REVIEW: Musical Memoirs Reviews Alex Clough’s “Near Far Beyond”

September 18, 2018Features, Reviews

Dee Dee McNeil, Musical Memoirs ALEX CLOUGH – “NEAR, FAR, BEYOND” Independent Label Alex Cough, piano/composer; John Tate, bass; Jay Sawyer, drums; Steve Kortyka, tenor saxophone; David Smith, trumpet/flugelhorn. Pianist, Alex Clough, has composed every song on this project. This is his fledgling record release, after spending the last decade performing as a professional musician. Based … Read More

REVIEW: Muziq (France) Reviews Scott Petito’s “Rainbow Gravity”

September 17, 2018Features, Reviews

Julien Ferté, Muziq J’imagine que Scott Petito doit profiter du défilé régulier de jazz stars dans son studio de Catskill (New York) pour prendre date avec elles et booker quelques séances d’enregistrement à la volée. Ainsi, accrochez-vous au pinceau le Doc enlève l’escabeau, rien moins que David Sancious, Rachel Z (claviers), Bob Mintzer (saxophone ténor), David Spinozza (guitare), Mike … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Adison Evans’ “Meridian”

September 17, 2018Features, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly Adison Evans shows chops and style galore as she tames the unwieldy baritone sax and bass clarinet with a simpatico team of Troy Roberts/ts, Mat Jodrell/tp-fh, Lilvano Monastrios/p, Joseph Lepore/b, Robert Giaquinto/dr and guests Jeremy Smith/perc and Vasko Dukovski/cl. Her tone is warm and breathy, caressing themes such as the gentle … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Scott Petito’s “Rainbow Gravity”

September 17, 2018Features, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura Scanning the names of musicians included on Scott Petito’s Rainbow Gravity, jazz-fusion listeners might understandably think they’ve died and gone to heaven: the drum chair alone’s occupied by no less than Jack DeJohnette, Peter Erskine, Simon Phillips, and Omar Hakim. Consequently, calling Petito’s second outing as a leader indispensable for longtime lovers of … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Geof Bradfield’s “Yes, and…Music for Nine Improvisers”

September 17, 2018Features, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly Geof Bradfield as a strong and muscular tone to his reeds, walking the Coltrane-Rollins tightrope on this satisfyling album with Anna Webber/fl-ts, Greg Ward/as, Russ Johnson-Marquis Hill/tp-fh, Joel Adams/tb, Scott Hesse/g, Clark Sommers/b and Dana Hall/dr, as the artists come and go to create different combinations on these originals. While the … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Quad (Russia) Reviews Daniel Rotem’s “Serenading the Future”

September 17, 2018Features, Reviews

Leonid Auskern, Jazz Даниэль Ротем – представитель многочисленной израильской джазовой диаспоры в США. В Израиле этот саксофонист и композитор получил отличное образование, но затем сменил Тель-Авив на Бостон, отправившись повышать джазовую квалификацию в известный колледж Беркли. Повезло ему и постажироваться в Институте джаза им. Телониуса Монка в Калифорнии, где ему выпала редкая удача выступить вместе … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Thing (Germany) Reviews Judi Silvano’s “Lessons Learned”

September 13, 2018Features, Reviews

Rolf Thomas, Jazz Thing Die amerikanische Jazzsängerin Judi Silvano hat Koryphäen wie den Gitarristen Kenny Wessel, den Bassklarinettisten Adam Kolker und den Tenoristen Joe Lovano, der das Album überdies auch produziert hat in ihrer Zephyr Band, man kann also davon ausgehen, dass sie nicht gerade einen schlechten Ruf in der Szene genießt. In schrägen, manchmal … Read More

REVIEW: The New York Times Includes Henry Conerway III’s “Gingerbread Boy” in The Playlist

September 12, 2018Features, Reviews

Giovanni Russonello, The New York Times Henry Conerway III, ‘Gingerbread Boy’ This playful hard-bop classic from Jimmy Heath is usually taken at a medium-fast tempo, with the song’s jerky structure making the musicians feel like they’re playing atop the pedals of an elliptical. But on his new version, the drummer Henry Conerway III manages to … Read More