By Jamie Sandel, Capital Bop When Alex Hamburger played CapitalBop’s last DC Jazz Loft at Union Arts, in 2016, it was clear that she had a lot to say — and was ready to take her music on the road. Read more here.
VIDEO FEATURE: Grant Richards’ Live Performance of “Ballyhoo” – LATIN JAZZ NETWORK
By Danilo Navas, Latin Jazz Network Grant Richards – a pianist deeply immersed in bebop and the blues – leads his music in a bold and emergent new direction with Ballyhoo, an Afro-Cuban celebration of a previously unspoken dream, finally realized in a tangible elation of musicianship, culture, and unbridled wonder. Richards, like the great … Read More
FEATURE: Ten Tracks by Marcus Miller I Can’t Do Without…by Richie Goods – London Jazz News
By Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News Pittsburgh-born bassist Richie Goods has a massive and varied experience and discography: the Headhunters, Lenny White, Louis Hayes and the Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band, Milt Jackson, Russell Malone, Vincent Herring, the Manhattan Transfer and Walter Beasley, Polly Gibbons Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys….Read more here.
FEATURE: Dave Liebman puts late-period John Coltrane into an accessible frame – WBGO
By Greg Bryant, WBGO NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman’s new release, Selflessness, is a passionate reimagining of the John Coltrane songbook. Liebman and his Expansions ensemble have cracked the code to a concept seldom expressed in previous renderings of Coltrane’s most burning mid-to-late-period compositions. Read more here.
JAZZ FM’s Bandcamp Fridays Picks – October 2021: Tomoko Omura & Itay Kriss – Jazz FM
By Ruth Fisher & Rouhangeze, JAZZ FM Jazz FM loves and supports new music. So, our team have chosen artists and albums that they’re excited about for Bandcamp Fridays… Read more here.
Best Jazz On Band Camp: Dave Liebman Expansions “Selflessness” The Music of John Coltrane – Jazz FM 91
By Adam Feibel, Jazz FM 91 Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman has always declared that if he had to name one primary influence and inspiration, it would be John Coltrane. This new tribute to the sax legend finds Liebman returning exclusively to the soprano sax backed by his working band Expansions. Together, … Read More
FEATURE: Playing the Changes Influential Drummer Mike Clark Is More Than the Master of Funk – JAZZIZ
By Editor, JAZZIZ It’s one week after the remnants of Hurricane Ida left much of New York City severely flooded. Mike Clark is on the phone discussing the harrowing ride home he had on the night of the storm with fellow drumming pioneer Lenny White after White’s gig at Birdland. Read more here.
THE WEEK IN JAZZ: Lucy Yeghiazaryan and Vanisha Gould, In Her Words – JAZZIZ
By Matt Micucci, Jazziz New York-based vocalists/songwriters Lucy Yeghiazaryan and Vanisha Gould released their debut collaborative LP on September 24. Read more here.
FEATURE: With ‘Girl Talk,’ Sasha Dobson Returns to Standards and Swing, in a New York State of Mind – WBGO
By Greg Bryant, WBGO Singer-songwriter Sasha Dobson’s latest album, Girl Talk, is an engaging return to her first love: standards and swing. Read more here.
FEATURE: Sprouting Anew – Rachel Eckroth returns to her jazz roots on “The Garden” – Tucson Weekly
By Jeff Gardner, Tucson Weekly As the absurdity of the last 18 months would have it, it took musician and singer Rachel Eckroth returning to the desert to release an album titled The Garden—admittedly, it’s not a standard album, either. So the story of how The Garden came to be might actually make sense in … Read More