric Hofbauer on The Jazz Session

April 30, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

By Jason Crane, The Jazz Session Guitarist Eric Hofbauer recently released Book of Fire (Creative Nation Music, 2020), the second in what will be a five-album series centered on the five aspects of the Chinese philosophy wu xing. In this interview, Hofbauer talks about the first two albums in the series; how he and bassist … Read More

FEATURE: Michael Olatuja In Bass Magazine

April 30, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Bass Magazine Whirlwind Recordings is proud to announce the June 12th release of Lagos Pepper Soup, the new album from bassist and composer Michael Olatuja. On this, his third release as a bandleader, Olatuja presents his spectacular blend of West African Afrobeats and jazz, with the support of a string orchestra – arranged by … Read More

PREMIERE: Michael Olatuja “Soki” – Afropop Worldwide

April 28, 2020Premiere, Press Reel

By Ben Richmond, Afropop Worldwide Afrobeat already takes a huge ensemble—you can find footage of Fela conducting Africa 70 into a lather before picking up his saxophone—and it fills such a huge sonic space that it’s hard to imagine space for more of anything. But Michael Olatuja, the London-born, Lagos, Nigeria-raised, New York-based bassist and … Read More

FEATURE: Spanish Harlem Orchestra Releases First Single from The Latin Jazz Project – Latin Biz

April 28, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Barry Mittelman, Latin Biz Latin Perspective” is the first single off of Multi-GRAMMY® Award Winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s forthcoming release The Latin Jazz Project. Extraordinary vibraphonist and jazz luminary Joe Locke joins SHO vocalist and flautist Jeremy Bosch on this spirited new composition by Musical Director Oscar Hernández. “Latin Perspective” is the first taste of … Read More