REVIEW: Lakecia Benjamin Reviewed on Jazz Desk

May 26, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Dela Dat Här, Jazz Desk Alto saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin belongs to a new generation of musicians for whom Coltrane do not automatically mean John. Sure, she plays some of his most famous songs like “Alabama”, and some parts from A Love Supreme, but she plays just as many compositions by pianist and harpist Alice … Read More

REVIEW: Vince Ector: Theme For Ms. P. – Jazz Journal

May 26, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Ronald Atkins, Jazz Journal Growing up in Philadelphia, Vince Ector recorded his first album under the leadership of organist Charles Earland and the music here reflects that kind of ambience, with originals mixed with tunes from beyond the usual orbit that are given a jazzy tinge just as Earland would do. The opener, for … Read More

REVIEW: Gabriel Chakarjis’s New Beginning – The Jazz Owl

May 22, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Travis Rodgers Jr, The Jazz Owl Gabriel Chakarji’s New Beginning is a testament to the young pianist and composer who is deeply committed to the grace and power of his musical heritage. Born in Caracas Venezuela, Gabriel grew up in a culture full of music that encompasses and transcends Afro-Venezuelan Folk, Caribbean, Brazilian music, … Read More

REVIEW: The 8-Bit Big Band Reviewed on Musicalmemoirs’sBlog

May 22, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs’s Blog The Full album of this unusual music project is available on Apple Music Spotify and Bandcamp. The concept was for musicians and video game music fans to collaborate and create a piece of music to celebrate the great video game songbook. Unique, right? During this production, they employed hundreds … Read More