REVIEW: Chet Baker & Wolfgang Lackerschmid’s Quintet Session – All About Jazz

November 18, 2020Press Reel, Reviews, Uncategorized

by Chris May Quintet Session is the second of two albums the trumpeter Chet Baker recorded in Stuttgart, Germany with the vibraphonist Wolfgang Lackerschmid in 1979. It was originally released as Chet Baker / Wolfgang Lackerschmid (Sandra Music, 1980). The combination worked well on the first session, which produced the lovely Ballads For Two (Sandra Music, 1979), and almost as well on the … Read More

GUITAR MONTH ON TAKE FIVE: Alex Wintz & Trio Grande on WBGO

November 18, 2020Features, Press Reel

By Nate Chinen, WBGO Peruse the credits on some standout straight-ahead jazz releases of the last several years, and there’s a good chance you’ll encounter guitarist Alex Wintz. A Morristown, N.J. native, he appears on recent albums by Jeremy Pelt, Roxy Coss, Nick Finzer and Etienne Charles. Read more here.  

REVIEW: The Kaleidoscope Quintet’s Dancing On The Edge – JazzTrail

November 17, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

by Filipe Freitas The Kaleidoscope Quintet, a stellar collaborative project co-led by master saxophonists Dave Liebman and Joe Lovano (also co-leaders of Saxophone Summit), includes vocalist Judi Silvano, bassist Tony Marino and drummer Michael Stephans. A memorable, effusive live performance occurred at Pennsylvania’s Deer Head Inn in 2013 is immortalized by Dancing on the Edge, … Read More