CONCERT REVIEW: Greg Ward Reviewed by the Chicago Tribune

January 14, 2019Reviews

Chicago’s Greg Ward leads a brilliant Rogue Parade art Green Mill; a farewell to Joseph Jarman by Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Chicago saxophonist Greg Ward says he got the name for his newest band – Rogue Parade – from a podcast he heard. Whatever the source, the title seemed just right Friday night at the Green … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Eden Bareket’s “Night”

January 14, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura The baritone saxophone would seem to be less a wieldy horn than the soprano, alto, and tenor, but on Night the Buenos Aires-born, Israel-raised, and New York-residing Eden Bareket plays with a remarkable degree of agility. With the saxist joined by his brother Or on bass and Felix Lecaros on drums, the nine-track set, … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Gabriel Zucker’s “Weighting”

January 10, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura Appropriately for a recording so titled, Weighting presents music of such raw, elemental force it often feels like it’s welled up from the earth like a geophysical event. Drummer Tyshawn Sorey, trumpeter Adam O’Farrill, and saxophonist Eric Trudel perform pianist Gabriel Zucker’s compositions with an at times volcanic intensity, though they also play with … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Gene Ess’ “Apotheosis” and Ralph Peterson’s Gen-Next Big Band’s “I Remember Bu”

January 10, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly Leader Gene Ess plays guitar and synth as he brings together the pastoral team of Thana Alexa/voc, Sebastien Ammann/p, Yosushi Nakamura/b and Clarence Penn/dr to interpret his own rich compositions. Alexa sounds wonderful as she uses her wordless voice away from hubby Antonio Sanchez to give lovely textures to the soft … Read More