by Jim Hynes, Making a Scene “..The album title seems especially apt as Debriano and bandmates seem to glide in and out of many grooves and styles rather seamlessly. At times, just as you feel you might be missing something, you as a listener are placed in a new and different context, flashing from one … Read More
by Will Layman, PopMatters “Andy Milne is a pianist who has often been in the thick of experimentation with form and with jazz collision with hip-hop in certain forms. It’s cool, then, to encounter The Remission, on which he leads a piano trio (with John Hebert on bass and drummer Clarence Penn) assaying two jazz standards … Read More
by Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine “Recorded in July 2019, just two months before the passing of great pianist and composer Harold Mabern, Thank You, Mr. Mabern! features the leader, bassist Leon Lee Dorsey, and drummer Mike Clark in a trio. This posthumous release is not only Dorsey’s personal farewell to the beloved Mabern, but marks six decades of music from the pianist … Read More
Cellar Music Group is proud to announce the January 18th release of the music video for “Let Freedom Ring (The Ballad of John Lewis)”, the powerful forthcoming single from vocalist Dee Daniels. Filmed at the Christ Church Cathedral in Vancouver, British Columbia, this evocative tune was inspired by the life of US Civil Rights Leader … Read More
by Ken Waxman, Jazzword “A complex but not complicated work The Rise Up is a tripartite orchestral tone poem dealing with Sufi, Sephardic Jewish and Muslim Middle Eastern history with American soprano saxophone master Dave Liebman as chief soloist. With each section divided into three parts, Turkish-American composer Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol’s score melds scraps of … Read More
by Francis Davis, NPR The 2020 NPR Music Jazz Critics Poll ranked Lakecia Benjamin’s Pursuance: The Coltranes among their list. Read the full article here.
by John Murph, Downbeat Saxophonist Teodross Avery’s latest disc, Harlem Stories: The Music Of Thelonious Monk (WJ3), is both a homecoming and tribute. Monk’s music entered Avery’s life in the 1980s, when he was a teenager. While growing up in California’s Bay Area, he was already checking out jazz through either his father’s album collection or through … Read More
Logan Richardson’s AfroFuturism is out on March 12th via Whirlwind Recordings Whirlwind Recordings is proud to announce the March 12th release of AfroFuturism, the fifth album by alto saxophonist, producer, and composer Logan Richardson. Richardson’s career has been marked by his deep engagement with the Black American improvised music tradition as much as by his … Read More
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly If guitar giant Russell Malone gives a guitarist an endorsement, as he does on this album by fellow six stringer Andrew Renfrow and bassist Luke Sellick, then this collection of nine duets deserves your attention. Read this review here.
By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz Bassist Gregg August spans the classical, avant-garde, jazz and Latin jazz worlds making him one of the most versatile musicians on the scene today.As a jazz bassist Gregg is a member of the JD Allen Trio. Listen to this podcast here.