NEW RELEASE: Gustavo Cortiñas to Release Visual Album Desafío Candente on March 24, 2021 via Woolgathering

January 6, 2021New Release, Press Releases

Chicago Drummer/Percussionist Gustavo Cortiñas to Release Visual Album Desafío Candente on March 24th via Woolgathering Records Inspired by Eduardo Galeano’s The Open Veins of Latin America, Cortiñas’ new work explores the history of colonialism, imperialism and neoliberalism in Latin America with 30+ musicians and speakers from 11 different countries over the course of 14 tracks and … Read More

REVIEW: A Haunting, Hard-Hitting New Protest Jazz Suite From Trumpeter Alonzo Demetrius – New York Music Daily

January 5, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By delarue, New York Music Daily As grassroots resistance against the lockdown gains momentum and more parts of the country declare themselves free territory, we will soon have unprecedented opportunities to remake our world. As lockdowner governors are voted out and driven from office, we will have plenty of chances to give force of law … Read More

REVIEWS: Jazz ‘N’ More Reviews New Albums by Dave Brubeck, Aaron Burnett, the Kaleidoscope Quintet and Chet Baker/Wolfgang Lackerschmid

January 4, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

The Kaleidoscope Quintet- Dancing on the Edge by Michael van Gee This CD by the two masterful saxophonists and flautists Joe Lovano (*1952) and Dave Liebman (*1946), which was recorded at a concert on November 13th, 2013, in the well-known Deer Head Inn jazz club in Pennsylvania, can only be described as sensational, as it … Read More

LLP Artists Awarded in The 42nd Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2020 – Jazz Station

January 4, 2021Best of 2020, Press Reel

By Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Jazz Station Acoustic Piano Gonzalo Rubalcaba (“Viento Y Tiempo – Live At Blue Note Tokyo” w/ Aymée Nuviola –Top Stop Music/Sony Music Latin Fima Chupakhin (“Water” – self release) Sam Hirsh (“Quite Frankly – Introducing Sam Hirsh” – Umadas Music) Mike Bond (“The Honorable Ones” – Bounce Castle) Electric Piano Shedrick Mitchell … Read More

REVIEWS: Trio Grande & Aaron Burnett Reviewed on Musicalmemoirs’s Blog

January 2, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs’s Blog What do you get when you mix Mexican, Israeli and British cultures into a contemporary jazz album?  It’s like a ball of colorful yarn that unravels and spins songs featuring saxophones, guitars, drums and a splattering of keyboards?  The answer is, “Trio Grande.”  Read more here.    

BEST OF 2020: Thana Alexa, Regina Carter, Trio Grande Make List – 33third

January 1, 2021Best of 2020, Press Reel, Reviews

by Michael Ambrosino, 33third Trio Grande, Trio Grande If Sonny Rollins perfected the Jazz trio, then drummer Antonio Sanchez has perfected its distant electronic cousin. Trio Grande morphs Sanchez’s mastery with the talents of guitar savant Gilad Hekselman and fiery saxophonist Will Vinson, shaping an album that sounds much larger than just a trio. Propelled by this … Read More