Rising Vocalist Samara Joy to Release Self-Titled Debut on July 9, 2021 via Whirlwind Recordings The winner of the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition is backed by the Pasquale Grasso Trio on this major debut Samara Joy is a singing star in the ascendancy. The young vocalist attracted attention in 2019 after winning the … Read More
By Joe Bebco, The Syncopated Times Reedsman Evan Arntzen is ready to make a splash in the jazz world with his third release as leader, a gem of an album on the award winning Dot Time Records. Catherine Russell has been releasing her Grammy nominated albums on the label and I would love to see … Read More
By Jack Bowers, All About Jazz Korean-born composer Jihye Lee is a musician who knows her own mind, whether it be relentless, unshakable, revived, dissatisfied or Daring, as on her second recording for Motema Records. Read more here.
By Mike Farmer, bebop spoken here An interesting debut album by St Louis-born trumpeter Marques Carroll was recorded on August 14-16 2020 at Palisade Studios in Chicago, a city that has produced many fine and influential jazz musicians. Carroll composed and arranged all eight tunes and his melodic thoughtful approach, together with his superb sound, … Read More
By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene As his debut received an enthusiastic endorsement from saxophone great Joe Lovano, that might be all the encouragement that the budding newcomer Daniele Germani needs. Indeed, A Congregation of Folks introduces a riveting and spirited voice on the alto saxophone, and an intriguing, unique composer. Read more here.
By Jeff Know, Audiophile Audition For jazz fans there is nothing like being in a club listening to live music. The ambiance, acoustics, and the audience response that inspires the band, contribute to the “listening experience” that can not be replicated at home. Because of the pandemic, we have not been able to listen to … Read More
Bass Legend Charnett Moffett Delivers Love Letter To Humanity on Trio/Quartet Album New Love, Due Out June 11, 2021 on Motéma Internationally acclaimed bassist-composer and bandleader Charnett Moffett further refines a virtuosic sound on New Love, his seventh leader release for Motéma Music, and 17th overall. An exploratory and vibrant follow-up to his 2018 recording … Read More
Renowned Violinist Alí Bello Presents Inheritance, His New Album Leading the Sweet Wire Band Featuring special guests Regina Carter, Jaleel Shaw, Jeff Lederer & Jorge Glem Due out May 7, 2021 via Tiger Turn Tiger Turn proudly presents Inheritance, the sophomore release by Venezuelan-born, New York-based violinist and composer Alí Bello. Due out on May … Read More
Celebrated Trumpeter and Composer Tim Hagans Announces the Release of A Conversation, Commissioned and Performed by the NDR Bigband, To Be Released on June 4, 2021 on Waiting Moon Records 3x GRAMMY-nominated composer and trumpeter Tim Hagans is pleased to announce the release of A Conversation, an all-new, original multi-movement concerto performed by the NDR … Read More
Horizons Quartet Will Release Self-Titled Debut On June 25, 2021 via PM Records Horizons Quartet features Dan Wilkins, James Collins, Gene Perla and Byron Landham Producers Dan Wilkins, James Collins, and Jeff Hiatt, along with Gene Perla and PM Records, are proud to announce the self-titled debut release from Horizons Quartet, coming June 25, 2021. … Read More