by Alix Cohen, Woman Around Town “If you’re a fan of 1920s-1950s jazz, blues, R&B, or swing, and unfamiliar with Catherine Russell, you’re missing not only real time embodiment of historical music genres, but immense listening pleasure.” Read the complete album release concert review here.
by John Fordham, The Guardian “Cecil Taylor, the technically awesome, stylistically and temperamentally uncategorisable African American piano virtuoso, died in 2018. Four years later, much of a previously lost November 1973 concert at New York City’s town hall (originally sidelined because one track runs to 88 minutes) has emerged..” Read the full article here.
Bassist Roberto Occhipinti presents The Next Step due out March 4, 2022 via Modica Music Modica Music is delighted to announce the release of Roberto Occhipinti’s latest record The Next Step on March 4, 2022. Joining Occhipinti to explore a tightly synthesized collection of influences from his diverse career are two musicians with roots in … Read More
by George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly “The combination of the inspiring subject matter, the adroit mixing of solos and themes as well as the kaleidoscopic changing of moods made for an exhilarating absorption of sounds and atmospheres. Suitable for listening or framing.” Read the full concert review here.
by Michael J. West, JazzTimes “..Spring of Two Blue-J’s, one of the great concert triumphs of free-jazz pianist Cecil Taylor’s career, is just the shorter second set from a two-set night? Perhaps it’s not the world-reshaping news that the recent spate of new Coltrane releases has been, but it’s big, and the newly released full … Read More
Vocalist Chiara Izzi Presents Multicultural Masterpiece on ‘Live in Bremen’ due out March 11, 2022 via Dot Time Records Award-winning vocalist Chiara Izzi presents her new live recording project, Live in Bremen, marking her second album release on Dot Time Records. Due out March 11, 2022, Live in Bremen flaunts the New York-based, Italian singer-songwriter’s … Read More
Lakecia Benjamin to Tour this March as Mid Atlantic Tour Artist Upcoming Performances by the in-demand saxophonist will take place in Delaware, Maryland and Pennsylvania In 2021, the masterful and charismatic saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin was selected as one of the 2021-2022 Mid Atlantic Tours Artists as a part of the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation (MAAF). … Read More
Cellar Music Group Announces Archival Imprint From Reel to Real Recordings of ‘Pepper Adams with The Tommy Banks Trio: Live at Room at the Top’ 2 LP-Set Record Store Day Release on April 23, 2022 Deluxe CD/Digital with 2 bonus tracks on May 6 Package includes extensive booklet with rare photos, essays by Gary Carner … Read More
Jazz singer and TikTok sensation Samara Joy stops by the TODAY plaza and performs “Stardust” off her self-titled album, accompanied by Pasquale Grasso on guitar. See the full performance here.
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Vocalist Somi will release her full-length personal tribute to the legendary Miriam Makeba on March 4. Pre-order Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba here. The new single from the album is a sultry minimalist take on “Love Tastes Like Strawberries.” Somi performs the song with Gregory Porter as a duet, in … Read More