by Michael Toland, The Big Takeover “After gigging and recording as a sideperson for the last five years or so, young pianist Mathis Picard makes his full-length solo debut with Live at the Museum.” Read the complete review here.
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Vocalist Kristen Lee Sergeant revisits her formative feel for musical drama on her upcoming album, Falling. She paints a vivid musical portrait and showcases her natural penchant for storytelling on “Sisyphus.” The track is inspired by the mythical figure in Homer’s Iliad, who is punished for trying to resist death. Here, … Read More
Trumpeter and composer Kalí Rodríguez-Peña blurs the lines between genres as he pays homage to the 21st-century mindset with his hard-grooving debut, Mélange, out March 4, 2022 via Truth Revolution Records Trumpeter and composer Kalí Rodríguez-Peña has become a steadfast part of the New York music scene. From his upbringing in Cuba to his time … Read More
by Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine “The album runs the complete gamut in both tempo and emotion, with many beautiful moments to savor as it’s impeccably executed at every turn.” Read the complete review here.
by Ken Waxman, Jazz Word “Rudd’s slippery tailgate work and Baker’s wood tapping not only double the swing quotient, but confirms that modern-traditional link that makes this session so interesting. Rudd may be the best-known performer here. But both sessions point out the viability of the guitar-trombone combo.” Read the complete review here.
by David Whiteis, JazzTimes “Oscar Hernández, longtime pianist, arranger, and musical director for Rubén Blades’ orchestra and founder/musical director of the Grammy-winning Spanish Harlem Orchestra, wears his prestige lightly. This is his third recording since 2017 with the quartet Alma Libre (augmented here, at various points, by trumpeter Aaron Janik, vibist Joe Locke, and hand-percussionist … Read More
By Jeremy Smith, Last Row Music Next Level, an imprint of Outside In Music, is pleased to announce the March 11, 2022 release of Eleven O’ Seven, the debut album from rising trumpeter and bandleader Grace Fox. On Eleven O’ Seven, Fox premieres her powerful all-female ensemble, the Grace Fox Big Band. This multigenerational, multiethnic group ushers in the next era of musical … Read More
By Jeremy Smith, Last Row Music Sunnyside Records is proud to announce the March 25, 2022 release of The Normyn Suites by the Michael Leonhart Orchestra. The Normyn Suites is both a requiem and celebration, inspired by the life and death of the bandleader’s 15-year-old dog, a female mini dachshund named Normyn. The third album by the Michael Leonhart Orchestra features a pair … Read More
by Jeff McCord, KUTX “Throughout this material, Tristano shows breathtaking dexterity. It’s clear he could have forged a much bigger career for himself playing the music he loved. Instead, he was more than content to pass it on.” Read the complete article, “New Looks at Classic Recordings” here.
Leonor Falcón casts a new spell with her sophomore album Imaga Mondo Vol. II due out March 11th, 2022 via FalconGumba Records “Falcón’s ambitious and idiosyncratic debut reveals that she has the potential to craft a unique musical approach” – Troy Dostert / All About Jazz In 2017 when New York-based violinist and violist Leonor … Read More