By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Looking for some Monday motivation? We’ve got you covered! From a piece inspired by Sufi poet Rumi to a composition… Read this article here.
By Ross Boissoneau, Something Else! Canadian trumpet and flugelhorn player and composer Rachel Therrien has released five albums. She was the winner of the 2015 TD Grand Prize Jazz Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the 2016 Stingray Jazz Rising Star Award. Therrien has performed with the likes of Claudio Roditi, Paquito D’Rivera, Lee Konitz and … Read More
By Richard Kamins, Step Tempest The commission has resulted in “The Rise Up; Stories of Strife, Struggle, and Inspiration” (Dünya), credited to Mehmet Ali Sanlikol & Whatsnext? Featuring Dave Liebman. Read this review here.
Jazz Icon Wayne Shorter Endorses New Album Palladium 2020, Produced by Jazz Impresario Jesse Markowitz Featuring Sasha Berliner, Sean Mason, Nicole Glover, Daniel Duke, Nic Cacioppo, Eric Reed, Melissa Aldana, Shai Maestro, Emmet Cohen, Russell Hall, Kyle Poole, David Liebman, Willy Rodriguez, Chien Chien Lu, Benny Green, Pablo Held, Dan Tepfer, Luther S. Allison, Kevin … Read More
Brandi Disterheft’s Fifth Album Surfboard Will Release via Justin Time on October 30, 2020 “She is quite the bass player, and I appreciate her expertise and talent. It was a great pleasure making an album together.” – NEA Jazz Master George Coleman Bassist-composer-singer Brandi Disterheft’s fifth album, Surfboard is her most accomplished yet. Joined by … Read More
By Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz Although the coronavirus has brought live music to a virtual standstill, recorded jazz has continued to pour out over the last few months. Here is a roundup of several recent releases that deserve some attention. Read all tis reviews here.
By Nate Chinen & Greg Bryant, WBGO It’s never a bad time to talk about Thelonious Monk. His indomitable music and incorruptible example serve as a renewable resource, because there’s always something fresh to uncover, another brilliant corner to explore. Listen to this podcast here.
By Brandy McDonnell, The Oklahoman When Champian Fulton says she has been listening to the music of Charlie Parker since the day she was born at Norman Regional Hospital, the jazz singer and pianist isn’t even exaggerating. Read this full feature here.
By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Soprano and tenor saxophonist Teodross Avery with his ninth release as a leader, continues in his tradition of honoring jazz giants. Read this review here.
By Marc Myers, Jazz Wax Vocalist-pianist Champian Fulton will release Birdsong on Aug. 28. Read this article here.