REVIEW: Dave Bryant “Night Visitors” Reviewed on Jazzword

January 8, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Ken Waxman, Jazzword An agile keyboardist who was one of the very few to be a member of an Ornette Coleman group, Cambridge, Mass.-based Dave Bryant infrequently puts out leadership sessions. Yet Night Visitors is a splendid example of his art, pinpointing his compositions as well as ambidextrous skills on acoustic piano and various … Read More

FEATURE: Papo Vázquez, Latin jazz pioneer out of North Philly, still keeps his hometown close – The Philadelphia Inquirer

January 7, 2021Features, Press Reel

By Shaun Brady, The Philadelphia Inquirer On the cover of his latest album, Chapter 10: Breaking Cover, Latin jazz pioneer Papo Vázquez has most of his face obscured by a face mask. But peering out over the skull-and-crossed-trombones logo of his long-running band, the Mighty Pirates Troubadours, the bandleader still manages to convey much of … Read More

REVIEW: A Haunting, Hard-Hitting New Protest Jazz Suite From Trumpeter Alonzo Demetrius – New York Music Daily

January 5, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By delarue, New York Music Daily As grassroots resistance against the lockdown gains momentum and more parts of the country declare themselves free territory, we will soon have unprecedented opportunities to remake our world. As lockdowner governors are voted out and driven from office, we will have plenty of chances to give force of law … Read More

REVIEWS: Jazz ‘N’ More Reviews New Albums by Dave Brubeck, Aaron Burnett, the Kaleidoscope Quintet and Chet Baker/Wolfgang Lackerschmid

January 4, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

The Kaleidoscope Quintet- Dancing on the Edge by Michael van Gee This CD by the two masterful saxophonists and flautists Joe Lovano (*1952) and Dave Liebman (*1946), which was recorded at a concert on November 13th, 2013, in the well-known Deer Head Inn jazz club in Pennsylvania, can only be described as sensational, as it … Read More

LLP Artists Awarded in The 42nd Annual Jazz Station Awards / The Best Jazz of 2020 – Jazz Station

January 4, 2021Best of 2020, Press Reel

By Arnaldo DeSouteiro, Jazz Station Acoustic Piano Gonzalo Rubalcaba (“Viento Y Tiempo – Live At Blue Note Tokyo” w/ Aymée Nuviola –Top Stop Music/Sony Music Latin Fima Chupakhin (“Water” – self release) Sam Hirsh (“Quite Frankly – Introducing Sam Hirsh” – Umadas Music) Mike Bond (“The Honorable Ones” – Bounce Castle) Electric Piano Shedrick Mitchell … Read More

REVIEWS: Trio Grande & Aaron Burnett Reviewed on Musicalmemoirs’s Blog

January 2, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs’s Blog What do you get when you mix Mexican, Israeli and British cultures into a contemporary jazz album?  It’s like a ball of colorful yarn that unravels and spins songs featuring saxophones, guitars, drums and a splattering of keyboards?  The answer is, “Trio Grande.”  Read more here.