by Phil Freeman, Stereogum “There are some gentle, acoustic soundscape pieces on the album named for his grandfathers’ respective hometowns, but there are also some pieces where he plugs in and gets loud. ‘2RS’ is one of the latter.” Read the full song review in the October 2021 Month in Jazz article here.
by George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly “There are times when you don’t even have to listen to an album, but you know that you’re going to get it just because of who’s on it. Bassist Ron Carter, drummer Jack DeJohnette, pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba…any more questions?” Read the full review here.
by Troy Dostert, All About Jazz “Finding one’s inspiration in an iconic figure like John Coltrane presents a huge challenge for any musician. The sheer scope of the master’s vision and the uniqueness of his instrumental voice can become overwhelming—particularly if the ultimate aim is to forge one’s own path. But over a long and highly accomplished … Read More
by Allen Michie, Artsfuse “At 75, Dave Liebman pays tribute to John Coltrane by still doing what Coltrane would surely have wanted him to do: to look within and find truths that are a wellspring of rewarding and challenging music for the rest of us.” Read the full review here.
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Pianist/composer/educator Dave Meder’s Unamuno Songs and Stories is a response to recent sociopolitical turmoil in the U.S., using the writings of Spanish Civil War-era philosopher Miguel de Unamuno as a historical analogy.” Read the full article here.
by Jim Hynes, Making A Scene “This is a well-chosen group of tunes from 20thcentury American composers that touch on the Great American Songbook but go beyond to include the music of Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Nat King Cole, among others.” Read the full review here.
by Jim Hynes, Making A Scene “Brubeck was ahead of his time in so many ways, but not enough people recognize that side of his artistry. Zaleski and company not only give his material shine, but they give it an edge that should draw more listeners to these great compositions.” Read the full review here.
by Alan Young, Lucid Culture “When the 2020 global coup d’etat crushed the performing arts in New York, Champian Fulton took to social media to keep her fan base satisfied. The woman who is arguably the best piano-playing singer and best singing pianist in jazz has featured her dad, flugelhornist and trumpeter Stephen Fulton on many albums … Read More
By George Cole, Jazz Views Most eight-year old boys are busy playing with their friends, but when Charnett Moffett was that age, he was playing bass, and touring and recording with his father, the free jazz drummer Charles Moffett. Moffett senior played drums with Ornette Coleman, and the name Charnett is a portmanteau of Charles … Read More
By Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio The latest album from 5Passion Records featuring jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba had been scheduled for release about half a month ago. Unfortunately, the initial release source was through an Apple site that only supported streaming. Only recently did the new album, entitled Skyline, find its way to Amazon.com; and, … Read More