By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! Rooted Forward is the fourth album from César Orozco and Kamarata Jazz. A pianist, composer, arranger, and educator (who just so happens to be a classically trained violinist, too!), Orozco has always celebrated the rich musical traditions of Cuba and Venezuela, the two places that most greatly informed his musical … Read More
by Jonathan Blackman, Occhi Magazine The symbiotic relationship between music and dance can most assuredly date back to the inception of the two art forms. From folkloric dances to the dynamic duo of Stravinsky and Nijinsky, and the swing band era, there is a myriad of examples of the two art forms merging into one. … Read More
By Jim Hynes, Making a Scene Tenor saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi’s A Time and A Place, follows-up his 2016 self-titled album with his quartet of Chicago-based musicians, Natural Language, intact. Their sound embodies unbridled invention and cohesiveness that creates moods and textures in favor of aggressive soloing although there is some of that too, mostly from … Read More
News Desk, Broadway World Today marks the release of “Cinnamon”, the long-awaited debut single from Canadian singing sensation Angela Wrigley. Read the article here.
By Alice Leclercq, Citizen Jazz Read the full article here.
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Read the album announcement here.
By John Murph “Carter opens the album with a spoken-word recollection of growing up in Detroit and how observing cultural differences works toward shaping how individuals vote. She also mentions watching her older family members head to the polls—a pertinent recollection given recent reports of voter suppression efforts and the centennial anniversary of the 19th … Read More
By Joseph Neff, The Vinyl District There is much to love as Laurenzi, guitarist Jeff Swanson, bassist Mike Harmon, and drummer Charles Rumback blend highly advanced post-Modern jazz and avant-garde modes to a highly pleasurable result. Read the full review here.
By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz, Listen Notes Music in Film: The Reel Deal is the drummer’s triumphant return to the jazz artform after a 30+ year diversion during which time Baratta became a celebrated film producer of Hollywood hits like The Irishman, Joker, and Wolf of Wall Street. This album sees the coalescence of Baratta’s two seemingly disparate worlds, a celebration … Read More
By Matt Micucci, JazzIz “‘Cinnamon’ is a powerfully evocative composition by Angela Wrigley, which speaks of the turmoil that can come with an emotionally-wrought love affair.” Read the full article here.