REVIEW: Jesse Fischer shows his Resilience – The Jazz Owl

August 27, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Travis Rodgers Jr., The Jazz Owl It has been an excellent couple of months for Jesse Fisher. First, he participated in the phenomenal War Chant album by Ajoyo. Now he releases his latest project as a leader called Resilience. Resilience incorporates the influences of modern Jazz, African music, and Near Eastern music reflecting Jesse’s … Read More

JAZZ ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Pianist and Vocalist Champian Fulton Champions Charlie Parker on Birdsong – WRTI

August 27, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Matt Silver, WRTI August 24, 2020. Champian Fulton’s first paid gig was playing Clark Terry’s 75th birthday party. She was 10 years old. Now, at 35, the pianist and vocalist is more than just precocious and well-connected; she’s ambitious, too—averaging nearly one new release every year since her 2007 debut. Read this feature here. … Read More

REVIEW: Lennie Tristano “The Duo Sessions” – Jazzword

August 27, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Ken Waxman, Jazzword ne of the most controversial figures of post-war Jazz, pianist Lennie Tristano (1919-1978) was more than an early opinionated Wynton Marsalis because he coupled outlier opinions with a refusal to publicly perform. Instead during years as a teacher he moved from encouraging players like Lee Konitz to forge a parallel, more … Read More

Midwest Records Reviewed 14 LLP Artists

August 27, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Chris Spector, Midwest Records REGINA CARTER FREEDOM BAND/Swing States Harmony in the Battleground: Chop wise, Carter is a player you can’t argue with. The resume is too long to reprint when you can Google it. Politically, she’s a force of nature that power’s a Republican’s worst nightmare. Read all this reviews here.