REVIEW: Marques Carroll The Ancestors ‘Call – Making A Scene!

April 17, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! On The Ancestors’ Call, Carroll weaves poignant stories of strength and resilience, integrity and pride, and spirituality and culture over the course of eight original compositions, presenting listeners with a deep spiritual exploration of the African diaspora, told from his own unique perspective and informed by the experiences of his … Read More

REVIEW: Steven Feifke Big Band “Kinetic” – Best of Jazz

April 16, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Paul Medrano, Best of Jazz Kinetic is the debut album of Steven Feifke’s Big Band. Steven (born 1991) released his 1st album in 2015 (Peace In Time – self-produced), but he is mainly a prolific pianist, composer, arranger, orchestrator with an impressive discography: he appeared on 30 albums all before turning 30 years old. … Read More

REVIEW: Gustavo Cortiñas explores Latin American history, culture, and resilience on Desafío Candente – CHICAGO READER

April 14, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Catalina Maria Johnson, Chicago Reader The third release by Gustavo Cortiñas, Desafío Candente (“Incandescent Defiance”), is an epic set of jazz and spoken word inspired by Las Venas Abiertas de Latinoamérica(“The Open Veins of Latin America”), an iconic series of historical essays by Uruguayan author and poet Eduardo Galeano. Read more here.