By Ed Nightingale, EuroGamer Kirby, Nintendo’s pink ball mascot, may be about to suck up a win at the Grammy Awards. Read more here.
GRAMMY NEWS: Eight LLP Clients Earn GRAMMY® Nods Rachel Eckroth, The Baylor Project, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Carlos Henriquez, Bill O’Connell (Richard Baratta), Kenny Barron (Gerry Gibbs), Charlie Rosen (The 8-Bit Big Band) & Ricky Riccardi (Louis Armstrong) are among those nominated for the 64th Annual GRAMMY® Awards New York, NY – On Tuesday, November 23 at … Read More
By Ed Masley, AZ Central. Two albums made by Arizona artists will compete in the same category at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+ from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 31. Read more here.
By Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz Saxophonist Mark Zaleski actually studied at the Dave Brubeck Institute and got to know Brubeck and his wife Iola. This set of all Brubeck compositions mostly keeps their framework intact but reshapes them in intriguing ways. Read this review here.
by Nate Chinen, WBGO Read WBGO’s 2021 Holiday Gift Guide here, which includes The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia & RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946 – 66.
By Stephanie Steele, Bite-Size Jazz Bassist Michael Feinberg’s latest album takes you through the wild ride of the pandemic. Waking up “Every. Damn. Day” to the horrible news cycle of police brutality and out-of-control politicians, feeling a little “Janky in the Middle” of it all, and mostly just hoping you can see the light at … Read More
by Jim Hynes, Making A Scene “Throughout, there is such warmth and expressiveness in Weeds’ flawless lyricism, one can almost see him smiling at the results, while nodding to Dwyer that the project succeeded just as they had envisioned it.” Read the full review here.
by Joe Ross, Roots Music Report “Clearly, the band had fun bringing his compositions to life, as the juxtaposition of notes and rhythms create a unique experience of melody and groove. And beyond its groove, their creative music has become something even larger with its own forward momentum.” Read the full review here.
By Jeff Krow, Audiophile Audition Whenever I hear about a new “saxophone with strings” jazz release, I am excited and look forward to hearing the release. There has always been an intrigue about the saxophone and strings combination. It goes back to the iconic Charlie Parker and strings album from the 1950s. Parker had turned … Read More
By Simon Rentner, WBGO “Pianist, singer, and composer Rachel Eckroth is more than a musical chameleon. Her shapeshifting is so astonishingly dramatic that there is no upper limit to her creative identity.” Listen to the full episode of The Checkout here.