REVIEW: Martina DaSilva & Dan Chmielinski – Jazz Weekly

December 18, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Indie-voiced Martina DaSilva teams up with bassist Dan Chmielinski and a handful of rotating guests on this bohemian sounding collection of Natal tunes. Hip bass and vibes make for a nice “My Favorite Things” and Lucas Pino’s tenor bops to “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch.” Chmielinski’s bass carries … Read More

REVIEW: La Tanya Hall Reviewed by Cleveland Classical

December 15, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Mike Telin, Cleveland Classical If a singer has a beautiful voice, yet doesn’t deliver the lyrics like they’re talking to you, your attention will only be held for so long. But when vocalist La Tanya Hall sings the opening line to the Nat Adderley classic All you need to say, you just want to shout out, ‘that’s … Read More

REVIEW: All About Jazz Awards 4.5 Stars to Matt Ulery’s “Delicate Charms”

December 12, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz Coming on the heels of 2019’s outstanding trio outing Wonderment (Woolgathering Records) with violinist Zach Brock and drummer Jon Deitemyer, Delicate Charms is a four and a half star recording if ever one was. And it begins with a classical air, an almost chambered hush into which rush those last minute arrivals, each their own player … Read More

BEST OF 2019: Emma Frank – Come Back – Pop Matters

December 10, 2019Best of 2019, Press Reel

By Will Layman, Pop Matters Here is another record that probably shouldn’t be thought of as “jazz” but that is shot through with the kind of harmonic and melodic light that comes from this music. Emma Frank is a hush-voiced singer and writer of subtly brilliant songs, and this is her second recording with pianist … Read More