All About Jazz Reviews Alex Wintz’s “LifeCycle”

April 22, 2017Press Reel, Reviews

by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz Life cycles mark and determine how we develop, where we travel, and why we arrive and thrive in different places, figuratively and literally, at any given time. That’s the point that guitarist Alex Wintz’s music makes here, as this project takes its cues from the larger natural theme while … Read More

All About Jazz Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

April 9, 2017Press Reel, Reviews

Troy Dostert, All About Jazz Since his first album as a leader in 1990, guitarist Mark Whitfield has been simultaneously pulled in two directions. Early on, many dubbed him the heir-apparent to George Benson, and on his first several records he offered plenty of evidence to support this assessment with his smooth, laid-back sound and … Read More

Matt Holman’s “The Tenth Muse” Receives a 4.5 Star Review from All About Jazz

April 8, 2017Press Reel, Reviews

Matthew Acquiline, All About Jazz New York City-based trumpeter and composer Matt Holman cut his teeth performing and recording with distinguished musicians such as Fred Hersch, John Hollenbeck, and Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society before displaying his personal aesthetic of atmospheric chamber jazz with his debut album When Flooded in 2013. More recently, Holman found … Read More

Rachel Therrien Receives a 4-Star Review from All About Jazz

January 7, 2017Press Reel, Reviews

by James Nadal, All About Jazz The music of Colombia is as unique as the geographical layout of the country itself. Having two distinct coastal expanses divided by the Isthmus of Panama, the Caribbean or eastern Atlantic region, and the western Pacific region; each offering a diverse blend of musical styles and rhythms, representing the … Read More

The Baylor Project’s ‘The Journey’ Receives a 4-Star Review from All About Jazz

January 5, 2017Press Reel, Reviews

by James Nadal, All About Jazz The African proverb, “The spirit will not descend without song,” is intrinsically intertwined within the African- American religious experience, and is a revered aphorism encompassing the music of Black America, in its many forms and variations. Jean (vocalist) and Marcus (drummer) Baylor, known collectively as The Baylor Project, have … Read More

Lupa Santiago Receives Four Stars on All About Jazz

September 8, 2016Press Reel, Reviews

by James Nadal, All About Jazz The Brazilian jazz scene has undergone subtle but noticeable changes, as many Brazilian musicians continue to travel, tour, and study abroad, returning with applicable innovative ideas. Expanding beyond the customary bossa and samba boundaries, the music is encompassing global influences with impressive results. Guitarist Lupa Santiago is the embodiment … Read More