by Ted Panken, Jazziz “Perhaps the most demanding function in today’s jazz ecosystem is the bass chair in the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, which Carlos Henriquez assumed in 2002, when he was 22.” Read the full feature here.
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
By Bass Player The upright bassist returns with a new compositional style inspired by visual arts and synesthesia, and explains her method for us. Read more here.
by Bass Player Staff, Bass Player “Charnett Moffett has enjoyed a long and productive career in the jazz world, inspired by the example of his late father Charles Moffett, who played drums for Ornette Coleman.” Read the full feature here.
by Dee Dee McNeil, LA Jazz Scene “On his recent recording, Alex Brown weaves in his own fiery talents on piano and keyboard, enticing us to enjoy his composer skills.” Read the full feature story here.
by Ed Masley, Arizona Republic “Rachel Eckroth has just learned that she’s a first-time Grammy nominee when the writer from her former hometown paper calls to talk about the nominated album and her upcoming appearance at the Nash in downtown Phoenix..” Read the full feature article here.
By Ed Masley, AZ Central. Two albums made by Arizona artists will compete in the same category at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which will be broadcast live on CBS and Paramount+ from Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, Jan. 31. Read more here.
By Simon Rentner, WBGO “Pianist, singer, and composer Rachel Eckroth is more than a musical chameleon. Her shapeshifting is so astonishingly dramatic that there is no upper limit to her creative identity.” Listen to the full episode of The Checkout here.
By Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Puerto Rican master drummer/composer/arranger Henry Cole is known for his versatility and groove. Over the years, he has performed with many of the greats, from Miguel Zenón to Gary Burton and beyond. During this time of intense activity, he also developed his own idiosyncratic “mestizo sound,” which synthesizes African, Indigeound and … Read More
By Lucinda Breeding-Gonzales, Denton Record-Chronicle “Dave Meder didn’t set out to make a record during the pandemic. But when the University of North Texas music professor returned to some of his favorite literature — the poems and essays of 20th-century Basque-Spanish philosopher Miguel de Unamuno — he recognized a kinship between himself and the writer. … Read More