by Michael Ambrosino, 33third Trio Grande, Trio Grande If Sonny Rollins perfected the Jazz trio, then drummer Antonio Sanchez has perfected its distant electronic cousin. Trio Grande morphs Sanchez’s mastery with the talents of guitar savant Gilad Hekselman and fiery saxophonist Will Vinson, shaping an album that sounds much larger than just a trio. Propelled by this … Read More
By Allen Michie, The Arts Fuse Time Outtakes is a very good album and a valuable addition to your Brubeck collection. Read more here.
By Stephen Marlbank, Marlbank No one is holding a gun to my head forcing me to press replay after replay where upcoming Kate’s Soulfood by singer-guitarist Allan Harris is concerned. It’s just obvious the need to keep listening for more to get even more detail. Read more here.
by Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz, Episode 41 Surprising is a word that perhaps best describes Grammy® nominated artist, Thana Alexa, an extraordinarily creative force in music. An awe-inspiring vocalist, composer, arranger and producer – for whom the voice is both a lyrical and experimental instrument – her music pushes the boundaries of the genre … Read More
by Philip Booth, JazzTimes “It’s probably no coincidence that Brandi Disterheft’s prowess as a bassist, on her fifth album as a leader, shines particularly bright on “The Pendulum at Falcon’s Lair” and “Del Sasser,” as both were penned by bass players: the former, with its tricky, sprinting bebop line, by Oscar Pettiford and the latter, … Read More
by Doug Simpson, Audiophile Audition Boston-based guitarist Eric Hofbauer is probably one of the most underrated jazz-plus guitarists who is woefully unknown to many people. The prolific musician has released close to 25 albums which represent various facets of his artistry, from solo projects to band records; from original compositions to covers; and more. In … Read More
by Shannon Fontana Listen to the full podcast interview here.
by Ivana Ng, DownBeat “If Aaron Burnett makes music that reflects the times we’re living in, then the saxophonist’s Jupiter Conjunct is an earnest and introspective journey in search of hope, clarity and momentum. His compositions blend avant-garde elements, bebop and electronic textures to artfully create space for The Big Machine, a band he’s played with … Read More
by Kira Grunenberg, DownBeat “Confidence immediately rises from bassist Brandi Disterheft’s Surfboard.” Read the full review here.
by Brian Morton, Downbeat “In an interview from several years ago significantly titled “Going Beyond Categorization,” Brianna Thomas talks about her sense of song already being present and simply happening upon it. That might also apply to her own songcraft, in which she already has escaped genre categorization.” Read the full review here.