by Phil Freeman, Stereogum “There are some gentle, acoustic soundscape pieces on the album named for his grandfathers’ respective hometowns, but there are also some pieces where he plugs in and gets loud. ‘2RS’ is one of the latter.” Read the full song review in the October 2021 Month in Jazz article here.
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “On November 15, Mosaic Records and Dot Time Records will release a 6-CD set offering a most comprehensive portrait of jazz luminary Lennie Tristano’s musical genius.” Read The Week In Jazz here.
by George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly “There are times when you don’t even have to listen to an album, but you know that you’re going to get it just because of who’s on it. Bassist Ron Carter, drummer Jack DeJohnette, pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba…any more questions?” Read the full review here.
by Troy Dostert, All About Jazz “Finding one’s inspiration in an iconic figure like John Coltrane presents a huge challenge for any musician. The sheer scope of the master’s vision and the uniqueness of his instrumental voice can become overwhelming—particularly if the ultimate aim is to forge one’s own path. But over a long and highly accomplished … Read More
by Allen Michie, Artsfuse “At 75, Dave Liebman pays tribute to John Coltrane by still doing what Coltrane would surely have wanted him to do: to look within and find truths that are a wellspring of rewarding and challenging music for the rest of us.” Read the full review here.
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “New York-based jazz vocal quartet The Royal Bopsters recently released a vocalese bonus track recorded during the session of their acclaimed 2020 sophomore album, Party of Four. The single is a sparkling take on ‘Jazz Jump’ with melody by Lester Young and vocalese lyrics added by King Pleasure.” Watch the full … Read More
Juno Award-Winning Bassist Dave Young Presents New Record Mantra, due out November 5 via Modica Music Modica Music is delighted to announce the November 5 release of Mantra, the latest album from Canadian bassist and Juno award-winning member of the Order of Canada, Dave Young. Young is one of Canada’s most celebrated bassists. A first-call … Read More
Mosaic Records and Dot Time Records Announce the November 15th Release of Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings 1946 – 1970, A Definitive Compendium of Never-Before-Released Groundbreaking Material From Tristano’s Personal Tape Collection Dot Time Records and Mosaic Records, in partnership for the first time, are thrilled to announce the release of Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings 1946 … Read More
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater: November 1 – November 30 Schedule Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are proudly open this November with a full slate of nightly performances! At Birdland Jazz Club, catch Bill Charlap Duets with Houston Person, Jon Faddis, Chris Potter and Ron Carter, Peter Cincotti, Jihye Lee Big Band, The … Read More
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Pianist/composer/educator Dave Meder’s Unamuno Songs and Stories is a response to recent sociopolitical turmoil in the U.S., using the writings of Spanish Civil War-era philosopher Miguel de Unamuno as a historical analogy.” Read the full article here.