REVIEW: Evan Arntzen “Countermelody” – Talkin’ Broadway

June 18, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Rob Lester, Talkin’ Broadway With a playing time of an hour and five minutes, clarinet and sax player Evan Arntzen’s newest recording as leader gives us plenty of time to appreciate the sounds of individual instruments played by the seven men, soaring melodies, percolating rhythms, and five vocal tracks that enrich the celebration. But, … Read More

REVIEW: Tomoko Omura “Branches Vol.2 – Best of Jazz

June 18, 2021Uncategorized

By Paul, Best of Jazz New York-based Japanese jazz violinist Tomoko Omura has released Branches Vol. 2, the second volume of her compositions and arrangements based on Japanese folklore and traditional music. Tomoko Omura is accompanied by Jeff Miles on guitar, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Pablo Menares on bass, and Jay Sawyer on drums. Read … Read More

New Album: Bassist and Composer Adi Meyerson “I Want To Sing My Heart Out In Praise of Life” – Bass Musician

June 17, 2021New Release, Press Reel

By Editor, Bass Musician On her adventurous sophomore offering, Adi Meyerson takes listeners on a six-part musical journey inspired by the life and work of iconic avant-garde visual artist Yayoi Kusama. Using Kusama’s work and intentions as a springboard, Meyerson aims to create a sonic safe haven for listeners that mirrors an ideal, utopian society … Read More

ANNOUNCEMENT: John Minnock Will Return To Feinstein’s/54 Below on July 29 – BROADWAY WORLD

June 17, 2021Event Announcement, Press Reel

By Stephi Wild, Broadway World Renowned jazz vocalist John Minnock is thrilled to announce his return to Feinstein’s/54 Below, for a celebratory performance on July 29 at 9:45 PM. The much-anticipated program will celebrate the artist’s most recent album Herring Cove, which was released last year via Dot Time Records. Joining Minnock for this special … Read More

REVIEW: Acclaimed Vocal Duo The Baylor Project Team Up With A-List Band on “Generations” – Glide Magazine

June 17, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine The Baylor Project, married couple Marcus and Jean Baylor are the jazz/R&B counterparts to the engaging Americana couple War & Treaty.  Generations follows up their two-time Grammy-nominated 2017 The Journey and their third Grammy nod for the 2020 single “Sit On Down.” This new album features nine originals and two … Read More

REVIEW: Lauren Henderson “Musa” – Making A Scene!

June 16, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! Bilingual and multi-cultural jazz vocalist Lauren Henderson, who has appeared on these pages before, returns with an album that explores love and relationships in a blend of styles. The traditions that influence her sound, jazz, flamenco, and Afro-Latinx are here in a bigger way than they have been on … Read More