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

INTERVIEW: Natalie Cressman Chats to Northwest Music Scene Ahead of Seattle Show

April 10, 2019Interviews, Press Reel

Andrew Hamlin, Northwest Music Scene San Francisco trombonist/singer/songwriter Natalie Cressman and Brazilian guitarist/singer/songwriter Ian Faquini bring their duo act to the Royal Room on Saturday, April 13th, touring behind their new duo album Setting Rays of Summer. Ms. Cressman was good enough to take some questions. NWMS:  You grew up the daughter of two jazz musicians.  Was it simply pre-ordained … Read More