By Jon D’Auria, Bass Magazine In the middle of the pandemic year, jazz bassist Brandi Disterheft did what few others were able to accomplish when she released her lighthearted and uplifting fifth album, Surfboard. Featuring 14 arrangements of classics from both Brazilian and American songbooks, the album couldn’t have come at a better time, as its … Read More
By Bass Magazine Outside In Music is thrilled to announce the September 17, 2021 release of Rare Peace, the debut album from bassist and composer Ben Tiberio. Tiberio has become a staple on the NYC jazz scene, his scintillating playing can be heard alongside such jazz greats as Ari Hoenig, Dayna Stephens, Gretchen Parlato, and Joel Ross, whose … Read More
By Jon D’Auria, Bass Magazine “Returning with her sophomore album, New York bassist Adi Meyerson offers a six-song journey that was inspired by the work of avant-garde visual artist Yayoi Kusama. Matching the ambition and energy of Kusama, Meyerson’s compositions are ambitious and fearless, which suits her bold bass playing in the best way possible.” … Read More
By John-Paul Shiver, 48hills “Listening to this, it’s funky and nimble, moving at times with big band orchestration, but somehow still feels free.” Read the full review in 48hills’ ‘Bandcamp Friday Picks’ article here.
By Alix Cohen, Cabaret Scenes “Hilary Kole has one of the most luscious voices in jazz today. Limber vocals, outstanding control, original phrasing, and stylistic musical surprises define her work. Her enunciation seems effortless. This classic material lands fresh.” Read the review here.
By Stephen Mosher, Broadway World “And it was a pleasure, from start to finish, as this laid-back gentleman took an unassuming stance just left of stage center and rode a musical wave created by a killer band, allowing him to focus on unblemished vocals that impressed and entertained.” Read the full review here.
by Rob Lester, Talkin’ Broadway “In love and music, misery always loves company and catharsis. No wonder the cautionary lament “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” about the agonizing symptoms of a broken heart is still around and being recorded. It has survived for 80 years, following its first near-death experience of being cut from … Read More
Pianist Richard D. Johnson Presents His Expressive New Release, First Glance due out August 27, 2021 via Afar Music Pianist and composer Richard D. Johnson is proud to announce the release of his latest recording, First Glance, due out August 27, 2021 via Afar Music. The product of a spontaneous recording session, this all-original program … Read More
By Editor, Inside:Cool Music Magazine umaini, the new album by Madrid-born, New York-based saxophonist and composer Berta Moreno is an uplifting and joyous musical journey that takes listeners on a tour of Kenya. Informed by the bandleader’s life-changing experience volunteering in the Kawangware region several years ago, this heart-led new release intertwines elements of soul, jazz, … Read More
by Scott Yanow, LA Jazz Scene Read both reviews in full here.