Drummer and composer Clemens Grassmann releases “Grass Machine,” a testament to the intersection of hard work and creativity that’s ushering in the rebirth of the New York Renaissance When the waves of lockdowns hit New York City, drummer and composer Clemens Grassmann was faced with a choice: falter and become demoralized, or focus, work, and … Read More
by Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine “Saxophonist, composer, and actor Calvin Johnson Jr. has one of the most soulful, bluesy tenor saxophone tones heard in recent memory.” Read the complete review here.
New York City Jazz Record, March 2022 Review by Anna Steegmann – Adi Meyerson – I Want To Sing My Heart Out In Praise of Life – Page 17 Review by Mark Keresman – Roxy Coss – Disparate Parts – Page 18 Review by Ken Dryden – Deanna Witkowski – Force of Nature – Page … Read More
by Jack Bowers, All About Jazz “Pianist Bill O’Connell, who has been at the top of his game for more than four decades with no signs of slowing down, says each of his albums is a snapshot of how he is feeling at a particular time in his life. A Change Is Gonna Come expresses O’Connell’s frame … Read More
by Lee Rice Epstein, The Free Jazz Collective “Taylor is a fascinating composer, and listening to sets of performances within the same year really help listeners focus on how the compositions were shifting and changing, where lines are played within clusters or through solo runs. Circulation of dubiously sourced bootlegs has filled many gaps in … Read More
by Ben Richmond, AfroPop Worldwide “For the last seven years, Somi has been grappling with the legacy of Miriam Makeba. The South African singer/songwriter and anti-apartheid activist is an icon and legend across Africa and elsewhere. But despite spending time in America, being right in the center of the mid-20th century New York jazz and … Read More
by Editor, JazzTimes JazzTimes is honored to premiere the video of “Make It Last” by vocalist Catherine Russell. The song, written by Dick Haymes and Bill Paxton, will appear on her forthcoming album Send for Me, which Dot Time Records will release on April 1. Watch the video premiere here.
The Baylor Project’s Generations Wins The Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal Category at the 53rd NAACP Image Awards On Thursday, February 24, The Baylor Project won their first NAACP Image Award for their acclaimed album Generations in the Outstanding Jazz Album – Vocal category. Generations, a masterful and soulful audio capsule, explores poignant stories of … Read More
Internationally Acclaimed Artist SOMI Releases “Khuluma” Featuring Vocalist MSAKI, out February 25 SOMI To Headline AfricaNow! Festival With ‘Somi and Friends: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba’ on March 19th at The Apollo Theater with special guests Dianne Reeves, Thandiswa Mazwai, and Msaki New York, NY – On February 25, GRAMMY-nominated vocalist Somi unveils her new … Read More
by Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here “The album’s full title – The Complete, Legendary, Live Return Concert at The Town Hall NYC November 4, 1973 – marks the release of all the material recorded at the New York Town Hall concert almost fifty years ago. In the pre-digital age it wasn’t viable to market a … Read More