by Simon Sweetman, Off The Tracks Raised by a dad that was a jazz trumpeter (he was friends with Clark Terry, even) Champian Fulton grew up listening to the greats. There’s Dinah Washington in her voice and Wynton Kelly is one of the pianists she has drawn from – but it’s the rollcall of the … Read More
By delarue, New York Music Daily Today’s Halloween installment concerns vibraphonist and pianist Miki Yamanaka’s Human Dust Suite album, streaming at Bandcamp. She takes inspiration for the record’s five-part centerpiece from Agnes Denes’ famous 1969 black-and-white photograph, which shows what’s left of a corpse after it’s been cremated. Read this review here.
Por José Ramón, La Habitación Del Jazz Orlando Le Fleming (Reino Unido), fue jugador de críquet profesional, hasta que ingresó en la Royal Academy of Music de Londres. En 2003 se trasladó a Nueva York donde se unió a la banda de Jane Monheit y participó en el disco “Taking a Chance on Love”, donde … Read More
by John Murph, DownBeat Charles McPherson’s bright, citrusy tone on alto saxophone, alluring lyricism and graceful improvisations are in splendid form on Jazz Dance Suites, an album consolidating originals derived from commissions he wrote for the San Diego Ballet. Read the full review here.
Dot Time Records Announces Latest Addition to Their Legends Series Lackerschmid/Baker: Quintet Session 1979, A Historic Release of Five Master Musicians in their Creative Prime Featuring An All-Star Lineup of Chet Baker, Wolfgang Lackerschmid, Larry Coryell, Tony Williams and Buster Williams Due Out November 13, 2020 Dot Time Records is thrilled to announce the November … Read More
by Scott Haas, The Bay State Banner Lakecia Benjamin is a saxophonist impossible to categorize. Though best known for her work in jazz, she has performed with hip-hop musicians such as DJ Premier and Missy Elliott as well as soul stars Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys..Resiliency is a hallmark of her music and serves to … Read More
by George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Charles Mingus alumnus Charles McPherson successfully combines swinging bop with movements for ballet on this fascinating release with a flexible team of Terell Stafford/tp, Jeb Patton-Randy Porter/p, Billy Drummond/b, David Wong/b, Yotam Silberstein/g and Lorraine Castellanos/voc. McPherson’s daughter is a soloist for the San Diego Ballet, causing the inspiration … Read More
Vocalist Lauren Henderson Celebrates the Holiday Season with EP Classic Christmas A contemporary take on four holiday gems Due out on November 13, 2020 via Brontosaurus Records Critically acclaimed vocalist, arranger, and musical impresario Lauren Henderson ushers in the holiday season with her newest recording Classic Christmas. Due out on November 13th via the artist’s … Read More
By NPR In their first Manhattan meeting since January, pianist Andy Milne, bassist John Hébert and drummer Clarence Penn reconvened in the piano salon of Yamaha Artist Services. They perform tunes from their 2020 Sunnyside release The reMission. WBGO’s Greg Bryant interviews the artists midway through the performance. Watch this video here.
By Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz There’s a rocky history surrounding jazz-classical hybrids. But, in truth, that has little to do with any potential incompatibility. Instead, it’s usually misguided maneuvering and/or an excessive show of dominant traits from one side or the other that mars said unions. When done right a wedding of those worlds … Read More