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
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
By JazzTimes JazzTimes is honored to present the premiere of the video for “É Doce Morrer No Mar” by clarinetist Oran Etkin. This is the second video in a series that Etkin has launched as part of what he calls the Open Arms Project. Each month, he will release a new single on all major … Read More
By Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz Over the years, there have been many recorded tributes to John Coltranebut saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin takes the concept farther by paying homage to the work of both John and his wife, Alice Coltrane. Benjamin plays their compositions in a wide range of settings with a large cast of musicians, … Read More
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ The Week in Jazz is your roundup of new and noteworthy stories from the jazz world. It’s a one-stop destination for the music news you need to know. Let’s take it from the top. Read The full article here.
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
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
By Jim Benitez, WICN On Latin Jazz Now this Friday, May 22 at 7 pm, you’ll have the pleasure of enjoying Spanish Harlem Orchestra’s latest release, “SHO The Latin Jazz Project” in its entirety, as it will be released the same day. You don’t want to miss this! Read the full feature here.
By Travis Rodgers Jr, The Jazz Owl Sissy Castrogiovanni is it incredibly talented singer, songwriter, and producer. Her new album Terra is her second album as leader and is sung in its entirety in Sissy’s Sicilian dialect. The album is a crossroads of her various influences from Sicily and the Mediterranean, the rhythms of Africa, … Read More
By Carol Martin, All Jazz Radio Listen to some hearty jazzy funk and blues, if you’re down with the COVID lock, and find joy in spotifying or youtubing a few of these artists, local and worldwide. All Jazz Radio receives loads of albums sent for broadcasting, so here are a few briefly reviewed for your … Read More