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
By Ron Schepper, Textura “After making an auspicious debut with her 2018 release Where We Stand, Adi Meyerson takes a significant artistic leap forward on her follow-up. Original, ambitious, imaginative, adventurous—I Want To Sing My Heart Out in Praise of Life is all that and more. “ Read the full review here.
Rainy Days and Hot Culture Present Innovative Jazz Festival in St. Petersburg, Russia First Phase of Rainy Hot Culture Days Festival Runs August 19 – September 4 Rainy Days, renowned jazz record label based in St. Petersburg, Russia, has once again teamed up with popular YouTube channel Hot Culture to present Rainy Hot Culture Days … Read More
Pianist and Composer Alex Brown Captures the Vibrant, Transformative Power of Musical Camaraderie on New Album, The Dark Fire Sessions, Due Out on October 15, 2021 NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. – Alex Brown is an electrifying rising artist in the New York Jazz scene, whose vision, musicality, and abilities as both a pianist and composer … Read More
By Mike Borella, Avant Music News “Sometimes you just need to kick back with some serious music. Pianist and composer Gabriel Zucker’s latest effort is a double album that covers a dramatic span of musical styles, from big band sounds, avant jazz, art song, chamber music, and tripped-out rock.” Read the full review here.
By John Chacona “Saudade describes a pensive, melancholic longing, a bittersweet, somewhat diffuse sense of absence. It’s a Brazilian word and a universal emotion that Korean-born pianist Haeun Joo captures effectively on her debut recording ‘We Will Find.’” “Pittsburgh-born bassist Leon Lee Dorsey has had a busy 2021. In January he released “Thank You Mr. Mabern,” … Read More
By Phil Freeman, Stereogum “Bassist/composer Adi Meyerson’s second album is a tribute to Japanese visual artist Yayoi Kusama, whose repetitive patterns of dots and curved figures are intended to provide a kind of utopian space into which the viewer can escape.” Read the full review in Stereogum’s August 2021 “The Month In Jazz” here.
By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene “Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey and legendary drummer Mike Clark are a tandem that just keeps on chugging, raising curiosity as to who will be the third member to join them on their next outing. Freedom Jazz Dance marks their fourth collaboration, having begun with 2019’s Monk Time (with guitarist Greg Skaff, 2020’s Play Sgt. Pepper (with pianist … Read More