REVIEW: Karrin Allyson Soars at Birdland by BWW

January 24, 2020Birdland, Press Reel, Reviews

By Rob Lester, Broadway World “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare had Juliet query. Sometimes a name is shared by people unrelated by blood or marriage, but they coincidentally seem to share a connective perspective. It has happily happened again. The captivatingly cozily cool Karrin Allyson, whose two nightly shows at Birdland continue at Birdland through Saturday, … Read More

REVIEW: Thana Alexa ‘ONA’ CD Reviewed by UK Vibe

January 24, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Imran Mirza, UK Vibe Thana Alexa delivers her long-awaited sophomore album ‘ONA’ which follows up on her 2014 debut record, ‘Ode to Heroes’, which featured Donny McCaslin and Antonio Sanchez amongst others. As evident through the album’s title itself, ‘ONA’ (a nod to her Croatian heritage with the word translating to ‘She’), the album seeks to celebrate … Read More

REVIEW: Pianist Matt Herskowitz’s reviewed by Next Bop

January 24, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Sébastien Hélary, Next Bop There is no denying that jazz music is going through a form of globalization, branching out into other musical realms, drawing inspiration from other established genres. The musicians on the cutting edge right now are building upon the discipline, theory and improvisational skills learned from the century-old tradition of jazz … Read More

REVIEW: Matt Ulery: Delicate Charms / Jazz Journal

January 17, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Fred Grand, Jazz Journal Despite Ulery being based in Chicago, the music of Delicate Charms recalls that very composerly strand of New York jazz from the 1990s which was exemplified by Dave Douglas (New & Used) and Mark Feldman (The Chromatic Persuaders). He borrows liberally from folk and classical musics, and the complementary arts … Read More

REVIEW: Chase Baird Review by The Sydney Morning Herald

January 17, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By John Shand, The Sydney Morning Herald A LIFE BETWEEN (Soundsabound) ★★★★ Perhaps it was inevitable that Chase Baird would be a jazz saxophonist, with his first name referencing a Coltrane tune (among others) and his second containing “bird”. But making this second album was not easy, with a little serendipity required before his pieces could … Read More

REVIEW: Matt Herskowitz reviewed by Jazz Weekly

January 17, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Pianist Matt Herskowitz brings melodicism and a modern classical approach to a wide variety of lyrical songs. The melding of jazz and classical works well, with a rich and stately read of “My One And Only Love” and a wondrous “Ballade” as a strong dynamic range is heard on … Read More