THE PLAYLIST: The New York Times Features Greg Ward & Rogue Parade’s “The Contender”

January 21, 2019Features, Press Reel

Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times Greg Ward and Rogue Parade, ‘The Contender’ The alto saxophonist Greg Ward’s new album, “Stomping Off From Greenwood,” has the rusted, resonant sound of so much beat-driven jazz coming from Chicago natives today (Jeff Parker, Makaya McCraven, Marquis Hill). But its instrumentation — alto sax, two guitars, bass, drums … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Greg Ward & Rogue Parade’s “Stomping Off From Greenwood”

January 21, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura With a cover dominated by graffiti-strewn urban imagery, Stomping Off From Greenwood could be taken for a dusty, hour-long exercise in sample-heavy boom-bap. Instead, it’s the debut outing from Greg Ward’s Rogue Parade, a nascent jazz outfit featuring the alto saxophonist joined by fellow Chicagoans, guitarists Matt Gold and Dave Miller, bassist Matt Ulery, … Read More

REVIEW: Jazzwise Reviews Scott Petito’s “Rainbow Gravity”

January 18, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Andy Robson, Jazzwise You can’t deny Petito his passion for all things 1970s on this jazz fusion retro fest: he hasn’t just assembled a mass of musicians with all the right credentials, but he’s written them material that gives them space to indulge their licks. Mintzer, for example, burns up rock-funk fun, with Petito evoking … Read More

REVIEW: UK Vibe Reviews Vivian Sessom’s “Life”

January 18, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Imran Mirza, UK Vibe With great excitement, Vivian Sessoms unveils her new album ‘Life’ and while the name may be new to some, it will serve as a welcome return for many as this marks her first full-length project in eleven years. Born in Harlem within a musical family that included her mother Sharmaine Sessoms, … Read More

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Greg Ward’s “Stomping Off From Greenwood” Reviewed by Martin Johnson

January 17, 2019Features, Press Reel, Reviews

‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’ by Greg Ward Review The saxophonist’s Rogue’s Parade ensemble reveals its invigorating rapport on a new album. By Martin Johnson, The Wall Street Journal With the aim of furthering his jazz career, alto saxophonist Greg Ward moved from Chicago to New York 10 years ago. He accomplished his objective by returning … Read More