FEATURE: Vanessa Rubin Featured on WCPN

February 19, 2019Features, Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

Vanessa Rubin Makes Jazz Composer Tadd Dameron Sing by Dan Polletta, WCPN Tadd Dameron was one of the most important composer/arrangers of modern jazz, but outside of “If You Could See Me Now,” and a few other songs, the Cleveland native’s works really haven’t been performed by vocalists. Vanessa Rubin decided to change that with “The Dream Is … Read More

ALL ABOUT JAZZ: Dave Liebman – Archives And Improvisations – The Past And The Now Of A Life In Jazz

January 31, 2019Features, Press Reel

Victor L. Schermer, All About Jazz Prolific saxophonist, composer, band leader, and educator Dave Liebman is a living legend, an NEA Jazz Master who has been making waves since the 1970s and never stops growing, learning, and discovering. His autobiography, What It Is (Scarecrow Press, 2012, with Lewis Porter) is an honest probing of his more than half century experience … Read More

BEST OF JAZZ: Bandcamp Features Greg Ward’s “Stomping Off From Greenwood” in January’s Best of Jazz Round-Up!

January 30, 2019Features, Press Reel

Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Greg Ward Presents Rogue Parade Stomping Off From Greenwood There’s a menacing presence to the new one from Greg Ward. It gets in your face, and it chooses strength over subtlety more often than not. That’s what commands attention. But the slithery tempos and electronic idiosyncrasies are the sources of the album’s … Read More

THE PLAYLIST: The New York Times Features Greg Ward & Rogue Parade’s “The Contender”

January 21, 2019Features, Press Reel

Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times Greg Ward and Rogue Parade, ‘The Contender’ The alto saxophonist Greg Ward’s new album, “Stomping Off From Greenwood,” has the rusted, resonant sound of so much beat-driven jazz coming from Chicago natives today (Jeff Parker, Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill). But its instrumentation — alto sax, two guitars, bass, drums … Read More

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Greg Ward’s “Stomping Off From Greenwood” Reviewed by Martin Johnson

January 17, 2019Features, Press Reel, Reviews

‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’ by Greg Ward Review The saxophonist’s Rogue’s Parade ensemble reveals its invigorating rapport on a new album. By Martin Johnson, The Wall Street Journal With the aim of furthering his jazz career, alto saxophonist Greg Ward moved from Chicago to New York 10 years ago. He accomplished his objective by returning … Read More

TRACK FEATURE: WBGO Features Greg Ward’s “The Contender” on Take Five

January 14, 2019Features

Greg Ward Presents Rogue Parade, “The Contender” by Nate Chinen, WBGO Greg Ward is a Chicago-based alto saxophonist who knows how to reconcile different elements: acoustic and electronic, precise and volatile, inside and “out.” He has an arresting new album, Stomping Off From Greenwood, that brings this gift into clear focus, with a batch of new … Read More