THE WEEK IN JAZZ: Elsa Nilsson SXNE Featured By JAZZIZ

May 8, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Elsa Nilsson Debuts New Group Via New Album: Just a few months after the release of Hindsight, flutist/composer Elsa Nilsson debuts a new group, South by North East (SXNE) with a digital-only album, for human beings, out May 15. Released in response to COVID-19, this is a five-piece improvised suite featuring … Read More

FEATURE: Clark Sommers Pivots For Unpredictibility – JazzTimes

May 8, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Lee Megner, JazzTimes There’s something about jazz musicians from Chicago. A certain physicality mixed with intelligence, as well as a blend of earthiness and urbanity. Bassist Clark Sommers, best known for his tenure with Kurt Elling, fits that prototype of a Chicago jazz musician. Sitting in a café on the Celebrity Infinity during the … Read More

FEATURE: Dave Liebman Manifest The Elements – Downbeat

May 6, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Bill Milkowski, Downbeat After 37 years of living in the bucolic scenery of Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania, a stone’s throw from the Deer Head Inn in Delaware Water Gap, Dave Liebman and his wife, oboist-composer Caris Visentin Liebman, moved back to the Big Apple, where the reedist with the prodigious output was born 73 years ago. … Read More