by Ed Enright, Downbeat Jeff Coffin, the saxophonist best known for his ongoing work with the chart-topping rock group Dave Matthews Band and his 14-year tenure with the triple-Grammy-winning jazz-bluegrass outfit Béla Fleck & the Flecktones, has become his own cottage industry. Read the full feature here.
By R. J. Deluke, All About Jazz Some jazz drummers, as remarkable as they may be and as successful as their careers are, just aren’t suited to drive a big band. It’s not for every percussionist. But every big band needs a good one or the effort will fall short. A ship needs a rudder. … Read More
Reviews by Alex Henderson, Scott Yanow, Jim Motavalli Feature by Suzanne Lorge Several LLP artists were reviewed and featured in the most recent July 2021 issue of The New York City Jazz Record. Reviews of Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol‘s The Rise Up, Alex Conde‘s Descarga for Bud, Charnett Moffett‘s New Love, and the Generations Quartet‘s Invitation … Read More
By Stephen Mosher, Broadway World Good day, Broadway World Cabaret readers, and Happy Pride! For Gay Pride Sunday we have a really special interview for you, one that I have been saving for weeks, just for today. Read more here.
by Ron Schepper, Textura Vibraphonist Jalen Baker discusses his musical career and debut album This Is Me, This Is Us, which Textura also reviewed. Read the full review here and the interview here.
By Lee Megner, JazzTimes Giveton Gelin Quintet, Camilla George, and Dayramir Gonzalez & Habana enTRANCe will compete for $15,000 grand prize and other benefits at the festival on Sept. 5. Read more here.
By Andrew Gilbert, Oakland Side Charnett Moffett was still a toddler when his family relocated from New York to Oakland in 1970, and he hadn’t graduated from elementary school yet when the musical clan returned to the East Coast. But even at that tender age his extraordinary trajectory was fueled by his experiences in the … Read More
Consummate Vocalist and NYC Jazz Staple Hilary Kole Announces the Release of her Eagerly-Awaited New Album Sophisticated Lady out July 23, 2021 “Kole is about as polished as they come without losing a whit of warmth. Her vocal range and control remain astonishing.” Theater Pizzazz Consummate vocalist and New York City jazz staple Hilary Kole … Read More
By Ted Panken, Downbeat On Descarga For Bud (Sedajazz), pianist Alex Conde brilliantly extrapolates the complex beats and duende-suffused ambiance of flamenco music onto the sublime, turbulent compositions of Bud Powell, who transferred the linear innovations of Charlie Parker onto the piano. Read more here.
By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! As soon as we mention the Deer Head Inn, the jazz readers of these pages will realize that the Horizons Quartet are local to this writer. Yet, keep in mind that the venue is home to many reputable musicians and a gig location for many prominent NYC-based musicians. After … Read More