by John Fordham, The Guardian “South Korean Jihye Lee was first an indie pop singer, then a jazz composer prodigy whose work has been compared to the legendary Gil Evans and Maria Schneider. Daring Mind, a contrast-packed big-band set produced by Darcy James Argue with Lee, shows just why in its dizzying sweep from bebop to … Read More
by Mike Greenblatt, Goldmine Magazine “There are piano trios and then there are PIANO TRIOS. Skyline (5PASSION) is one of the latter.” Read the full review here.
by Matt Silver, WRTI If, as a Brubeck fan, all that sounds discomfiting to you, recall the old master’s advice cited above. Zaleski has, and I suspect Brubeck would find Our Time a fine execution of the lessons he sought to impart. Read the feature here.
Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater: January 1 – January 31 Schedule Birdland Jazz Club and Birdland Theater are kicking off 2022 with a full slate of nightly performances. At Birdland Jazz Club, catch Birdland Big Band Featuring Nicole Zuraitis, Bill Charlap Solo Piano, Dee Bridgewater and Bill Charlap, Ron Aprea Big Band, Ann Kittredge: … Read More
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Vocalist/composer Christiane Karam will release Nar, her first album in nine years, on January 28. The record finds her melding Middle Eastern and Balkan aesthetics with contemporary jazz alongside her quartet with pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, cellist Naseem Alatrash, bassist Peter Slavov and percussionist Keita Ogawa. The announcement comes with the release of … Read More
by J Hunter, Nippertown “The jazz economy wasn’t in great shape even before the first iteration of COVID came down the pike. That’s why it warms my heart to see independent labels like Outside In Music keep on keeping on – primarily because it’s the indie labels that give young turks like bassist Ben Tiberio … Read More
Oz Noy, Ray Marchica and Ugonna Okegwo present Riverside, a new trio recording out January 21, 2022 via Outside in Music Oz Noy, Ray Marchica and Ugonna Okegwo are pleased to present Riverside, out on January 21, 2022 via Outside in Music. Their first release as a trio, Riverside is a fresh, life-affirming collection of … Read More
by CBC Music Staff “From the lush, string-laden opening bars of Cory Weed’s What is There to Say?, you know you’re in for something special. The Vancouver saxophonist and impresario’s 18th album as a leader coincides with the 20th anniversary of his prolific Cellar Jazz label (which grew out of his much-missed Vancouver jazz club of … Read More
by Brett Callwood, LA Weekly “Grammy-nominated keyboardist, singer and songwriter Rachel Eckroth is in the midst of a super-productive career spell. The Arizona native, who had a six-year stint in L.A. between Phoenix and her now-home of Tucson, has just released a new solo album called The Garden. Not only that, but she’s the keyboardist in St. Vincent’s band, … Read More
Celebrated Saxophonist and Author Adam Larson Announces the Release of the Fiery With Love, From Chicago, The First in the Instrumentalist’s Trilogy of Trio Releases on Outside in Music, Out February 11 Outside in Music is pleased to announce the February 11, 2022 release of the spirited new album from saxophonist Adam Larson, With Love, … Read More