REVIEW: The 8-Bit Big Band Reviewed on Musicalmemoirs’sBlog

May 22, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

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

REVIEW: Oran Etkins’s Open Arms – Becca Pulliam

May 21, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Becca Pulliam Now clarinetist Oran Etkin is helping ease the travel ban with his Open Arms Project, two years and a half dozen trips in the making. Oran is a jazz player who loves traditional music, and his creative strategy is to tour first, then release something new. So he chooses a musical setting, … Read More

REVIEW: AJOYO’s ‘War Chant’ Reviewed in Glide Magazine

May 21, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine The first impression of listening to the jazz-world ensemble AJOYO is how infectious their music is. It stirs you from the opening title track “War Chant.” They are a multi-cultural quintet that infuses some of the tracks with special guests. This is their second album and they are led by … Read More

REVIEW: Andy Milne & Unison: The reMission – JazzTimes

May 21, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Jeff Tamarkin, JazzTimes Aside from its unusual approach to capitalization, the title isn’t an attempt to be clever; this album is the first recording released by pianist Andy Milne since being diagnosed with, and recovering from, prostate cancer in 2017. The experience, and in particular the homeopathic healing process he underwent, gave Milne—who leads … Read More

PODCAST: Interview with LLP Founder Lydia Liebman on All That’s Jazz

May 21, 2020Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz Lydia Liebman is an accomplished media and music industry professional with experience deeply rooted in jazz as a publicist, concert promoter, radio host, musician, producer and journalist. She currently runs Lydia Liebman Promotions, a boutique public relations agency and consulting firm based in NYC. Listen to this podcast here.