REVIEW: The Arts Fuse Reviews “Kelly Green Trio: Volume One”

December 6, 2018Press Reel, Reviews

Steve Provizer, The Arts Fuse Kelly Green and her trio are essentially mainstream players, but they explore a lot of challenging territory within that framework. Volume One is the first album release for vocalist and pianist Kelly Green as a trio with Alex Tremblay on bass and Evan Hyde on drums. They maintain a high level of group communication throughout this superb … Read More

WATCH: NextBop Premieres Rachel Therrien’s Video for “Haydée Santamaria”

December 5, 2018Premiere, Press Reel

Sébastien Hélary, NextBop Working Between New York and Montreal, French-Canadian trumpeter and composer Rachel Therrien released her fourth album, Why Don’t You Try, last year on the Multiple Chord Music label. The album features a quintet of Montreal standouts, namely Simon Pagé on electric bass, Charles Trudel on piano, Alain Bourgeois on drums, and Benjamin Deschamps … Read More

REVIEW: JazzTrail Reviews Russ Johnson’s “Headlands”

December 4, 2018Press Reel, Reviews

Filipe Freitas, Jazz Trail Russ Johnson is a cutting-edge trumpeter whose thoughtful approach to music makes him a distinguished composer and instrumentalist. After spending 23 years in New York, Johnson relocated to Chicago, the city that also shelters the remaining members of the Headlands Quartet: pianist/keyboardist Rob Clearfield, bassist Matt Ulery, and drummer Jon Deitemyer. … Read More