By Stephen Marlbank, Marlbank No one is holding a gun to my head forcing me to press replay after replay where upcoming Kate’s Soulfood by singer-guitarist Allan Harris is concerned. It’s just obvious the need to keep listening for more to get even more detail. Read more here.
by Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz, Episode 41 Surprising is a word that perhaps best describes Grammy® nominated artist, Thana Alexa, an extraordinarily creative force in music. An awe-inspiring vocalist, composer, arranger and producer – for whom the voice is both a lyrical and experimental instrument – her music pushes the boundaries of the genre … Read More
By Alexa Peters, Audio Femme Music has always served as a battle cry and a balm during particularly tumultuous times, and in 2020—when injustices like the disproportionate impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on BIPOC, the slaying of George Floyd by police, the assault on immigrant, women’s, and LGBTQIA rights by the Trump Administration became apparent—music … Read More
by Philip Booth, JazzTimes “It’s probably no coincidence that Brandi Disterheft’s prowess as a bassist, on her fifth album as a leader, shines particularly bright on “The Pendulum at Falcon’s Lair” and “Del Sasser,” as both were penned by bass players: the former, with its tricky, sprinting bebop line, by Oscar Pettiford and the latter, … Read More
by Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition Boston-based guitarist Eric Hofbauer is probably one of the most underrated jazz-plus guitarists who is woefully unknown to many people. The prolific musician has released close to 25 albums which represent various facets of his artistry, from solo projects to band records; from original compositions to covers; and more. In … Read More
by Martin Johnson, JazzTimes At a quick glance, the Royal Bopsters’ new recording, Party of Four (Motéma), appears to be a straightforward continuation of their 2015 debut, The Royal Bopsters Project. The group remains a quartet carrying the torch of vocalese from Lambert, Hendricks & Ross, the Manhattan Transfer, and New York Voices. Like their debut, the new album … Read More
by Shannon Fontana Listen to the full podcast interview here.
by Ivana Ng, DownBeat “If Aaron Burnett makes music that reflects the times we’re living in, then the saxophonist’s Jupiter Conjunct is an earnest and introspective journey in search of hope, clarity and momentum. His compositions blend avant-garde elements, bebop and electronic textures to artfully create space for The Big Machine, a band he’s played with … Read More
By Shae Fontana, Bleu Bop Todays podcast features Allan Harris who is releasing a new studio recording Kate’s Soulfood. Available on February 12th. Listen to this podcast here.
by Kira Grunenberg, DownBeat “Confidence immediately rises from bassist Brandi Disterheft’s Surfboard.” Read the full review here.