By Jeff Tamarkin, JazzTimes “Peterson is savvy enough to ensure that the proceedings never get dull, and he changes things up often enough throughout the program’s course to keep reminding the listener of Blakey’s influence while staying firmly rooted in the present.” Read the full review here.
By Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz Leslie Beukelman is a singer from Chicago with an endearingly small and youthful lilt to her voice that sets the tone for the gentle, heartfelt feel of her music. On this release she performs a mixture of standards and original songs that shows how well she can handle both … Read More
by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz For vibraphonist Chien Chien Lu, the path to jazz wasn’t direct. She rode a contemporary classical percussion track into her twenties in her native Taiwan, but, as it turned out, that drive was less about reaching a destination than it was about the act of discovery: A growing desire for … Read More
By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs’s Blog Well, the last day of summer was Tuesday, September 22nd. The weather will begin to cool off now, as Autumn shakes her head and stirs the winds. Read this reviews here.
By Ludovico Gravanssu, All About Jazz This and much more in this edition of Mondo Jazz. Happy listening! Check this playlist here.
From Textura It takes but a moment for the stylistic character of Miki Yamanaka’s Human Dust Suite to assert itself when “Pre-School” positions itself firmly within a lithe, post-bop universe. The New York-based pianist and vibraphonist drew for inspiration for the opener from Lee Konitz, and truth be told there’s a strong hint of the … Read More
By Joe Bebco, The Syncopated Times “Champian Fulton is a favorite of our readers, and appears frequently at the classic jazz parties and jazz society events they attend. Though her albums fall squarely within the classic jazz boundaries of TST, they are a little more crisp, a bit more modern, at the edge of what we … Read More
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz Upcoming Release Shines Light on Legendary Dave Brubeck Album: Time OutTakes, featuring recently discovered and previously unreleased outtakes from The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s historic 1959 Time Out sessions, will be released on December 4. This will mark the inaugural release for Brubeck Editions, the label created by the Brubeck family for the release of … Read More
By John Murph, DownBeat Magazine “From start to finish, Spanish Harlem Orchestra flaunts its jazz bona fides without dismissing its statement of purpose.” Read the full review here.
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.