By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Vitellos is the venerable jazz club/restaurant best known for a) the hang out for the Rat Pack guys where they’d bring their broads up stairs for carousing and music and b) where Robert Blake shot his wife. It’s still a fantastic restaurant, and before the stupid COVID lockdown, hosted … Read More
By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! Countermelody is the third album from multi-reedist, vocalist and bandleader Evan Arntzen. Read more here.
By José Ramón, La Habitación Del Jazz Michael Blieden Wolff (Victorville, California) es un pianista y actor estadounidense.Comenzó a estudiar piano clásico a los ocho años antes de tocar la batería a los 12. Mientras asistía a Berkeley High School, Wolff comenzó a tocar el piano con los conjuntos de jazz de la Universidad de … Read More
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
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
By Morton Shlatbotnik, Shepherd Express Guitarist Lorne Lofsky played with some of the greats in old school jazz—Oscar Peterson, Ray Brown, Chet Baker—and survived to become part of that old school. Read more here.
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.
By Jazziz Magazine Do drummer-led big bands — think Buddy Rich, Louie Bellson, Gene Krupa — simply pack a bigger punch than those… Read more here.
By Nelson Brill, Boston Concert Reviews Thanks to the team at Dot Time Records, we now can listen to a superb new recording of Coryell sitting in with some sterling cohorts: Wolfgang Lackerschmid on vibraphone; Chet Baker on trumpet; Buster Williams on bass and Tony Williams, (another Boston maestro) on drums, taken from their recording … Read More
By Philip Booth, JazzTimes A review of latest collection of original compositions and creative arrangements of others’ tunes from the guitarist. Read more here.