REVIEW: Sivan Arbel’s “Change of Light” Reviewed by MusicalMemoirs

March 25, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By: Dee Dee McNeil, MusicalMemoirs SIVAN ARBEL – “CHANGE OF LIGHT” Independent label Sivan Arbel, voice/composition; Shai Portugaly, piano; Pera Krstajic, bass; Yogev Gabay, drums; Shai Wetzer, percussion; Ron Warburg, Trumpet; Jack Sheehan, alto saxophone; Ori Jacobson, tenor saxophone. STRING QUARTET: Meitar Farkash, violin 1.; Audrey Hayes, violin 2.; Yumi Oshima, viola; Terrence Thornhill, cello. … Read More

REVIEW: Suono (Italy) Reviews Greg Ward & Rogue Parade’s “Stomping Off From Greenwood”

March 25, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Daniele Camerlengo, Suono Milwaukee Avenue, una strada comune di Chicago, di quelle che portano addosso l’odore americano che intorpidisce e sazia le fameliche ambizioni di chi insegue, con la sua vita, l’arte delle sonorità contemporanee. Al 2421 c’è il The Whistler, club di cultoche ha visto nascere e crescere in salute la Rogue Parade, formazione stratosferica ideata … Read More

REVIEW: Ellen Rowe Octet’s “Momentum: Portraits of Women in Motion” Named Album of the Day by Bird is the Worm

March 21, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Dave Sumner, Bird is the Worm Artist:  Ellen Rowe Octet Album:  Momentum: Portraits of Women in Motion Label:  Smokin’ Sleddog Records Favorite track: “Ain’t I A Woman” Style:  Straight-ahead Music from:  Ann Arbor, MI What I like about it:  I like how every note, every expression sounds like it’s all heart.  I like how this … Read More

WALL STREET JOURNAL: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron – A Tribute to the Romanticist of the Bebop Movement

March 20, 2019Features, Press Reel, Reviews

‘The Dream Is You: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron’ Review:  Vocalist Vanessa Rubin honors Tadd Dameron with an album that highlights his compositional genius. By Martin Johnson, The Wall Street Journal  The great composer and arranger Tadd Dameron (1917-1965) wrote “If You Could See Me Now,” one of Sarah Vaughan’s signature songs, but until now … Read More

REVIEW: Tim Haldeman’s “Open Water As A Child” Gets a 4.5 Star Review from The Sydney Morning Herald!

March 19, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

John Shand, Sydney Morning Herald If ever an opening line was going to transfix you, “I followed whiskey into the country of Legionella” should do it. The Kerouac-influenced poem Open Water is graffitied through this album in three instalments, written and delivered by John Goode, whose voice is a scythe slicing straight into your central nervous system, … Read More

REVIEW: MusicalMemoirs Reviews Chiara Izzi and Kevin Hays’ “Across the Sea”

March 9, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

By Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs CHIARA IZZI & KEVIN HAYS –“ACROSS THE SEA” Jando Music/Via Veneto Jazz Chiara Izzi, vocals/composer; Kevin Hays, piano/voice/Rhodes/composer; Rob Jost, acoustic and electric bass/French horn; Greg Joseph, drums; Rogerio Boccato, percussion; Chris Potter, tenor & soprano saxophone; Grégoire Maret, harmonica; Nir Felder, electric & acoustic guitar; Omer Avital, oud. … Read More