NEW JAZZ ADDS: WTJU includes Ben Winkelman’s “Balance”

April 16, 2019Press Reel, Radio/Podcasts

Dave Rogers, WTJU Ben Winkelman Trio – Balance (OA2): Pianist/composer Ben Winkelman offers his fifth release and it is quite fine. He states the he was been “developing a concept for piano trio that seeks an elusive balance between composition and improvisation, structure and spontaneity, ideas and emotions….looking for ways to feature the three instruments, not only as … Read More

INTERVIEW: Brandee Younger Interviewed by Jazziz + Track Premiere

April 16, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

by Matt Micucci, Jazziz  Genre-defying harpist Brandee Younger’s fourth album, Soul Awakening, is a collection of eight unearthed gems surfacing years after they were originally recorded, that blend freewheeling improvisation and spiritual jazz with classical and experimental music. Produced by acclaimed bassist Dezron Douglas and featuring such first-rate musicians as saxophonists Ravi Coltrane and Antoine Roney, … Read More

REVIEW: Musical Memoirs Reviews Andy Milne’s “The Seasons of Being”

April 15, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs ANDY MILNE & DAPP THEORY – “THE SEASONS OF BEING”Sunnyside Records Andy Milne, piano/composer;/poet; Aaron Kruziki, soprano saxophone/clarinet/bass clarinet/douduk; John Moon, spoken word vocals; Christopher Tordini, acoustic & electric bass; Kenny Grohowski, drums; FEATURED GUESTS: Ben Monder, guitar; Ralph Alessi, trumpet; La Tanya Hall, vocals/spoken word; Michael Attias, alto & … Read More

INTERVIEW: Emma Frank Chats to Jazz Speaks about her New Album!

April 15, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Stephanie Jones, Jazz Speaks Sense Memory: Emma Frank Speaks Photo by Shervin Lainez, courtesy of the artist. The ability to be vulnerable in performance is a vital trait for singer-composer Emma Frank. With the release of her third album Ocean Av (Susan Records, 2018), Frank draws listeners in to the depth of her intention. Within each song, … Read More

REVIEW: Gene Ess’ Apotheosis Reviewed by The Jazz Owl

April 15, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Travis Rogers, Jr.  The Jazz Owl With Gene Ess’ album Absurdist Theater, I said that “Gene Ess is a philosopher.” He is indeed that but he is an anthropological philosopher. In Eternal Monomyth, he took Joseph Campbell and C. G. Jung and explored the quest of the hero.    In Absurdist Theater, he delved … Read More

REVIEW: Kenner’s “8Ball City” Reviewed by All About Jazz

April 14, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

by Patrick Burnette, All About Jazz 4 Stars Although the promotional material indicates that keyboardist/producer/composer Eitan Kenner was experiencing personal turmoil during the creation of 8Ball City, the music is upbeat, almost giddy. Helium powered synths spin out surging melodies against compound rhythms and chord progressions climb ever heavenward. Call it “happy prog,” complex, cheerful music … Read More