by Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz In his ‘Best Recordings of 2021’ list, All About Jazz reviewer Jerome Wilson includes Charnett Moffett’s New Love and Marques Carroll’s The Ancestors’ Call. Read the full article here.
by Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Several LLP clients have received honors from Jim Hynes on his yearly roundup of 2021’s Best Jazz Albums. Among the Top 20 was Gerry Gibbs for his record Songs From My Father. The honorable mention section also features members of the LLP roster, including: The Baylor Project – Generations Ulysses … Read More
by David Figueroa, KCBX “Skyline, the most recent work from master Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, is a gem of trio jazz produced on his 5Passion record label. Jazz heroes of his childhood, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jack DeJohnette, join Rubalcaba on this richly-satisfying collection of music from three jazz giants.” Read the full Best … Read More
Saxophonist and Composer Calvin Johnson Delves Deep Into New Orleans Culture On His New Release Notes of a Native Son, due out February 18, 2022 Saxophonist, composer, and actor Calvin Johnson has been steeped in the history and tradition of one of America’s most iconic cities, New Orleans, since birth. A third-generation musician to inherit … Read More
by Brad Barker, JazzFM.91 “Lorne Lofsky is one of Canada’s most respected guitar players. So when he released his first recording as a leader in nearly 25 years, the music community took notice.” Read the full Year in Review article here.
by Mike Flynn, Jazzwise “The live recording comes from a 25 July performance at Yoshi’s and includes two new Moffett compositions, including the track ‘Remembering Your Love’, a spiritual, danceable and swinging ‘jazz standard’ with a Brazilian/Latin tinge penned by Moffett and Herzen. Herzen’s rich vocals ride the syncopated inter-locked swing of the bass, drums … Read More
by Karl Ackermann, All About Jazz Read Karl Ackermann’s Best Creative Music Of 2021 roundup here.
by Bob Weinberg, Jazziz “Gonzalo Rubalcaba first glimpsed the New York skyline in 1993, when he was granted permission to travel from his native Cuba to attend a memorial service for Dizzy Gillespie. Ironically, Gillespie had been angling to bring the young pianist to the U.S. to tour with him, but had been repeatedly denied … Read More
by Ted Panken, Jazziz “Perhaps the most demanding function in today’s jazz ecosystem is the bass chair in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which Carlos Henriquez assumed in 2002, when he was 22.” Read the full feature here.
by Shaun Brady, Jazziz “In whatever language you speak, esperanza — “hope” in English — has been in distressingly short supply of late, between the turmoil of political divisiveness and the tragedy of a rampaging global virus. But that’s precisely why Negroni’s Trio decided to christen their vibrant 11th album Esperanzas (Sony Latin).” Read the full feature article … Read More