Catherine Russell’s ALONE TOGETHER Celebrates GRAMMY Nod and a Year of Accolades

December 17, 2019Best of 2019, Press Releases, Special Announcement

Catherine Russell’s Alone Together – A Year of Accolades – Currently GRAMMY ® Nominated For Best Jazz Vocal Album “Alone Together” Voted Best of The Year by Gene Seymour, Scott Yanow, Michael Bailey and Downbeat Magazine *Read about Catherine in the December Issue of JazzTimes here!* *Catherine Russell sings “Merry Christmas Baby”  with Jazz at Lincoln … Read More

BEST OF 2019: Emma Frank – Come Back – Pop Matters

December 10, 2019Best of 2019, Press Reel

By Will Layman, Pop Matters Here is another record that probably shouldn’t be thought of as “jazz” but that is shot through with the kind of harmonic and melodic light that comes from this music. Emma Frank is a hush-voiced singer and writer of subtly brilliant songs, and this is her second recording with pianist … Read More

BEST OF 2019: Greg Ward’s ‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’ Among Chicago Tribune’s Best of the Year

December 4, 2019Best of 2019, Press Reel

by Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune The title evokes the rambunctious spirit of saxophonist Ward’s album, but there’s more to this music than just its high-level energy. Ward’s unusual instrumentation, unorthodox sonorities and intricately layered music-making give listeners a great deal to ponder amid all the hyperactive improvisation. Ward’s signature tone on alto – keen and … Read More