NEW JAZZ ADDS: WTJU Features Michael Eaton’s “Dialogical”

June 18, 2019Features, Press Reel

Dave Rogers, WTJU Tenor and soprano saxophonist Michael Eaton offers this session with other voices in the “dialogical” which is defined as  “thinking that involves a dialogue or extended exchange between different points of view or frames of reference”. (http://www.criticalthinking.org/pages/glossary-of-critical-thinking-terms/496). These performances are fascinating and often delightful. Eaton’s quartet features Brad Whiteley (piano), Daniel Ori … Read More

TAKE FIVE: Roxy Coss Featured on WBGO’s Take Five

June 16, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Nate Chinen, WBGO Roxy Coss, “Don’t Cross the Coss” Speaking of strong voices on the tenor saxophone, Roxy Coss recently announced a new video album, Quintet, to be released by Outside In Music on Aug. 23. The quintet in question is a corker, with Coss on tenor, Alex Wintz on guitar, Miki Yamanaka on piano, Rick Rosato on … Read More

FEATURE: Vivian Sessoms Interviewed by Jazziz.com

June 12, 2019Features, Interviews, Press Reel

Q&A, Vivian Sessoms: Songs in the Key of Life by MATT MICUCCI, JAZZIZ Singer/songwriter Vivian Sessoms’ new album, Life II, is out now via Ropeadope Records. This 12-track collection of originals and interpretations of songs by such artists as The Fixx and Stevie Wonder is a companion piece to Life I, released last November, through which she tells … Read More

FEATURE: Brandee Younger Profiled by Bandcamp Daily

June 12, 2019Features, Press Reel

by Marcus J. Moore, Bandcamp Daily Brandee Younger knows what she’s up against. As a harpist, she knows people will hear her music and drop the names Alice Coltrane and Dorothy Ashby. Younger is fine with that: Coltrane and Ashby are legends who are still somewhat underrated in the pantheon of all-time great jazz musicians. “It’s a compliment,” Younger says … Read More

FEATURE: Inside Hook Profiles Brandee Younger

June 11, 2019Features, Press Reel

Brandee Younger and the New Shape of Jazz to Come She’s brought her harp along to sessions for Drake, Common and Lauryn Hill. Now it’s time to freshen up the great American art form by Bonnie Stiernberg, Inside Hook Brandee Younger has just arrived for her gig at the Edition Hotel in New York City … Read More

FEATURE: Jazziz Includes Christian Li/Mike Bono’s “Visitors” in Auditions Round-Up!

June 8, 2019Features, Press Reel

Joe Woodard, Jazziz Strings play a much smaller role on Visitors (Tone Rogue), the debut album from co-leaders Christian Li (piano, keyboards) and Mike Bono (guitar). But when violinist Alex Hargreaves and string player Chris Marion insert their bowed sonic input, ears perk up. Hargreaves enlivens Li’s restless, antic “Little Rascals” and Bono’s tartly moody “Tango,” while Marion’s layered string sound … Read More

INTERVIEW/REVIEW: Brandee Younger Featured on Textura

June 7, 2019Features, Press Reel, Reviews

Five Questions with Brandee Younger by Ron Schepper, Texutra FIVE QUESTIONS WITH BRANDEE YOUNGER Currently promoting her latest release Soul Awakening, Brandee Younger brings a wealth of experience to any project with which she’s involved, jazz-related or otherwise. Though the classically trained, New York-based harpist has graced classical concert stages and performed with an array of … Read More