WATCH: NextBop Premieres Rachel Therrien’s Video for “Haydée Santamaria”

December 5, 2018Premiere, Press Reel

Sébastien Hélary, NextBop Working Between New York and Montreal, French-Canadian trumpeter and composer Rachel Therrien released her fourth album, Why Don’t You Try, last year on the Multiple Chord Music label. The album features a quintet of Montreal standouts, namely Simon Pagé on electric bass, Charles Trudel on piano, Alain Bourgeois on drums, and Benjamin Deschamps … Read More

REVIVE MUSIC: Darren Barrett and Kurt Rosenwinkel Team Up For A Compelling Rendition Of “Con Alma” *TRACK PREMIERE*

October 4, 2018Features, Premiere

DanMichael Reyes, Revive Music At this point in their respective careers, Darren Barrett and Kurt Rosenwinkel serve as a bridge between up-and-coming musicians and the masters of old. Between the two of them, both men have studied and played alongside architects of this idiom while also leaving their mark and signature to rich tapestry of jazz. So whenever either … Read More

VIDEO PREMIERE: Jazziz Premieres Scott Petito & Jack DeJohnette’s “Dark Pools”

September 11, 2018Features, Premiere

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Award winning bassist, composer, producer and engineer Scott Petito is particularly known for working with such leading musicians in jazz and popular music as Dave Brubeck, The Band, James Taylor, Chick Corea, John Scofield and Jack DeJohnette, among many others. On August 1, he released his new album as leader, Rainbow Gravity, via Planet … Read More

TRACK PREMIERE: Revive Music Premieres “Gingerbread Boy” Off Henry Conerway III’s Debut Album ‘With Pride For Dignity’ – OUT TODAY!

September 4, 2018Features, Premiere, Reviews

DanMichael Reyes, Revive Music Premiere: Henry Conerway III Reinterprets Jimmy Heath Classic “Gingerbread Boy” Off Forthcoming ‘With Pride For Dignity’ Album Detroit-native Henry Conerway III released his debut album With Pride For Dignity today. Backed by pianist Kenny Banks Jr. and bassist Kevin Smith, the forthcoming 8-track album features Conerway’s brilliance as a composer with compelling original material like “Carvin’s Agreement” (named … Read More

TRACK PREMIERE: AFROPUNK Premieres Freelance’s “Your Love”

April 19, 2018Features, Premiere

Sound Check, AFROPUNK PREMIERE: ECLECTIC JAZZ GROUP FREELANCE RELEASES PASSIONATE LOVE LETTER TO THE AFRICAN DIASPORA Amongst all the noise of today is Revive Music’s FREELANCE “Your Love”. The song is a visceral melting pot that tells the story of a romantic courtship that leads to a journey through the African diaspora. With melodic conventions, … Read More

Nextbop Premieres Sharel Cassity’s Latest Single “Be The Change”

April 12, 2018Features, Premiere, Reviews

Sébastien Hélary, Nextbop Composer and saxophonist Sharel Cassity released her fourth album as a leader last week on Relsha Music. Evolve sees the introduction of Cassity’s new band Elektra comprised of trumpeters Ingrid Jensen, Marcus Printup and Freddie Hendrix, bassist Linda Oh, guitarist Mark Whitfield, pianists Miki Hayama and Richard Johnson, vocalist Christie Dashiell, drummers Jonathan Barber … Read More