REVIEW: Curtis Nowosad’s Self-Titled Release Reviewed by UKVibe

August 10, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Damian Wilkes, UK VIBE Canadian born drummer Curtis Nowosad releases this his third album, although, this self-titled album is the first with this configuration and on Sessionheads United records. Nowosad’s line-up for this enterprise consists of Luke Sellick on bass, Andrew Renfroe on guitar and the extremely active alto saxophonist Braxton Cook alongside Curtis … Read More

THE WEEK IN JAZZ: Jazziz Features Upcoming Releases from Oran Etkin and T.K. Blue!

August 10, 2019Features, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Jazz School: Education News Oran Etkin’s Upcoming Multicultural LP Introduces Young Children to World Music:Musician/composer Oran Etkin will release his forthcoming album, Finding Friends Far From Home: A Journey with Clara Net, on August 30. This new release is part of Etkin’s Timbalooloo program, which introduces young children to music. The album straddles … Read More

REVIEW: Kevin Press Reviews Chase Baird’s ‘A Life Between’

August 9, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Kevin Press, Bad Press That piano-and-electric-guitar opening may sound like the next in a long line of post-rock releases, but don’t be put off. Chase Baird’s first as a bandleader since 2010’s Crosscurrent is all jazz. It is warm, energetic and packed with spectacular performances. The 31-year-old American is for real. Baird plays with a rich, … Read More

REVIEW: Josean Jacobo’s “Cimarron” Reviewed by Hot House

August 6, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Raul da Gama, Hot House There are many moments on Cimarron (E7 Studios), the sophomore album from pianist Josean Jacobo and Tumbao, when you feel overcome by a sort of ancient spiritual magic.  That is becaue Josean’s pianism is completely subsumed by the forces that have molded his spiritual heritage.  That unique aspect of … Read More

INTERVIEW: Doing Jazz Podcast Chats to Lauren Desberg!

August 4, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Lorens Chuno, Doing Jazz Click the play button to listen to this program. On her new album, Out for Delivery, Vocalist Lauren Desberg flirts boldly with today’s pop sound while remaining informed by Jazz. Join Lauren and me as she talks about Japan, interludes, restaurant gigs, New Orleans, and other randomly connected inspirations. Out for Delivery features saxophonist Braxton … Read More

REVIEW: JazzTimes Reviews Eric Hofbauer’s “Book of Water”

August 4, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

J.D. Considine, JazzTunes As album concepts go, guitarist Eric Hofbauer’s Five Agents project is pretty solid. Taking inspiration from Wu Xing, an ancient Daoist precept that sees the world as being composed of five cyclic elements or agents, Hofbauer decided to compose and record a series of albums honoring each agent in turn. Although Chinese … Read More