INTERVIEW: Andy Milne on The Jazz Session

May 7, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

By Jason Crane, The Jazz Session Pianist Andy Milne has just released his first trio album, The ReMission (Sunnyside Records, 2020), featuring bassist John Hébert and drummer Clarence Penn. In this interview, Milne talks about finally deciding to make a trio record; how the album coincided with both his fight against cancer and a new … Read More

INTERVIEW: Eric Hofbauer on The Jazz Session

April 30, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

By Jason Crane, The Jazz Session Guitarist Eric Hofbauer recently released Book of Fire (Creative Nation Music, 2020), the second in what will be a five-album series centered on the five aspects of the Chinese philosophy wu xing. In this interview, Hofbauer talks about the first two albums in the series; how he and bassist … Read More

INTERVIEW: Aubrey Johnson in Bleu Bop

April 28, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

By Shae Fontana, Bleu Bop Aubrey Johnson’s debut album, Unraveled, marks the jazz vocalist’s arrival as a composer, arranger, and bandleader. Johnson is joined by a group of amazing musicians: pianist Chris Ziemba, drummer Jeremy Noller, and bassist Matt Aronoff, all of whom she met during a session. Adding striking orchestral textures are Tomoko Omura … Read More

JAZZ REVELATIONS: Lakecia Benjamin on ‘Pursuance’ and the Coltranes (Feature Interview)

April 27, 2020Features, Interviews, Press Reel

Ally J Steel, Jazz Revelations Pursuance: The Coltranes is the latest project from the charismatic New York-based saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin. For the record, Lakecia surrounded herself with a collection of jazz masters and jazz nobility, such as Ron Carter, Gary Bartz and Dee Bridgewater (to name a few), and united them under the mystical music … Read More

INTERVIEW: Lauren Henderson in Simply Timeless

April 24, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

By Jay Daniels, Simply Timeless This week, Jay Daniels bring you a recent interview featuring vocalist Lauren Henderson and pianist Sullivan Fortner. Their 5th release together, The Songbook Session, is set to be released on April 24th. But the story of Lauren Henderson and Sullivan Fortner doesn’t begin there. During this interview, you’re going to … Read More

INTERVIEW: Lakecia Benjamin Interviewed by TEXTURA

April 2, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

By Ron Schepper, Textura FIVE QUESTIONS WITH LAKECIA BENJAMIN As career-defining moments go, it would be difficult to imagine one surpassing Pursuance: The Coltranes, Lakecia Benjamin’s masterful tribute to Alice and John Coltrane. Co-produced by Reggie Workman, the recording augments the leader on alto saxophone with a stunning, cross-generational array of musicians, from Workman and … Read More