Keith Brown African Ripples by George Cole Read it here. Alex Conde Descarga for Bud by Derek Ansell Read it here. Tim Hagans and the NDR Bigband A Conversation by Euan Dixon Read it here.
by Shaun Brady The Philly-based husband-and-wife duo of Jean and Marcus Baylor had achieved success individually — she with the R&B duo Zhané, he as drummer with fusion greats Yellowjackets, among others — before launching The Baylor Project. The pair’s 2017 debut, The Journey, earned them a pair of Grammy nominations, but their follow-up is … Read More
by Martin Johnson, JazzTimes “Just as the album effortlessly integrates guests and inspirations into the fold, the music flows freely between tempos and genres. There are plenty of ways to make an academic presentation about the core similarities of African-American musical styles, but Marcus and Jean Baylor have found a fun and captivating approach.” Read … Read More
by Alan Young, New York Music Daily A Smart, Energetic, Purist Debut Album By Rising Star Jazz Singer Samara Joy Read the review here.
By Nelson Brill, Boston Concert Reviews The Baylor Project, led by luminous singer, Jean Baylor (“Jean”) and her dynamic partner (in life and in music), drummer Marcus Baylor. Read more here.
By Ken Cheetham, JazzViews eff Coffin is a renowned saxophonist, composer and educator, with vast experience and some twenty albums to his name. He is also a first-call, studio musician in Nashville where he is based. Read more here.
By Richard B. Kamins, Step Tempest “The Adler Suite” (Outside In Music) started its life when the composer served as a chaperone on a school trip to the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Not only was Pilnick impressed by the architecture (see photo below) but was fascinated by the many displays that spoke of man’s quest … Read More
by Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times At 21, the vocalist Samara Joy has been approaching the jazz spotlight since she won the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition. The close precision and frothy power of her voice stand out immediately, and on her self-titled debut album, so does the depth of her comfort … Read More
By Euan Dixon, Jazz Views The bright, incisive hard bop trumpet playing of Tim Hagans has enlivened many a session from his early work with the Stan Kenton orchestra of the seventies through impressive contributions to small groups such as those lead by tenorist Gordon Brisker and bassist Ron McClure. Working with the Thad Jones … Read More
By Bill Buckley, Soul & Jazz & Funk Lauren Henderson is a New York based jazz singer whose latest album ‘Musa’ is garnering plenty of attention from the savvy jazz stations and specialist streaming/podcast services. Read more here.