REVIEW: 3 + 1 by Kasperi Sarikoski – Last Row Music

January 28, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

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

NEW RELEASE: Mosaic Records Presents: ‘The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 – 66’ out April 10, 2021

January 28, 2021New Release, Press Releases

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

REVIEW: Lennie Tristano “The Duo Sessions” – Jazzwise

January 28, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

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

REVIEW: The Royal Bopsters “Party of Four” on Jazzwise

January 28, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

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.  

REVIEW: Alonzo Demetrius: Live From The Prison Nation – Jazzwise

January 28, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

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

NEW RELEASE: Saxophonist-Composer Daniele Germani’s A CONGREGATION OF FOLKS out 3/26/21 via GleAM Records

January 27, 2021New Release, Press Releases

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