by Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs In her latest blog post, Dee Dee McNeil spotlights International Jazz artists, including new releases from Tim Hagans, Alí Bello, and Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol. Read the full reviews here.
By Herb Boyd, DownBeat Charnett Moffett’s latest reminds us, once again, that his quicksilver imagination matches the speed of his fingers. His vocalized electric bass pulsates across these 12 tracks, sometimes setting a fevered pace for guitarist Jana Herzen, and the drummers Corey Garcia and Malick Koly, or slowing the tempo to allow the meditative … Read More
By Ron Schepper, Textura Alí Bello separates himself from his jazz violin-playing colleagues by grounding his music in the rhythms and musical traditions of Venezuela and the Caribbean. Joined by his Sweet Wire Band and guests Regina Carter, Jaleel Shaw, and others on his sophomore effort Inheritance, the New York-based Bello draws heavily on both … Read More
By Pierre Giroux, All About Jazz Cory Weeds, who is the executive producer of Soundview, is also the major domo behind The Cellar Music Group. This Vancouver, B.C. entity is committed to providing black artists with the opportunity to record and showcase their talent under the guidance of well-known trumpeter Jeremy Pelt. This initial release … Read More