By Richard B. Kamins, Step Tempest During the pandemic, we have gotten used to seeing and hearing small group performances. But, here are two classy large ensemble recordings that captured my attention and imagination. Read more here.
By Matt Micucci, Jazziz If you’re looking for some great new music to discover this weekend, look no further than our weekly New Release Cheat Sheet. This week, we bring you new music from Georgia Anne Muldrow’s latest project, a new live version of a Norah Jones hit classic from her forthcoming first-ever live album, … Read More
By David Kunian, Off Beat Magazine Jeff Coffin and Helen Gillet’s new cello/reeds duet record is both head-bopping in its meditative moments and thoughtful even when it hits a groove. Coffin, best known for his work with Dave Matthews Band, and Gillet, a true fighting, creative player on the cello, channel their inner Charles Lloyd … Read More
By Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Black Grooves Kansas City-born saxophonist Logan Richardson made his debut as a bandleader in 2007 with Cerebral Flow, an album that reflects his time performing with jazz musicians such as Pat Metheny, Joe Chambers, Billy Hart, Butch Morris, Stefon Harris and Jason Moran. Since then, Richardson’s work has become increasingly eclectic, ranging … Read More
By Nia I’man Smith, Black Grooves Within the musical canon of the genre traditionally known as “jazz,” Chicago’s legacy as birthplace or training ground for some of the genre’s most innovative and technically adept trumpeters is solidified by musicians such as Ray Nance, Louis Armstrong, Lester Bowie, Marquis Hill, and Corey Wilkes. With his stellar … Read More
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By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene Canadian jazz guitarist Lorne Lofsky delivers his first album in more than two decades with This Song is New. A master guitarist known for his pianistic voicings and virtuosic skill, Lofsky is considered one of Canada’s great musical treasures. Read more here.
Saxophonist Tim Mayer’s New Album Keeper of the Flame is Due Out June 4 via D-Clef Records D-Clef Records is proud to present the June 4, 2021 release of Keeper of the Flame, a new album from stalwart saxophonist and composer Tim Mayer and his octet, featuring bassist Rodney Whitaker, drummer Ulysses Owens, and Emmet Cohen … Read More
By Jonathan Blackman, Occhi Magazine Jihye Lee is a name that is quickly turning heads in the world of Jazz large ensemble writing. It’s a tale that neither herself nor many would have managed when she declared herself a jazz composition major at Berklee College of Music in 2011 after starting as a pop indie … Read More