REVIEW: Itai Kriss & Telavana “Supermoon” – Textura

January 6, 2022Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Shepherd, Textura New York-based flutist Itai Kriss titled the tracks on his third album with his Telavana ensemble after the signs of the Zodiac, with each composition his attempt to translate a sign’s character into sonic form. That’s certainly as good a concept as any to facilitate the creation of musical material, but … Read More

NEWS: Albums from Christiane Karam and Mathis Picard Listed on 10 Albums You Need to Know, January 2022 – Jazziz

January 5, 2022Press Reel

by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “On Nar, visionary vocalist/composer Christiane Karam melds Middle Eastern and Balkan aesthetics with contemporary jazz alongside her quartet with pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, cellist Naseem Alatrash, bassist Peter Slavov and percussionist Keita Ogawa. This is her first full-length release in nine years.” “Pianist Mathis Picard explores early influences and his inner musical world … Read More

NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD: JANUARY 2022

January 3, 2022Press Reel, Reviews

New York City Jazz Record, January 2022 Best of 2021 selections: BEST TRIBUTES OF THE YEAR / BEST CONCERTS OF THE YEAR Dave Liebman Expansions: Selflessness (Dot Time) BEST REISSUES OF THE YEAR Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966 (Mosaic) BEST DEBUTS OF THE YEAR Samara Joy: Samara … Read More

REVIEW: Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings – JazzWax

January 3, 2022Press Reel, Reviews

By Marc Myers, JazzWax The long-awaited Lennie Tristano box from Mosaic has just been released. Culled from previously unissued material found in the pianist’s personal collection by his daughter, Carol, Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings, 1946-1970features airchecks, remote wire recordings, live dates preserved by bandstand colleagues, solo tracks recorded at Tristano’s East 32nd Street studio in … Read More

REVIEW: Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre “Visión” – NewGenSalsa

January 2, 2022Press Reel, Reviews

By Walter Baez, NewGenSalsa Oscar Hernandez who is a master Pianist/arranger/producer who for 40 years has continued to inspire musicians with his musical talent. He is an amazing musical genius who is a 4X Grammy winner. He has recently released his latest Latin Jazz production entitled “Vísion” (View) with his Alma Libre Quintet. This production … Read More