REVIEW: Thana Alexa ONA reviewed in Glide Magazine

April 8, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Vocalist and composer Thana Alexa has released her latest album, ONA. Throughout ONA, which is the word for “she” in her family’s native Croatian language, Alexa explores through eight unique original compositions and two new arrangements, the complex theme of what it means to be a woman. The tracks are at once deeply personal, … Read More

REVIEW: Midwest Records Reviews Ten LLP Artists

April 6, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Chris Spector, Midwest Records ANDY MILNE & UNISON/reMission: Nothing like beating cancer to make you rethink your career goals. The piano man beat the big C, refocused his efforts on forging a trio and doing it while relocating. He’s always known his stuff but here, in a classic format revisiting some classic tunes, he … Read More

REVIEW: Laila Biali Out Of Dust – Making A Scene

April 6, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene We are reminded constantly that some of the best music comes from across our northern border. Just this week we heard again from Canadian genre-defying Basia Bulat, a three-time Polaris Music Prize finalist and three-time Juno Award nominee, who released Are You in Love?  This Friday we have a … Read More

REVIEW: Catherine Russell reviewed by Boston Concert Reviews

April 6, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Nelson Brill, Boston Concert Reviews Another vocalist who effortlessly combines vocal beauty, power and sass into an irresistible toe-tapping stew is vocalist Catherine Russell. On her new recording, Alone Together [Dot Time Records], she and her tight band romp through an inspired set of early twentieth century classic tunes with panache and impeccable chops. … Read More

REVIEW: Rachel Therrien: VENA Album Review / All About Jazz

April 6, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz A hot organ intro accompanies the simple, fifty-two second, folk-dance breeze of “Folks Jam” before sweeping you into the grander, ballroom dance that is “V for Vena.” It’s an alluring intro to trumpeter/flugelhornist Rachel Therrien’s fifth album as a leader.  Read the full review here.