REVIEW: Jonathan Barber “Legacy Holder” Reviewed on Textura

May 27, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Schepper, Textura Jonathan Barber issued one of the more auspicious debut albums in recent memory when Vision Ahead arrived two years ago. Met with considerable acclaim, the recording not only documented his superb musicianship as a drummer but also his smarts as a composer, arranger, and bandleader. That accomplished debut release set the … Read More

REVIEW: The Brecker Brothers’ ‘Live and Unreleased’ – PostGenre

May 27, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Colin Stanhope, PostGenre The Brecker Brothers, throughout their twenty-year career, always embodied an interesting duality in their music. On the one hand, every member was accomplished in pop, funk, and R&B, performing on seminal albums with everyone from Frank Zappa to Parliament-Funkadelic. Their recordings are infused with a unique tightness of the horns and … Read More

NEW RELEASE: ‘All Wandering Hearts’ to be Released on July 31st by Grammy® Nominated Dot Time Recording Artist Nicole Zuraitis

May 26, 2020Press Reel, Press Releases

Grammy® Nominated Vocalist, Pianist, Composer and Arranger Nicole Zuraitis Releases Her Exciting, Provocative New Album All Wandering Hearts, Out July 31st on Dot Time Records Dot Time Records recording artist Nicole Zuraitis’ fourth album as a bandleader, All Wandering Hearts explores the raw emotions and tribulations of life on the road as a full-time musician.  … Read More


May 26, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Looking for some Monday motivation? We’ve got you covered! From possibly the largest virtual big band ever assembled to a unique blend of hip-hop and jazz, here are five new songs that you can listen to right now to start your week the right way. Read the full feature here.

REVIEW: Lakecia Benjamin Reviewed on Jazz Desk

May 26, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Dela Dat Här, Jazz Desk Alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin belongs to a new generation of musicians for whom Coltrane do not automatically mean John. Sure, she plays some of his most famous songs like “Alabama”, and some parts from A Love Supreme, but she plays just as many compositions by pianist and harpist Alice … Read More

REVIEW: Vince Ector: Theme For Ms. P. – Jazz Journal

May 26, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Ronald Atkins, Jazz Journal Growing up in Philadelphia, Vince Ector recorded his first album under the leadership of organist Charles Earland and the music here reflects that kind of ambience, with originals mixed with tunes from beyond the usual orbit that are given a jazzy tinge just as Earland would do. The opener, for … Read More