REVIEW: Christiane Karam’s ‘Nar’ – The Big Takeover

March 7, 2022Press Reel, Reviews

by Michael Toland, The Big Takeover “The blend of Middle Eastern and Balkan melodies with jazz rhythm and arrangements gives the music a feel that would be exotic to any culture, and it’s one that puts Karam in her own accessible, genre-fluid space. There aren’t many albums quite like Nar, and that’s a very good … Read More

DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE – APRIL 2022 – Reviews of Deanna Witkowski, Mathis Picard, Lennie Tristano, Tenor Time + Beat Feature on Bill O’Connell

March 3, 2022Press Reel, Reviews

Downbeat Magazine – April 2022 Reviews: Mathis Picard – Live at the Museum (Outside In Music) Deanna Witkowski – Force of Nature (MCG Jazz) Scott Burns, John Wojciechowski, Geof Bradfield – Tenor Time (Afar Music) Lennie Tristano – Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings 1946-1970 (Dot Time Records / Mosaic Records) Beat Feature: Bill O’Connell – A … Read More

INTERVIEW: Jazz Vocalist Somi Reimagines The Legacy Of Miriam Makeba – Forbes

March 3, 2022Features, Press Reel

by Micah Hendler, Forbes “On March 4th, Grammy-nominated vocalist Somi will release a new album—Zenzile: The Reimagination of Miriam Makeba. Makeba (whose given name is “Zenzile”) was one of Africa’s first international superstars, famous in particular for her song, “Pata Pata”—but also used her voice to speak and sing for justice in her native South Africa and … Read More