By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Dot Time Records will be releasing two vinyls as part of its Legends series on July 10. Read the full announcement here.
This powerful contemporary jazz big band blast through a stunning track from their acclaimed debut release The Big dig! Band are set to release their debut studio album, Still I Rise on 10 July 2020, under the direction of trumpeter, composer, and arranger Derrick Gardner. Big dig! Band is a classic jazz orchestra – featuring top-notch saxophone, trombone, and trumpet … Read More
Stephen Graham, Marlbank The leader is the least familiar name of all the players here apart from the drummer. But don’t let that put you off. Tenorist Azat Bayazitov, a Russian who used to play with the Igor Butman orchestra and is now living in the States, has a gloriously full sound in the Michael … Read More
By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene This is the debut project for trumpeter, composer, and arranger Derrick Gardner. His Big dig! Band is a classic jazz orchestra – spectacular saxophone, trombone, and trumpet sections, studded with world-class musicians and anchored by a rock-solid rhythm section. Read the full review here.
By Richard Kamins, Step Tempest Pianist, composer, and arranger Ryan Cohan has returned to the recording scene seven years since his last recording “The River.” Not that the Chicago, IL-born-and-raised (and still lives) Cohan has been idle––he’s appeared on a slew of recordings plus has been commissioned to write scores for several films, orchestras, and … Read More
By Steve Provizer, The Arts Fuse For about the last ten years of his life, trumpeter Chet Baker spent a lot more time in Europe than the U.S. Read the full review here.
Pianist Orrin Evans presents Club Patio a weekly livestream from the front patio of his home in Philadelphia featuring special guests playing for an intimate audience Upcoming concerts include Buster Williams, Lenny White, Ari Hoenig, Justin Faulkner, Johnathan Blake, Nasheet Waits and more Live stream is available every Sunday from 4pm-6pm and archived for 48 hours … Read More
Por José Ramón, La Habitación del Jazz Spanish Harlem Orchestra es una formación liderada por el pianista, compositor, arreglista y productor Óscar Hernández. Hernández nació en el Bronx (1954) y se crio en Manhattan. De joven tocaba la trompeta pero finalmente se decantó por el piano. Durante gran parte de los 80’s produjo, hizo arreglos … Read More
Por Hector Martin, Canción a Quemarropa Lea este articulo en su totalidad aquí.
By Bolaji Alonge, Eyes of a Lagos Boy Michael Olatuja, the award winning ‘Cinematic AfroBeat’ maestro recently released his album titled Lagos Pepper Soup. Read the full article here.