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Month: March 2021
REVIEW: Gustavo Cortiñas “Desafio Candente” – Latin Jazz Network
By Raul Da Gama, Latin Jazz Net t turns out that time and again the artist and not the politician or even diplomat is his country’s ambassador. Certainly this is true of culture, but more and more it is becoming obvious that the artists wears the flag of culture much better than even those elected … Read More
NEWS STORY: DC Jazz Festival plans a return to in-person shows in September – Capital Bop
By Jackson Sinnenberg, Capital Bop The DC Jazz Festival is aiming for a return to in-person programming this fall, including some events at the Wharf in Southwest, organizers announced this week. Read. more here.
FEATURE: Harris Links His Artistic & Soul Food Memories – Downbeat
by John Murph, Downbeat Growing up in Brooklyn, singer and guitarist Allan Harris regularly visited his mother’s family in Harlem on the weekends. His aunt, Kate Ingram, owned a popular luncheonette, Kate’s Home Cooking on the corner of 8th Avenue and West 126th Street. In addition to serving soul-food staples such as fried chicken, collard … Read More
REVIEW: Sounds of A & R: “Questions Left Unanswered” – Jazz Weekly
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Vocalist April May Webb co-leads with trumpeter Randall Haywood (Hence the “A” and “R” moniker) along with a team of Charlie Sigler/g, James Austin/p, Nathan Webb/dr, Jacob Webb/b and Riza Printup/p for an album of messages and emotion. Read more here.
REVIEW: A MILLENNIAL SOUNDTRACK? The 8-Bit Big Band: Backwards Compatible – Jazz Weekly
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Ready for the Great Video Game Songbook? The 8-Bit Big Band is an orchestra ranging anywhere from 30-65 musicians. They take the themes from their collection of video games and put them into a jazz environment. It’s weird, but it works! Read more here.
REVIEW: Purist, Bluesy Swing From Trombonist Mariel Bildstein – New York Music Daily
By Delarue, New York Music Daily Mariel Bildstein may be best know as the high-voltage lead trombonist in Arturo O’Farrill‘s Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra, but she’s also a composer and bandleader. Her new album Backbone – streaming at Bandcamp – is a straight-up, swinging, purist mix of tunes from across the ages. Bildstein maintains a remarkable … Read More
NEW RELEASES: Rainy Days Records Releases Digital Albums From Arseny Rykov and The Evgeny Ponomarev Quartet
Straight from St. Petersburg – Rainy Days Records Releases Two Digital Albums in April: Forgotten Melody by Arseny Rykov on April 2 and Clockwise by the Evgeny Ponomarev Quartet on April 30 For the past three years, Saint Petersburg based record label, Rainy Days Records, has worked to change the perception of modern Russian music … Read More
COVER: The Jazz Rag Features Dave Brubeck Cover Story + Reviews of Royal Bopsters, Charles McPherson, Champian Fulton, Dot Time Artists and More
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REVIEW: Lorne Lofsky ‘This Song Is New’ – London Jazz News
By Denny Ilett, London Jazz News Canadian Lorne Lofsky (b.1954) is a name that guitarists of all persuasions, over the last four decades, have consistently held in awe for his extensive harmonic and melodic language which, at times, has his guitar sounding almost like a piano. Read more here.