Four stars for ‘Racha S’Miles’ in All About Jazz

November 16, 2015Press Reel, Reviews

by James Nadal, All About Jazz The music of Miles Davis certainly needs no introduction. It has been covered in a myriad of styles, by a vast quantity of artists. Racha S’Miles is an ambitious project that deconstructs Davis’s music and hurls it into a rhythmic and exotic orbit exhibiting Brazilian sensibilities. The Racha Fora … Read More

All About Jazz Review for ‘iRESI’, Carlos Averhoff Jr

April 5, 2015Press Reel, Reviews

By EDWARD BLANCO, All About Jazz Tenor saxophonist Carlos Averhoff, Jr. draws on a rich cultural tradition blending infectious Afro-Cuban rhythms with intricate melodies delivered in a hard-driving manner on his impressive modern-styled, Latin jazz-tinged iRESI. A classically-trained musician from Cuba and the son of Miami-based saxophonist Carlos Averhoff, Averhoff, Jr. now resides in Boston … Read More

4 Star Review of ‘Folklorico’ from All About Jazz

January 26, 2015Press Reel, Reviews

By James Nadal, All About Jazz 4 Stars! If the Mediterranean can be arguably construed as the cradle of civilization, then Italy certainly has a favorable geographical position in this debate, as it protrudes into the middle of the sea. Francesco Marcocci learned the bass in his hometown of Pisa, Italy, and in the process … Read More

5 Stars from All About Jazz for Dave Liebman & co’s ‘Ceremony’

December 30, 2014Press Reel, Reviews

By James Nadal, All About Jazz The most distinguished characteristic of Afro-Caribbean music—as well as its greatest contribution to the jazz idiom—has been the drums. If we take this one step further, the Afro-Cuban tradition of drumming has had the highest degree of influence, and has been readily identifiable, since the Latin dance crazes of … Read More

All About Jazz Review of ‘Progress Report’, Dave Neves

September 10, 2014Press Reel, Reviews

By DAN MCCLENAGHAN, All About Jazz 4 Stars! At twenty-five years of age, Boston-based trumpeter David Neves can’t be expected to boast a big recorded with/played with resume. But he can boast a first rate education—Berklee and the New England Conservatory. And with his Progress Report, a marvelous debut as leader, Neves blows way beyond … Read More

Mehmet Sanlikol: ‘What’s Next’ Review on All About Jazz

June 22, 2014Press Reel, Reviews

By JACK BOWERS, All About Jazz 4 Stars! After listing the personnel (which varies on every track) for Turkish-born composer Mehmet Ali Sanlikol’s new CD, What’s Next?, there’s scarcely room for a review. Well, perhaps a small one, starting with the fact that Sanlikol, a graduate of the Berklee School of Music and New England … Read More