REVIEW: Bruce Harris “Soundview” – Making A Scene!

June 3, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! Trumpeter Bruce Harris is a died-in-the-wool New Yorker, having grown up in the Soundview section of the Bronx (hence the title) and living now in the Sugar Hill section of Harlem.  The album is a tribute to his community and family in both places and Black American Music. Read … Read More

REVIEW: Tomoko Omura “Branches Vol. 2” – Textura

June 1, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Scheper,  Textura From her 2015 release Roots to the two instalments in her Branches project, Tomoko Omura’s Japanese heritage continues to be a remarkably fertile source of inspiration, ideas, and source material for the New York-based jazz violinist. The second chapter makes for a wonderful companion to last year’s inaugural Branches volume and … Read More

REVIEW: Charnett Moffett “New Love” – Textura

June 1, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Schepper, Textura Charnett Moffett’s astonishing bass command is evident throughout New Love, his seventh release as a leader for Motéma Music and seventeenth overall. His playing alone warrants the release’s recommendation, but there’s considerably more to like about the project beyond his fretless electric. All twelve songs are compact statements, and his primary … Read More