By Jeremy Smith, Last Row Music Trombonist Kasperi Sarikoski is quite familiar with the NYC scene having studied at The Juilliard School, played with Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and several A-list artists. After completing his Artist Diploma at Juilliard, Sarikoski moved back to his native country Finland to continue his music career. Currently, lead … Read More
Mosaic Records Announces the Release of The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 – 66, Detailing the Jazz Luminary’s Stellar Output in His Latter Years Mosaic Records is proud to announce the April 10, 2021 release of The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 – 66, a … Read More
By Simon Spillet, Jazzwise Death and taxes, we’re assured, are the only certainties in life. I’d add another: that the discography of trumpeter Chet Baker will forever continue to expand, much like the known universe, despite the fact that the trumpeter himself checked out in 1988. Read more here.
By Brian Priestley, Jazzwise Compared to the compilation jointly credited to Parker and Tristano (reviewed above) this is the real thing, curated by Lennie’s daughter Carol. Previously unreleased, it has three sessions with trusted duo partners, all of them his pupils, which ensures the focus is well and truly on the master. Read more here. … Read More
By Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz Five years passed between the debut release from PLS.trio and this follow-up. East River (Echo Chamber) was one of the best albums of 2015 and elevated the piano trio format in a way that had not been heard since the Esbjorn Svensson Trio first made their mark. Read more … Read More
By Peter Quinn, Jazzwise This multi-generational paean to the art of vocalese not only introduces a superb new quartet – project instigator and soprano Amy London, alto Holli Ross, tenor Darmon Meader, and bass Dylan Pramuk – but also pays fulsome homage to ‘The Royal Bopsters’. Read more here.
By Kevin Le Gendre, Jazzwise Although recorded in concert at Berklee, the primary statement from newcomer Alonzo Demetris is that this beacon of musical education is not about incarceration, regardless of how tough rehearsal regimes may be. Instead, he is referring to the soul-destroying phenomenon of the ‘prison industrial complex’, which has notoriously exploited African-Americans … Read More
By Mike Hobart, Jazzwise With Jupiter namechecked as an inspiration and four tracks titled after the planet’s moons, the influence of Sun Ra and spiritual jazz should not come as a surprise. Joel Ross’s vibes have an inherently otherworldly air and Aaron Burnett’s quickfire tenor saxophone stutters and grainy tone are rooted in the work … Read More
Saxophonist and Composer Daniele Germani Will Release Debut Album A Congregation of Folks on March 26, 2021 via Gleam Records “Daniele Germani’s first recorded document of his music as a leader is full of soulful, personal expression. I was captured by Daniele’s sweet sound and his quartets wonderful collective spirit and creative dialog throughout.” – … Read More
By Gerrod Harris, Spill Magazine If ever there was a single album that acted as a gateway to the genre for generations of jazz school students while also managing to push the style forward, so much so that it’s lasting impact is still felt today, The Dave Brubeck Quartet’s Take Five is a definite contender. … Read More