REVIEW: Regina Carter’s Freedom Band “Swing States: Harmony In The Battleground” – Glide Magazine

July 28, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground, is the latest from multi-GRAMMY nominee, MacArthur Fellow, and Doris Duke Award recipient, violinist Regina Carter. For this momentous release, Carter has assembled her Freedom Band, a first-rate ensemble of consummate musicians including multi-GRAMMY award winners John Daversa (trumpet, flugelhorn) and Kabir Sehgal (bass, percussion), GRAMMY nominees Harvey Mason Jr.(drums) and Jon Batiste (piano) – renowned … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Champian Fulton Celebrates Charlie Parker’s Centennial with “Birdsong” Feat. Scott Hamilton (August 28th, 2020)

July 28, 2020New Release, Press Releases

New York-based pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton is thrilled to announce the release of her highly-anticipated new album Birdsong. A celebration of Charlie Parker’s centennial, Birdsong features saxophone luminary Scott Hamilton along with Fulton’s long-standing quartet made up of bassist Hide Tanaka, drummer Fukushi Tainaka and her father, Stephen Fulton on flugelhorn. Birdsong will be … Read More

INTERVIEW: Charles McPherson Q & A on Be Bop Spoken Here

July 27, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

By Lance Liddle, Be Bop Spoken Here Legendary saxophonist and composer Charles McPherson recently took part in a question and answer session with BSH’s correspondent Russell with some interesting and informative answers. Charles McPherson’s new album Jazz Dance Suites will be reviewed on BSH shortly. Our thanks to Lydia Liebman of Lydia Liebman Promotions for setting this … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Flutist-Ethnomusicologist Dr. Katchie Cartwright To Release “Rainy Afternoon”, Due Out September 18, 2020

July 27, 2020New Release, Press Releases

“A soulful intellectual with a velvet sound and uncommon ability” – NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath   Flutist-ethnomusicologist Dr. Katchie Cartwright is excited to announce the September 18, 2020 release of her latest project as a bandleader, Rainy Afternoon.  This 4-track EP highlights Cartwright’s playful virtuosity  on the flute refracted through a Brazilian lens.  A … Read More