REVIEW: Dustin Laurenzi’s Natural Language Digs Deep Into the Jazz Quartet Format with ‘A Time and a Place’ – PopMatters

October 23, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Chris Ingalls, PopMatters Dustin Laurenzi is a busy man with a list of musical projects that would make the average artist cower in intimidation. But unlike many overachievers who tend to spread their musical talents too thin, virtually everything the Chicago-based tenor saxophonist takes on is a thrilling journey. Read this review here.

REVIEW: Chad McCullough “Forward” – Making A Scene!

October 23, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! Trumpeter and composer Chad McCulloughreleases Forward, his eighth as a leader.  McCullough leads a quartet made up of three of Chicago’s best: pianist Rob Clearfield, bassist Matt Ulery, and drummer Jon Deitemyer.  Renowned producer Ryan Cohan augments the affair by contributing additional programming and part-writing to Forward; creating ambient layers for McCullough’s lyrical compositions and augmenting the … Read More

REVIEW: Alex Wintz “Live To Tape” reviewed on Something Else!

October 23, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Preston Frazier, Something Else! Guitarist, composer and educator Alex Wintz’s Live to Tape, set to arrive on Nov. 6, 2020, is is his first on Outside Music. It’s a compelling display of Wintz’s chops, taste and improvisational powers. Working with bassist Dave Baron and drummer Jimmy Macbride. Read this review here.    

NEW RELEASE: 3+1=Kasperi Sarikoski – Bleu Bop

October 21, 2020New Release, Press Reel

by Shae Fontana, Bleu Bop This Friday, October 23rd, Finnish trombonist and composer, Kasperi Sarikoski, will release his sophomore effort as a band leader on his new album 3 + 1. Released via Outside in Music, the album is a perfect soundtrack to these strange days. It is nostalgic, wistful, lonesome, and hopeful in its tone. The album … Read More