By Allen Morrison, Downbeat No jazz vocal group in the 20th century cast a longer shadow than Lambert, Hendricks & Ross. But all their qualities are echoed in the work of The Royal Bopsters. The group’s first album in 2015 included guest appearances by all-time jazz vocal greats and conveyed the sense of a torch … Read More
By Kevin Johnson, No Treble ust under two years ago, the jazz world suffered a major blow with the loss of pianist Harold Mabern, who mastered the post-bop sound. Now his final studio recording is available thanks to bassist and band leader Leon Lee Dorsey. Read more here.
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Allan Harris, Kate’s Soulfood (Love Productions): Soulful vocalist/guitarist Allan Harris showcases his deft songwriting ability and draws heavily from a deep well of childhood memories on his new studio recording, Kate’s Soulfood, produced by Kamau Kenyatta and featuring an A-list backing band. Read more here.
By John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald This one instantly passes the hairs-on-the-back-of-the-neck test – that slightly creepy chill, not unlike the first waft of cool night air following a hot day in the desert. After a Jewish upbringing, Chicago-based pianist/composer Ryan Cohan only reconnected with his estranged Arab father and the paternal side of … Read More
By BWW, Broadway World Next month, renowned vocalist and guitarist Allan Harris will release his long-awaited new studio recording Kate’s Soulfood. Available on February 12th, 2021 via Love Productions Records, Kate’s Soulfood is a spirited, soul-drenched ten track recording that pays homage to Harris’ home of Harlem, NYC as only he can. Read more here. … Read More
By Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Daily It would be easy to peg this music as simply a byproduct of various influences. The musics of Santi Debriano’s native Panama, and his long-time roots in the nucleus of New York City, can be directly felt on Flash of the Spirit, as can the experience of his collaborations with … Read More
Rainy Days Records Launches Hot Culture Series, Announces Digital Album Out February 26, 2021 When the age of coronavirus commenced last March, Eugene Petrushanskiy, the Director of the Rainy Days Records jazz music label in St. Petersburg, Russia, turned to YouTube to showcase the live performances of his artists in collaboration with Hot Culture. As … Read More