NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS PICK: Meg Okura & The Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble @ Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola – Aug. 20th

August 17, 2018Features

Giovanni Russonello, New York Times MEG OKURA AND THE PAN ASIAN CHAMBER JAZZ ENSEMBLE at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Aug. 20, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.). “Ima Ima” is the new album from this impressive violinist and bandleader, and her fourth with the Pan Asian Chamber Jazz Ensemble. It’s a record of grandiloquent beauty that transitions easily from grooves to … Read More

FEATURE: No Treble Features Scott Petito’s “Rainbow Gravity”

August 17, 2018Features, Reviews

Kevin Johnson, No Treble Composer, producer, engineer, and bassist Scott Petito has released Rainbow Gravity, a new album featuring an all-star cast of musicians. His music comes to life thanks to saxophonist Bob Mintzer trumpeter Chris Pasin, guitarist David Spinozza, keyboardists Rachel Z, David Sancious and Warren Bernhardt, vibraphonist Mike Mainieri, and percussionist Bashiri Johnson. Petito also got … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Quad (Russia) Reviews Eden Bareket’s “Night”

August 17, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Quad Иден Барекет родился в Буэнос-Айресе в 1987 году, с 2013 года живет в Нью-Йорке, но вырос и стал джазовым музыкантом в Израиле. Здесь в девять лет он начал играть на альт-саксофоне, а в пятнадцать перешел на баритон-саксофон, с которым не расстается с тех пор. Иден закончил консерваторию в Тель-Авиве, приобрел опыт … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Adison Evans’ “Meridian”

August 13, 2018Features, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura There’s a long tradition in jazz of US artists decamping for Europe, with moves to Paris by the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Dexter Gordon two of the better-known cases. Baritone saxophonist Adison Evans did something similar in 2014, though in her case the destination was a farmhouse in Asciano, a small … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Flavio Silva’s “Break Free”

August 10, 2018Features, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly Soulful moods are created by guitarist Flavio Silva as he teams with a supporting cast of Seamus Blake/ts, Alex Ayala/b, Curtis Nowosad/dr, James Francies/key and Michael Mayo/voc for some toe tapping originals. The team shows it flex it’s muscles as they drive hard on “Brooklyn Bound” and with Nowosad riding the … Read More

REVIEW: Adison Evans’ “Meridian” Gets a 4-Star Review from All About Jazz

August 8, 2018Features, Reviews

Hrayr Attarian, All About Jazz On her second release as a leader, the buoyant Meridian, saxophonist Adison Evans demonstrates remarkable maturity as both a composer and a performer. Evans drew inspiration from the idyllic Tuscan village where she retreated to pen the music that comprises this intriguing album. The opening title-track sets the mood with the right balance … Read More