By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Vocalist Julia Karosi creates some other exotic sounds that range from Old World to Other World on this collection of songs that feature guitarist Ben Monder in a wide kaleidoscope of colors and sounds with Aron Talas/p, Adam Bogothy/b and Bendeguz Varga/dr. Read more here.
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
by George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly “Brandi Disterheft shows three sides of her talents as she sings, plays bass and cello and composes a bunch of the material here that ranges from bossa to bop with her core trio of drummer Portinho and pianist Klaus Mueller.” Read the full review here.
By Derek Ansell, Jazz Views Vazquez spent time jamming in NYC at an East Village location in the 1970s as a teenaged trombone player. He continues a 40- year career with this recording, planned in March 2020 but blocked by a NYC lockdown. The ensemble finally made it in June and July and have produced … Read More
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
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
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
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
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.
by Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs Blog In a New Music for 2021 blog post, Dee Dee McNeil has included reviews of Aaron Burnett & The Big Machine’s Jupiter Conjunct and Trio Grande. Read the full article here.