Downbeat Magazine – September 2022 Issue Reviews: Grant Stewart – The Lighting Of The Lamps (Cellar Music Group) Aaron Seeber – First Move (Cellar Music Group) Feature: Jonathan Barber – “The Drummer as Storyteller”
by George Kanzler, Hot House “No one is more a veteran than Sheila..” “Simplicity, John Minnock, features a singer with a great sense of jazz harmony and an inclination toward the storytelling of cabaret.” Read the full cover story on page 11 of Hot House’s August 2022 issue, here.
Listed on Chris Philips’ ‘The Blueprint C’ – Geoffrey Keezer’s Playdate and Harish Raghavan’s In Tense – Page 12 Listed on Zela Margossian’s Guest Chart – Lucy Yeghiazaryan and Vanisha Gould’s In Her Words – Page 12 Listed on J-to-Z – Kevin Eubanks and Orrin Evans’ EEE (Eubanks-Evans-Experience) – Page 12 Feature of Jonathan Barber … Read More
by Seton Hawkins, Hot House “After the two years of extreme uncertainty, this full-throttle launch into the spotlight marks a long-overdue live ovation for one of the alto saxophone’s exceptional voices.” Read the cover story on Lakecia Benjamin on page 15 of Hot House Jazz Magazine here.
by Caleb Campbell, Under The Radar “For years now, Montreal-based drummer Tommy Crane has made a name for himself in the worlds of jazz, indie and electronica, contributing to records from Aaron Parks, Charlotte Greve, Becca Stevens, The Briars of North America, and Half Waif. That expansive set of influences and talents is coming together on his … Read More
by Nate Chinen, WBGO “Now Berliner is about to release a much-anticipated follow-up, Onyx, on JMI Recordings. Due out on July 22, it sports an illustrious ensemble with Berliner on vibraphone, James Francies on piano and Fender Rhodes, Burniss Earl Travis II on bass and Marcus Gilmore on drums. Among the album’s special guests is alto saxophonist … Read More
by Will Friedwald, The New York Sun “‘Constellations,’ the latest from ChimyTina, is an outstanding effort — perhaps Ms. DaSilva’s most ambitious — in which the voice-bass duo is joined by four other players on various tracks.” Read the complete feature article here.
Interviews by Joel McIver, Bass Player Magazine “New York bassist Michael Feinberg is on a mission to evolve jazz..” “Dave Young is one of Canada’s most celebrated jazz bassists..” Read both interviews in the June 2022 issue of Bass Player Magazine.
by Ben Salmon, Bend Bulletin “Alexa is Croatian-American, and “ONA” means “she” in Croatian. ‘ONA is the musical expression of what being a woman means to me,” Alexa has said. “It is my discovery of the wild woman spirit within me and the experiences I’ve encountered in setting her free.’ If that sounds like something … Read More
by Hannah Edgar, Chicago Tribune “To guitarist Mike Allemana, who played in the quartet from 1997 until Freeman’s death in 2012, the elder jazzman’s husky sound wasn’t just singular: It bore witness to decades of Chicago’s musical history. Freeman got his start playing in swing bands as a precocious preteen, came of age during hard … Read More