REVIEW: Leon Lee Dorsey’s ‘Thank You, Mr. Mabern!’ – Glide Magazine

January 18, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

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

ANNOUNCEMENT: Dee Daniels’ New Release: ‘Let Freedom Ring (The Ballad of John Lewis)’ Video Now Available

January 18, 2021Press Reel, Special Announcement

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

REVIEW: Mehmet Ali Sanlikol’s ‘The Rise Up: Stories of Strife, Struggle and Inspiration’ – Jazzword

January 16, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

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

REVIEW: Teodross Avery’s ‘Harlem Stories: The Music Of Thelonious Monk’ – Downbeat

January 14, 2021Uncategorized

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

NEW RELEASE: Logan Richardson’s Fifth Studio Album AFROFUTURISM Due Out March 12

January 14, 2021New Release, Press Releases

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

PODCAST: All That’s Jazz – Episode 43 Gregg August

January 13, 2021Interviews, Press Reel

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.