By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Charles McPherson Explores the Relationship Between Jazz and Dance Artforms in New Project: Bebop luminary Charles McPherson explores the exciting relationship between jazz and dance artforms on his new project, Jazz Dance Suites, due out September 25 via Chazz Mack. Read the full article here.
By Rob Lester, Talkin’ Broadway To be gentle and understated appears to be the stated mission of singer Lauren Henderson’s way with a song. And the quiet, laser-beam-focused approach works with the well-chosen standards that make up The Songbook Session. The caring, knowing tip-toeing through “Tenderly” and the hushed sultriness lavished upon “Sabor a Mi” … Read More
By Brian Zimmerman, JAZZIZ Live From Our Living Rooms presents musicians of the highest caliber in virtual performances to audiences worldwide that provide alternative revenue streams while live venues are unavailable during the COVID-19 pandemic. Listen to this interview here.
By Will Layman, PopMatters Matthew Stevens is state-of-the-art jazz guitar in 2020, someone who is at home with a huge range of the best musicians of the moment—recently recording with Dave Douglas, Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, and so many more. His approach and influences span the scene, reflecting the obvious (he may often remind … Read More
By Paul Rauch, All About Jazz Flutist Elsa Nilsson is a strong voice performing on an instrument that has historically received secondary status in jazz music. Often the second or third instrument for saxophonists such as Eric Dolphy, Charles Lloyd and Tia Fuller, it would seem even the most passionate fans of the genre have … Read More
Kemuel Roig Reflects on Cuban Roots on Genesis, New Album out August 14th, 2020 Featuring Randy Brecker, Chris Potter, and more After 8 years touring with the illustrious trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, pianist and composer Kemuel Roig steps out with Genesis. His fifth recording and debut jazz outing, Genesis features the Cuban virtuoso alongside Randy Brecker, … Read More
Bebop Luminary Charles McPherson Announces His Exciting New Release, Jazz Dance Suites, Out September 25th, 2020 On Chazz Mack Music The Seminal Recording of McPherson’s Compositions for the San Diego Ballet, featuring Song of Songs and Sweet Synergy Suite Master saxophonist, composer and bebop luminary Charles McPherson is excited to announce the September 25, 2020 … Read More
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW Last Saturday marked the first day of summer for those of us in the northern hemisphere. How is it possible that we have spent an entire spring in pandemic isolation? Time seems to pass differently somehow. Let’s begin the new season with new music for these upcoming long summer days. Read … Read More
By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! Last October on these pages we covered the inventive set of covers from the duo, guitarist Eric Hofbrauer and drummer Dylan Jack, entitled Remains of Echoes which has them addressing not only jazz but rock. Any group that puts Miles and Ornette Coleman on the same album as The … Read More