By Adam Feibel, Jazz.FM91 The new album by NEA Jazz Master and Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Liebman pays tribute to the music of his most primary source of influence and inspiration. Read more here.
By Ralph A. Miriello, Notes On Jazz The pianist Kirk Lightsey is perhaps a name that you may not be familiar with, but that is certainly not for lack of his possessing immense talent and sublime taste. The now eighty-four-year-old pianist and one-time flutist has certainly flown under many people’s radar, despite being a key … Read More
By Nate Chinen, WBGO Solo piano is a consecrated calling for Kirk Lightsey, who made his name partly on the strength of a series of albums in that format more than 35 years ago. So it would be accurate in some sense to hail his exquisite new release — I Will Never Stop Loving You, arriving … Read More
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman and his forward-thinking working band Expansions will release a new album, Selflessness, on September 3 via Dot Time Records. Read more here.
By Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz Small groups featuring piano continue to work their individual brands of magic throughout the jazz world. Here are some examples from the last few months. Read the reviews of Aliens & Wizards (Spike Wilner), First Steps (Philippe Lemm Trio) and Live At Vitello’s (Michael Wolff) here.
By Jazz Lives I shy away from hyperbole, but the new CD by Andy Farber and his Orchestra is a triumph. Read more here.
Cellar Music Group Announces a Thrilling Meeting of the Musical Minds With Michael Stephenson Meets The Alexander Claffy Trio Digital Release: September 10, 2021 CD Release: September 17, 2021 Vinyl LP Release: October 15, 2021 Cellar Music Group is pleased to announce the release of Michael Stephenson Meets The Alexander Claffy Trio. This jubilant new … Read More
By George Harris, Jazz Weekly “Canadian vocalist Angela Wrigley has a Memphis soul to her voice..” “Trumpeter Bruce Harris takes you back to the classic and vintage days of boppers like Blue Mitchell and Kenny Dorham on this swinging collection of tunes..” Read George Harris’ full reviews of Angela Wrigley’s You Don’t Know What Love … Read More
Michael Feinberg releases provocative new music composed throughout pandemic, due out October 22, 2021 Bassist and composer Michael Feinberg issues Hard Times, his eighth album as a leader spotlighting a fiercely integrative sound. At once stark and uplifting, the Fresh Sounds release expresses his layered response to the pandemic that, “offered some challenging opportunities,” according … Read More
Guitarist Eric Hofbauer and Drummer Dylan Jack Present Period Pieces, due out on October 22, 2021 via Creative Nation Music Creative Nation Music is delighted to announce the release of Period Pieces, the latest artistic offering from Boston-based guitarist/composer Eric Hofbauer and drummer/composer Dylan Jack. Working in constant dialogue with pulse, form and ‘freeness’, this album … Read More