By Rob Lester, Talkin’ Broadway Life and love—but mostly love, or the lack thereof, or some lust—from a woman’s point of view are what’s examined in the selections on In Her Words. It presents a dozen perspectives performed by skillful singers Lucy Yeghiazaryan and Vanisha Gould. Oops—the word “and” gives the wrong idea; make that … Read More
By Andrew Gilbert, The Mercury News “Mike Clark hasn’t lived in the Bay Area for some four decades, but the New York-based drummer never cut his deep ties to the region. Best known as an architect of East Bay funk for his work with Herbie Hancock in the mid-1970s, he’s always considered himself first and … Read More
By Jazziz Like many recording projects slated for 2020, pianist Miki Yamanaka’s fourth session as a leader was changed from a live club date to the safer, minimally staffed surroundings of a home studio. And while the club’s audience certainly would have elicited greater excitement, this eight-song set of six standards and two originals is … Read More
By Danilo Navas, Latin Jazz Network Grant Richards – a pianist deeply immersed in bebop and the blues – leads his music in a bold and emergent new direction with Ballyhoo, an Afro-Cuban celebration of a previously unspoken dream, finally realized in a tangible elation of musicianship, culture, and unbridled wonder. Richards, like the great … Read More
By Stephanie Steele, Bite-Size Jazz “Listen to the full interview to learn more about Miki Yamanaka’s music and experience as a musician in New York. She opens about moving to New York, becoming fluent in both English and music, the tough love she received at jam sessions and now dishes out as the host, which … Read More
By Paul, Best of Jazz What should you expect in Jazz this month? This is our November 2021 Selection of albums that have already been released or have yet to be released this month (What to Wait For?). These albums got our full attention and should be worth your time. Read more here.
By Editor, Bass Musician Magazine Young is one of Canada’s most celebrated bassists. A first-call musician for the likes of Oscar Peterson, Tommy Flanagan, Kenny Barron, Oliver Jones and Cedar Walton, he has commanded an international career spanning some fifty years. Read more here.
By Stephanie Steele, Bite-Size-Jazz The sound of big bands brewed a love for jazz that carried Miki Yamanaka from her home in Japan all the way to New York City. Listen to this interview here.