REVIEW: Michael Wolff’s ‘Live At Vitellos’ – Marlbank

March 25, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Stephen Graham, Marlbank “What appeals here? A combination of factors. Mark Isham’s work from his tenure with Van Morrison on such beautiful albums as Into the Music I know and like, Isham’s own classic modal mastery displayed on Blue Sun I used to play to death, and most topically the trumpeter-composer’s film work with Craig Harris recently on Judas and the … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Award-Winning Vocalist Dara Tucker to Release ‘Dreams of Waking: Music For a Better World’ on May 28, 2021 via Green Hill Music

March 25, 2021New Release, Press Releases

Award-Winning Vocalist Dara Tucker Announces the Release of Her Transcendent New Album, Dreams of Waking: Music For a Better World, Out May 28, 2021 via Green Hill Music Green Hill Music is proud to announce the May 28th, 2021 release of Dreams of Waking: Music For a Better World, the new album by consummate vocalist, … Read More

REVIEW: Jihye Lee Orchestra’s ‘Daring Mind’ – Making A Scene

March 24, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes “The possibilities for large jazz ensembles are wide ranging- from boring, to traditionally solid, to utterly fascinating. The latter is relatively rare, but when it occurs, it can be a stunning, awe-inspiring listen..This year’s first exhilarating entry is South Korean native Jihye Lee’s compelling project, Daring Mind. The Jihye Lee Orchestra has the conventional instrumentation of … Read More

REVIEW: Jihye Lee Orchestra – Daring Mind – Jazz Trail

March 23, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail After plunging our ears in this recording, there’s no way to deny that former pop singer Jihye Lee composes for jazz orchestra with unbridled imagination. Daring Mind is the follow-up to her debut release, April (2017), and includes nine compositions that, reflecting the bandleader’s first four years in New York, … Read More

REVIEW: Jihye Lee Orchestra: Daring Mind – Textura

March 22, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Schepper, Textura As excellent as the musicianship is on Daring Mind, the sophomore album from the Jihye Lee Orchestra, it’s the compositions by the South Korea native that recommend the release most. As the nine pieces show, she’s developed a distinctive and personal voice as a composer, and one that came about in … Read More

REVIEW: Renowned Saxophonist Jeff Coffin & Acclaimed Cellist Helen Gillet Team for ‘Let it Shine’ – Glide Magazine

March 22, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Let it Shine, is a surprising, expressive new duo album from renowned saxophonist, composer and educator Jeff Coffin and celebrated cellist, vocalist, and composer Helen Gillet. Together these two multi-instrumentalists, Coffin and Gillet, perform a total of 13 instruments, with Gillet occasionally augmenting the sonic tapestry with the looping of her cello. Additionally, … Read More