EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: Claudia Acuña To Perform Two Concerts at International Women Rising Festival on March 6th, 2021

February 26, 2021Event Announcement, Press Releases

Claudia Acuña To Perform Two Concerts at International Women Rising Festival on March 6th, 2021 Latin Grammy Award nominee Claudia Acuña, in association with Laudable Productions, will co-produce and perform a two-part musical celebration on March 6, 2021 in honor of International Women’s Day. The event will consist of two distinct concerts entitled “Wind from the South” … Read More

REVIEW: Leon Lee Dorsey: Thank You Mr. Mabern! – All About Jazz

February 26, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz He’s studied classical double bass with Ron Carter and he’s played alongside many of our most revered, among them Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey, andCassandra Wilson. Still, bassist/composer/arrangerLeon Lee Dorsey‘s name doesn’t roll off everyone lips when discussing the top ranks of today’s foremost, fearless bassists. But here’s breaking news: … Read More

FEATURE: The Pause Refreshes: Brandi Disterheft – Hot House

February 26, 2021Features, Press Reel

By Elzy Kolb, Hot House The pandemic pause appears to be winding down far sooner than Brandi Disterheft expected. When the shutdown began, “I thought it would last five years, I was budgeting for the worst,” says the Canada-born, New York-based bassist, singer and composer. “I’m optimistic now. I hope New York will recover quickly, … Read More

REVIEW: Santi Debriano: Flash of the Spirit – Textura

February 26, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Schepper, Textura Like its creator, Flash of the Spirit spans multiple traditions. After his family emigrated from Panama when he was four, acoustic bassist Santi Debriano grew up in Brooklyn; later enrolled as an ethnomusicology graduate student at Wesleyan University, he read Robert Farris Thompson’s Flash of the Spirit, whose questions about the … Read More

REVIEW: Papo Vázquez The Mighty Pirates Troubadours “Chapter 10: Breaking Cover” – Downbeat

February 24, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Howard Mandel, Downbeat Papo Vázquez’s Mighty Pirates Troubadours are stirring. The precise, greased-gear ensemble moves through smartly arranged, post-boppishly interpreted jazz with a Latin tinge, and the first six tracks here all are highlights. The swirling syncopations, tart horn hooks and earthy choruses bind in a way almost scientifically refined over decades: The ballad … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Ulysses Owens Jr.’s Big Band Debut SOUL CONVERSATIONS due out May 7, 2021 via Outside in Music

February 23, 2021New Release, Press Releases

Consummate Drummer and Composer Ulysses Owens Jr. Announces the Release of His Eagerly-Awaited Big Band Debut, Soul Conversations, Out May 7th, 2021 on Outside in Music Outside in Music is thrilled to announce the May 7th, 2021 release of Soul Conversations, the fiery tour-de-force from jazz luminary Ulysses Owens Jr. Soul Conversations marks the renowned … Read More