By Marlbank Recorded just before lockdown 17 former members of the Jazz Messengers and Legacy Messengers including the leader Ralph Peterson feature on the stellar September release Onward and Upward, it has just been announced. Read this full article here.
By Filipe Freitas, JazzTrail Charismatic drummer Ralph Peterson, an inveterate swinger with a knack for propulsive straight-ahead jazz and more, makes a strong case with his 25th album as a leader, Onward & Upward. With it, he continues to pay homage to the perennial art of late drummer Art Blakey and his quintessential group Jazz … Read More
By Hank Shteamer, Rolling Stone “Take Five,” a 1959 track by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, was always a musical oddity: a swinging, instantly catchy jazz piece written in the uncommon time signature of 5/4. But it was also a huge hit and the first platinum-selling single in jazz history. Read this full announcement here.
By Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz Becoming increasingly known for her light, expressive touch, her solidly crafted, mainstream approach, and residencies at New York clubs like Smalls and Mezzrow, Kobe-born, New York-based pianist Miki Yamanaka brings a decisively more leavened gravity and a growing harmonic interest and prowess on vibes to Human Dust Suite, a … Read More
By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Last year, Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy released their recording Legacy: Alive Volume 6 at the Side Door, reviewed on these pages. With Bill Pierce, Brian Lynch, Bobby Watson, Geoffrey Keezer, Essiet, and Peterson at the drums. Read this review here.
By Raul Da Gama, Latin Jazz Network Co-Producers César Orozco and Rodner Padilla are thrilled to announce the October 16, 2020 release of Rooted Forward, the fourth album from César Orozco and Kamarata Jazz. Read this full announcement here.
By Brett Callwood, L.A.Weekly he world’s a very small place during lockdown. On one hand, we’re severely restricted with where we can (and can’t) go. On the other, the virtual DC Jazz Festival is as accessible to people in Southern California as it is to jazz-heads in Washington DC itself. Read more about this article … Read More
The Brubeck Family Celebrates Jazz Luminary Dave Brubeck’s Centennial With The Momentous Release of Time OutTakes, Previously Unreleased Takes from the Original 1959 Sessions, The First Release from Their Label Brubeck Editions Time OutTakes Features a Collection of Newly Discovered Outtakes from Brubeck’s Seminal Masterwork, Time Out Available via Brubeck Editions on December 4, 2020 … Read More
By Bill Kopp, Musoscribe One of the most important and influential figures in the music of the 20th century, Louis Armstrong had a recording career that spanned from the early 1920s through 1970, the year prior to his passing. Read the full review here.
By Bill Kopp, Musoscribe The record is comprised of eight cuts featuring nothing more than the sounds of Chet Baker’s trumpet and the warm tones of Wolfgang Lackerschmid’s vibraphone. Read this full review here.