By Damian Wilkes, UK VIBE ‘Happy Synapse’ is the sophomore album from St. Petersburg native and drummer Sasha Mashin, but here with a different group to his bandleader debut ‘Outsidethebox’ (2018), which was also released on Russian based Rainy Days Records. Read the full review here.
By Suzanne Lorge, Downbeat On The Duo Sessions, Lennie Tristano wends his way through the liminal spaces bridging bebop, cool jazz and free-improv. The album’s 16 tracks, recorded after Tristano’s final public appearance in 1968 but never previously released, reveal not only how intuitively the pianist parsed these languages, but how skillfully he crafted improvisational … Read More
By Gareth Thomas, Jazz Journal UK As rioting spreads across the US in response to the murder of George Floyd, the lyrics of the title track of Chicago Yestet’s third album highlight the ongoing injustices in a country that has not come far enough in its progression towards racial equality. Read the full review here.
By Hrayr Attarian, Chicago Jazz Magazine Pianist and composer Ryan Cohan is a master of creating harmony from contrasts. Over the years his works have incorporated many diverse influences and have become progressively more impressionistic. Read this full review here.
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Vinyl is back! Each month on “Vinyl Watch,” we list some of the most noteworthy new vinyl releases — including new albums, reissues, special-edition box sets and more. At JAZZIZ, we share the vinyl community’s appreciation of the experience of collecting and playing vinyl records. As an increasing number of music … Read More
By Matt Miccuci, JAZZIZ The Week in Jazz is your roundup of new and noteworthy stories from the jazz world. It’s a one-stop destination for the music news you need to know. Let’s take it from the top. Read this article here.
By Keanna Faircloth, NPR Around the country, many communities are struggling with the effects of the pandemic, economic uncertainty and civil unrest. But despite the tremendous challenges, there are still steady broadcasts coming out of our treasured public radio music stations. Since March, they haven’t missed a beat. Check the list here.
By Laurie Niles, Violinist.com Welcome to “For the Record,” Violinist.com’s weekly roundup of new releases of recordings by violinists, violists, cellists and other classical musicians. We hope it helps you keep track of your favorite artists, as well as find some new ones to add to your listening! Read this whole article here.
By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs’s Blog Flash-Back! On July 2, 1980, there was a buzz of excitement inside the legendary Onkel P’s Carnegie Hall in Hamburg, Germany. A contemporary jazz-funk band, The Brecker Brothers, was appearing and it was during the peak of the band’s popularity. Read the full reviews here.
By George Richardson, Sussex Jazz Magazine Throughout the course of history it has been common practice for composers of all styles to create music to tell the story of a certain culture’s identity. The likes of Ellington, Stravinsky and Rodrigo have all penned large scale compositions to document and express their cultural heritage through music. … Read More