by Phil Freeman, The Wire
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
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Jazz vocals is a lot like college classrooms; they seem dominated by a surfeit of women in attendance. So, when a guy comes around that doesn’t sound like a Buble’ clone, he gets my attention. Read more here.
by Paul Medrano, Best of Jazz “Live at the Museum is New York City-based French and Malagasy pianist Mathis Picard’s first solo release. It was recorded live at the National Jazz Museum of Harlem in New York City, in January 2019, and it will be released on January 28, 2022, on Outside in Music. This album is … Read More
by Jim Hynes, Making A Scene “This is one that broke late in 2021 that we’d be remiss to overlook. It is not often that one finds duets between trombone and fingerstyle guitar to begin with and considering that the trombonist is the late legendary Roswell Rudd along with the renowned finger stylist Duck Baker, … Read More
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
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
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
By Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio It has been quite some time since I have had an opportunity to write about a release from Mosaic Records. Consulting my archives, I realized that the last occasion (which may have been the only one), took place during my tenure with Examiner.com. Ironically, the one article that I … Read More
By Jerome Wilson, All About Jazz Pianist and composer Rachel Eckroth travels a twisty road on this CD, creating an ever-changing mix of jazz, prog rock, and fusion which utilizes off- center beats and swarming electronic effects. Read more here.