Reviews by Étienne Dorsay, Fred Goaty, Philippe Vincent, Vincent Cotro, and Noadya Amoux, Jazz Magazine The upcoming December/January issue of Jazz Magazine will include album reviews for Dave Brubeck, Aaron Burnett, Sarah Elizabeth Charles & Jarrett Cherner, Miki Yamanaka, The Royal Bopsters, and Alonzo Demetrius. Read in the December/January 2020/2021 upcoming issue of Jazz Magazine.
Month: November 2020
GRAMMY NEWS: The Baylor Project Earns GRAMMY® Nod for Quarantine-Era Anthem “Sit On Down”
The Baylor Project Earns GRAMMY® Nod for Quarantine-Era Anthem “Sit On Down” “Sit On Down” is nominated for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the 63rd GRAMMY® Awards Watch the official video for “Sit On Down” Here New York, NY – “Sit On Down”, the soulful pandemic-era anthem by The Baylor Project has been nominated for a … Read More
REVIEW: Geof Bradfield/Ben Goldberg/Dana Hall Trio “General Semantics” – Downbeat
By Aaron Cohen, Downbeat Saxophonist Geof Bradfield, clarinetist Ben Goldberg and drummer Dana Hall keep things compact here. But the group’s energy, sharp writing and quick thinking across 11 relatively short tracks on General Semantics offer a plethora of ideas. Read more here.
REVIEWS: Time OutTakes Reviewed by All About Jazz, Toledo Blade, and more
Dave Brubeck’s most recent release “Time OutTakes,” the first release of the family’s record label Brubeck Editions, is a record of previously unreleased out takes from The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s 1959 record “Time Out.” Over the past few weeks, “Time OutTakes” has received reviews from All About Jazz, Glide Magazine, Toledo Blade, WRTI Radio and … Read More
REVIEW: Sylwester Ostrowski’s “Jammin’ With KC” – All About Jazz
by Kyle Simpler, All About Jazz Sylwester Ostrowski traveled from his native Poland to Kansas City in February 2020 to participate in a centennial celebration of Charlie Parker‘s life and music. During the visit, Ostrowski visited Parker’s childhood home, his grave, and other historical landmarks. He also sat in with some of Kansas City’s finest jazz musicians at several … Read More
FEATURE: Mariel Bildsten’s Backbone – Santa Barbara Independent
Josef Woodard, Santa Barbara Independent Santa Barbara Musician Comes Out Swinging in New York In recent years, the arrival of the holidays in Santa Barbara has brought with it an array of traditions, one of which has been the regular appearance of S.B.-raised and increasingly acclaimed N.Y.C.-based jazz trombonist Mariel Bildsten on the SOhO calendar … Read More
FEATURE: Charles McPherson Speaks to Jazz thing & Blue Rhythm (DE)
ALBUM OF THE WEEK: Grammy Award Nominee Thana Alexa ‘ONA” – Jazz FM
By Alastair Steel, Jazz FM Throughout ONA, which is the word for “she” in her family’s native Croatian language, Alexa explores through eight unique original compositions and two outstanding new arrangements, the complex theme of what it means to be a woman. Read more here.
NEW RELEASE: Kristiana Roemer “House of Mirrors” – JAZZIZ
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ House of Mirrors is a stellar opening statement by vocalist/composer Kristiana Roemer. Introducing her distinctive and broad musical approach. Read more here.
FEATURE: Regina Carter mixes music and politics in ‘Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground’ – The Bay State Banner
By Scott Haas, The Bay State Banner Jazz violinist Regina Carter teamed up with Grammy Award-winning producer and writer Kabir Sehgal to release “Swing States: Harmony in the Battleground” in July. Sehgal, a godson of civil rights icon Andrew Young and author of “Jazzocracy: Jazz, Democracy, and the Creation of a New American Mythology,” among … Read More