THE WEEK IN JAZZ: John Minnock’s Performance of ‘You Don’t Know What Love Is’ – Jazziz

July 26, 2021Features, Press Reel

by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Vocalist John Minnock has shared with us his live performance of the classic song, “You Don’t Know What Love Is,” also featuring saxophone great Dave Liebman. The performance was recorded last year at New York’s Feinstein’s/54 Below, where Minnock will be returning for a concert celebrating his most recent album, last … Read More

FEATURE: Ulysses Owens Jr. Plays it Forward — Downbeat

July 2, 2021Features, Press Reel

By Gary Fukushima, Downbeat On the opening track of drummer Ulysses Owens Jr.’s new big band album, he plays five sharp rim shots, which catapult the band into “Two Bass Hit,” the brash John Lewis/Dizzy Gillespie composition first recorded by Gillespie and his jazz orchestra in 1947. However, this arrangement is closer to the sextet … Read More

FEATURE: Ulysses Owens Jr. Plays it Forward – Downbeat

July 2, 2021Features, Press Reel

By Gary Fukushima, Downbeat On the opening track of drummer Ulysses Owens Jr.’s new big band album, he plays five sharp rim shots, which catapult the band into “Two Bass Hit,” the brash John Lewis/Dizzy Gillespie composition first recorded by Gillespie and his jazz orchestra in 1947. However, this arrangement is closer to the sextet … Read More