REVIEW: Itai Kriss & Telavana “Supermoon” – Textura

January 6, 2022Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Shepherd, Textura New York-based flutist Itai Kriss titled the tracks on his third album with his Telavana ensemble after the signs of the Zodiac, with each composition his attempt to translate a sign’s character into sonic form. That’s certainly as good a concept as any to facilitate the creation of musical material, but … Read More

NEW YORK CITY JAZZ RECORD: JANUARY 2022

January 3, 2022Press Reel, Reviews

New York City Jazz Record, January 2022 Best of 2021 selections: BEST TRIBUTES OF THE YEAR / BEST CONCERTS OF THE YEAR Dave Liebman Expansions: Selflessness (Dot Time) BEST REISSUES OF THE YEAR Louis Armstrong: The Complete Louis Armstrong Columbia and RCA Victor Studio Sessions 1946-1966 (Mosaic) BEST DEBUTS OF THE YEAR Samara Joy: Samara … Read More

REVIEW: Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings – JazzWax

January 3, 2022Press Reel, Reviews

By Marc Myers, JazzWax The long-awaited Lennie Tristano box from Mosaic has just been released. Culled from previously unissued material found in the pianist’s personal collection by his daughter, Carol, Lennie Tristano Personal Recordings, 1946-1970features airchecks, remote wire recordings, live dates preserved by bandstand colleagues, solo tracks recorded at Tristano’s East 32nd Street studio in … Read More

REVIEW: Oscar Hernandez & Alma Libre “Visión” – NewGenSalsa

January 2, 2022Press Reel, Reviews

By Walter Baez, NewGenSalsa Oscar Hernandez who is a master Pianist/arranger/producer who for 40 years has continued to inspire musicians with his musical talent. He is an amazing musical genius who is a 4X Grammy winner. He has recently released his latest Latin Jazz production entitled “Vísion” (View) with his Alma Libre Quintet. This production … Read More