By Chris May, All About Jazz Few albums in jazz history are as giant as the Dave BrubeckQuartet’s Time Out (Columbia, 1959). Deftly balancing experimentation with accessibility and containing amongst its many pleasures one of the most thrilling drum solos ever recorded, Time Out has become so familiar to us that the magnitude of its … Read More
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Kristiana Roemer writes almost all of the tunes for this album, giving wide eyed moods reminiscent of mid period Joni Mitchell. Supported by Addison Frei/p, Alex Claffy/b, Adam Arruda/dr, Gilad Hekselman-Ben Monder/g, Dayna Stephens/ts and Rogerio Boccato/perc. Read more here.
By Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here At this stage in his career Baker was probably known for all the wrong reasons rather than for his lyrical trumpet playing of some years previous. In 1979, when this album was recorded, that lyricism was still there albeit more sparse in its format. Read more here.
By Michael J. West, JazzTimes An Overdue Ovation for the man who was Mingus’ resident alto. Read this feature here.
Por José Ramón, La Habitación Del Jazz Sarah Elizabeth Charles es una vocalista y compositora que vive en la ciudad de Nueva York. Ha trabajado y estudiado con artistas como Christian Scott, George Cables, Geri Allen, Nicholas Payton y Sheila Jordan. Como vocalista participa en varias bandas, Scope, Ajoyo, con Jesse Fischer y Transient Beings, … Read More
By Dan Bilawsky, JazzTimes Ever wonder why studio dates so rarely capture the casual vibe of a late-night hit? Perhaps it’s the pressure, with the clock ticking away, or maybe it’s the circumstances surrounding a manufactured meeting set against sterile scenery. There are simply too many potential factors to pinpoint the exact cause(s). The studio … Read More
Sylwester Ostrowski & Jazz Forum Talents’ Jammin’ with KC Out Now Sylwester Ostrowski and Jazz Forum Talents‘ new album Jammin With KC featuring Bobby Watson, Logan Richardson and Keyon Harrold was released on October 16th via the Agora record label. In celebration of the release, Ostrowski and Jazz Forum Talents streamed a special concert on … Read More
By Stephen Mosher, Broadway World They say that you should write what you know, and that is precisely what Nicole Zuraitis has done with her fourth album ALL WANDERING HEARTS. Read this review here.
By Angel Romero, World Music Central rombonist, composer and arranger Papo Vázquez has released a superb album titled Chapter 10: Breaking Cover. Papo is a highly reputable trombonist in the straight ahead jazz and Latin Jazz world. On Chapter 10: Breaking Cover, Papo celebrates his Puerto Rican roots with a captivating set of songs grounded … Read More
By Stephen Graham, Marlbank No newcomer double bassist and jazz singer Brandi Disterheft has long since got into her stride. She might make a few reviewer headlines again. If you haven’t heard of her so far discovering a certain uniqueness is part of the pleasure derived here in the listening. Making news however is nothing … Read More