REVIEW: Chien Chien Lu: The Path — All About Jazz

September 26, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

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

REVIEW: Miki Yamanaka “Human Dust Suite” – Textura

September 25, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

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

REVIEW: Champian Fulton’s Birdsong — The Syncopated Times

September 25, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

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

THE WEEK IN JAZZ: Dave Brubeck’s ‘Time OutTakes’ Featured by Jazziz

September 25, 2020Press Reel

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