FEATURE: What would three star tenor saxophonists sound like on the same record? A local label wondered the same thing – The Chicago Tibune

January 19, 2022Features, Press Reel

By Hannah Edgar, The Chicago Tribune If its title didn’t already tip you off, “Tenor Time” — out on jazz label AFAR Music this Friday — declares what it’s all about from the very first track. An uptempo rhythm section, flavored with sly chromaticism by pianist and AFAR founder and owner Richard D. Johnson, plugs … Read More

FEATURE: Rachel Eckroth Celebrates New Album, ‘The Garden’ and Grammy Nomination – LA Weekly

December 16, 2021Features, Press Reel

by Brett Callwood, LA Weekly “Grammy-nominated keyboardist, singer and songwriter Rachel Eckroth is in the midst of a super-productive career spell. The Arizona native, who had a six-year stint in L.A. between Phoenix and her now-home of Tucson, has just released a new solo album called The Garden. Not only that, but she’s the keyboardist in St. Vincent’s band, … Read More

FEATURE: Negroni’s Trio Discusses Inspiration Behind New Album, ‘Esperanzas’ – Jazziz

December 13, 2021Features, Press Reel

by Shaun Brady, Jazziz “In whatever language you speak, esperanza — “hope” in English — has been in distressingly short supply of late, between the turmoil of political divisiveness and the tragedy of a rampaging global virus. But that’s precisely why Negroni’s Trio decided to christen their vibrant 11th album Esperanzas (Sony Latin).” Read the full feature article … Read More