By Robert Rodi, New City Music Bassist Matt Ulery is another ubiquitous figure on the jazz scene. He’s led several groups while bringing his distinctive voice and sensibility to collaborations with fellow luminaries such as Makaya McCraven and Marquis Hill, and to new-music ensembles including Eighth Blackbird and Axiom Brass. Read the full review here. … Read More
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Pianist Chris McCarthy leads a post bop team of Takuya Kuroda/tp, Michael Blake/ts-fl, Sam Minaier/b and JK Kim/dr through some snappy originals. Read the full review here.
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Recorded “live” at the Bop Stop at the Music Settlement in swinging Ohio, this album has Bobby Selvaggion playing a boppingly bright alto along with some pedal affects, mixing and matching with his core team of Theron Brown/p-key, Paul Thompson/b and Zaire Darden/dr with cameo guests Dan Wilson/eg and … Read More
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Lauren Henderson has framed her sensuous and lyrical voice in a variety of settings over the years, ranging from Latin to R&B. Read the full review here.
By Filipe Freitas, JazzTrail With one foot in the fusion genre and the other in the harmolodic approach of free-jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman, Boston-based keyboardist Dave Bryant releases Night Visitors, a trio effort where he is joined by bassist Charnett Moffett and drummer Gregg Bendian. Read the full review here.
Saint Petersburg Music Label Rainy Days Records Strives to Showcase Russian Jazz Musicians to the United States and Beyond XJAZZ Online Speical – Rainy Days Records (Featuring Sasha Mashin, Makar Kashitsyn, Makar Novikov) Hot Culture in the City: Makar Novikov Trio (Live @ Smena) Rainy Days Records is a Saint Petersburg-based record label that … Read More
GRAMMY WINNER DOUG BEAVERS TO LAUNCH CIRCLE 9 Circle 9 is a hybrid, subscriber-supported independent record label and music production service Grammy® Winning Producer, Composer, Trombonist, and Arranger Doug Beavers is thrilled to present Circle 9. Based in New York City, Circle 9 is a hybrid, subscriber-supported independent record label and full music production service offering end-to-end … Read More
By Hrayr Attarian, Chicago Jazz Magazine Trumpeter Derrick Gardner fronts the Winnipeg-based Big dig! Band on the thrilling Still I Rise, his debut with a large ensemble. His previous recordings with his group The Jazz Prophets are primarily with sextets and octets, yet Gardner transitions seamlessly to the orchestral arena as a leader as well … Read More