WBGO Take Five features Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

January 28, 2017Features

Take Five: Hear Norah Jones, Larry Coryell, Matthew Shipp, Mark Whitfield and Jesse Stacken by Nate Chinen, WBGO In this installment of Take Five, our weekly playlist, you’ll find fathers and sons, a couple of farewells, and more than one refurbished jazz standard. We’ll start with one of those, featuring a singer you may know, giving … Read More

WTJU Features Mark Whitfield’s “Grace” in its New Jazz Adds

January 11, 2017Features

by Dave Rogers, WTJU Mark Whitfield – Grace (Marksman Productions): Guitarist extraordinaire Mark Whitfield brings out the family for this gift of fire, melody and spirited technique and it truly is a family affair. In addition to dad, the group also includes sons Davis (piano, keys) and Mark, Jr (drums). “Honorary” family member Yasushi Nakamura … Read More

Brandi Disterheft’s ‘Blue Canvas’ Featured on No Treble

November 29, 2016Features

by Kevin Johnson, No Treble Brandi Disterheft has returned with her fourth album as a leader, entitled Blue Canvas. With veteran pianist Harold Mabern and drummer Joe Farnsworth in tow, the jazz bassist/vocalist goes deep on a mix of classic and original tunes. “Aside from an array of classic standards from Clifford Brown, Bobby Timmons, … Read More

Matt Ulery’s ‘The Peacocks’ Chosen as a Top Song of October by Archaic Pop

November 7, 2016Features

Top 5 Jazz Songs – October 2016 by Paul Medrano, Archaic Pop #3 – Matt Ulery’s Loom/Large “The Peacocks” A precious world, out of time. This song (as well as the full album) reminds me of the universe at once baroque and futuristic of “Dune”, without tensions, only coated with sweetness. Magical. (extract from ‘Festival’)

An Interview with Matt Ulery on No Treble.

October 20, 2016Features

Looming Large: An Interview with Matt Ulery by Kevin Johnson, No Treble Matt Ulery has just released Festival, an ambitious album that features three distinct musical formats. Billed as Ulery’s Loom/Large, the core of the album features his regular Loom quintet bookcased by a jazz orchestra and his “festival” band. While each band brings a … Read More