REVIEW: Logan Richardson AfroFuturism – Black Grooves

April 2, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Black Grooves Kansas City-born saxophonist Logan Richardson made his debut as a bandleader in 2007 with Cerebral Flow, an album that reflects his time performing with jazz musicians such as Pat Metheny, Joe Chambers, Billy Hart, Butch Morris, Stefon Harris and Jason Moran. Since then, Richardson’s work has become increasingly eclectic, ranging … Read More

REVIEW: Marques Carroll The Ancestors’ Call – Black Grooves

April 2, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Nia I’man Smith, Black Grooves Within the musical canon of the genre traditionally known as “jazz,” Chicago’s legacy as birthplace or training ground for some of the genre’s most innovative and technically adept trumpeters is solidified by musicians such as Ray Nance, Louis Armstrong, Lester Bowie, Marquis Hill, and Corey Wilkes. With his stellar … Read More

REVIEW: Daniele Germani Congregation of Folks – Making A Scene

March 30, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene As his debut received an enthusiastic endorsement from saxophone great Joe Lovano, that might be all the encouragement that the budding newcomer Daniele Germani needs. Indeed, A Congregation of Folks introduces a riveting and spirited voice on the alto saxophone, and an intriguing, unique composer. Read more here.