By C.J Shearn, Jazz Views with CJ Shearn At the dawn of the 80’s Randy and Michael Brecker had been one of the hottest commodities on the music scene. They initially made a splash in 1970 as part of the horn section on Dreams (Columbia) the self titled debut album from the studio driven band … Read More
Consummate Performer, Producer, Author and Educator Ulysses Owens Jr Announces the Release of His New Educational Book ‘Jazz Brushes for the Modern Drummer: An Essential Guide to the Art of Keeping Time’, Published by Hal Leonard “Jazz Brushes for the Modern Drummer”, the latest educational release from celebrated drummer Ulysses Owens Jr (Christian McBride, Gregory … Read More
Júlia Karosi Teams Up with Ben Monder on Without Dimensions, new album out October 16, 2020 on Double Moon/Challenge Records Featuring the works of Bartók, Kodály and inspired original compositions For over a decade, vocalist Júlia Karosi has been at the forefront of the Hungarian music scene due to her distinctive style that expertly synthesizes … Read More
Por Cultura NP, Venezuela Sinfonica Después de 8 años de gira con él ilustre trompetista Arturo Sandoval, el pianista y compositor Kemuel Roig presenta su nuevo álbum Genesis. Esta, su quinta producción discográfica, pero a su vez su debut en el género del jazz, presenta al virtuoso pianista cubano junto a Randy Brecker, Chris Potter, Ed Calle, Alain Perez, … Read More
By Ted Parkinson, The WholeNote Derrick Gardner’s musical journey began in Chicago, where both his parents were musicians and educators, moved to New York for more study, then around the world as he played in the Count Basie Orchestra and other groups. Read this full review here.
By Stephen Graham, Marlbank Here’s Teodross Avery playing the swinger ‘Teo’ from Harlem Stories: The Music of Thelonious Monk just out on Willie Jones III’s WJ3 Records. Read the full review here.
Por Hectór Martín, Canción a Quemarropa El promotor de jazz y especialista en redes sociales Jesse Markowitz ha ejercido como productor de uno de los lanzamientos más importantes de este año 2020 y lleva el nombre de Palladium y se configura como uno de los tributos de mayor calado a uno de los héroes del saxo: Wayne … Read More
By Neil Tesser, JAZZIZ “The sparer context enhances Henderson’s soft power, supporting her voice rather than surrounding it. It’s an approach especially well-suited to The Songbook Session’s repertoire of Great American standards, clearly designed to place Henderson in the lineage of classic jazz vocalists.” Read this review here.
By Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz Champian Fulton was introduced to alto saxophonist Charlie Parker during her stay in the womb. The New York-based pianist/vocalist’s father, Stephen Fulton held a high opinion (“The most beautiful music that ever was”) of Charlie Parker With Strings (Verve, 1950), so he made a cassette tape of the recording … Read More
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW Several new tracks on the playlist reflect upon the turbulent times in which we live. Check the full playlist here.