REVIEW: Textura Reviews Daniel Rotem’s “Serenading the Future”

January 1, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura This wonderful double-album set by Israeli saxophonist Daniel Rotem aspires to serenade the future, but it most definitely serenades the listener. With five-string violinist Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, pianist Miro Sprague, acoustic bassist Alex Boneham, and drummer Roberto Giaquinto aboard (guitarist Jeff Parker and vocalist Erin Bentlage also make appearances), the instrumental resources Rotem … Read More

NEW MUSIC MONDAY: Jazziz Premieres Greg Ward’s “Stardust” from his Upcoming Album “Stomping off From Greenwood”

December 24, 2018Premiere, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Greg Ward, “Stardust” Saxophonist-composer Greg Ward, one of the most versatile saxophonists of his generation, will launch his new group Rogue Parade with Stomping Off the Greenwood, his new album, out on January 11 via Greenleaf Music. Rogue Parade is a quintet of heavyweight creative Chicago musicians and this nine-track collection explores the … Read More

BEST OF 2018: All About Jazz Lists Keri Johnsrud and Kevin Bales’ “Beyond the Neighborhood – The Music of Fred Rogers”

December 23, 2018Listings, Press Reel, Reviews

Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz Kevin Bales/Keri JohnsrudBeyond the Neighborhood: The Music of Fred RogersSelf-produced  Fred Rogers and his beloved TV series, “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” has gotten a lot of attention lately. This musical tribute, featuring pianist Bales and the warm vocals of Johnsrud, adapts the songs he wrote for the show to a jazz … Read More