By Laurie Burnette, Jazz London Radio Laurie Burnette interviewed vocalist and composer Thana Alexa to discuss her excellent CD ONA, released in spring 2020 and nominated for a Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Album. Listen to this interview here.
By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz Bassist Gregg August spans the classical, avant-garde, jazz and Latin jazz worlds making him one of the most versatile musicians on the scene today.As a jazz bassist Gregg is a member of the JD Allen Trio. Listen to this podcast here.
By Shae Fontana, Bleu Bop Todays podcast features Allan Harris who is releasing a new studio recording Kate’s Soulfood. Available on February 12th. Listen to this podcast here.
By Willard Jenkins, Open Sky Jazz The first time I caught Ralph Peterson, Jr. live was a 1986 performance by the Blue Note Records band Out of the Blue (OTB). The band, befitting its era as a sort of Young Lions on steroids unit, included Kenny Garrett on alto sax, Ralph Bowen on tenor sax, … Read More
By Jason Crane, The Jazz Session Pianist Miki Yamanaka‘s new album is Human Dust Suite. In this interview, Yamanaka talks about the artwork that inspired the suite; how she left a graduate program in seismology in Japan to become a jazz pianist in New York; why she chose the specific players who accompany her on … Read More
by Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz Listen to the full podcast episode here.
By Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz With a persistently active life and equally dynamic release schedule in his back pocket, alto saxophonist Patrick Cornelius continues to push the boundaries of the straight-ahead approach to jazz into a more modern context. Read more here.
By Friedrich Kunzmann, All About Jazz An incessant stream of new artists, new ideas, revisitations of old ideas and ever-shifting technological inventions continues to push jazz onward, forward into the 21st Century. While most of today’s music began taking root and developing in the turbulent jazz topographies of the last century, each new interpretation, extension … Read More
By Trish Hennesey, Blog Talk Radio First, a big thank you to Lydia Liebman – a publicist who takes her job seriously. She made it a point to convince Lakecia Benjamin that a Libra sister wanted to talk to her 🙂 HOW this Golden Goddess has the time to do ANYTHING after this year is … Read More
By Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Network Earlier this year – in July to be precise – I critiqued an amazing recording by Mafalda Minnozzi. The album was entitled Sensorial, a word that perfectly captured the rapturous manner with which the repertoire on the album has been interpreted by Miss Minnozzi. The dictionary meaning of … Read More