REVIEW: Oran Etkins’s Open Arms – Becca Pulliam

May 21, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Becca Pulliam Now clarinetist Oran Etkin is helping ease the travel ban with his Open Arms Project, two years and a half dozen trips in the making. Oran is a jazz player who loves traditional music, and his creative strategy is to tour first, then release something new. So he chooses a musical setting, … Read More

REVIEW: AJOYO’s ‘War Chant’ Reviewed in Glide Magazine

May 21, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine The first impression of listening to the jazz-world ensemble AJOYO is how infectious their music is. It stirs you from the opening title track “War Chant.” They are a multi-cultural quintet that infuses some of the tracks with special guests. This is their second album and they are led by … Read More

REVIEW: Andy Milne & Unison: The reMission – JazzTimes

May 21, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Jeff Tamarkin, JazzTimes Aside from its unusual approach to capitalization, the title isn’t an attempt to be clever; this album is the first recording released by pianist Andy Milne since being diagnosed with, and recovering from, prostate cancer in 2017. The experience, and in particular the homeopathic healing process he underwent, gave Milne—who leads … Read More

REVIEW: The Songbook Session By Lauren Henderson – The Jazz Owl

May 21, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Travis Rodgers Jr, The Jazz Owl Lauren Henderson continues to thrill, comfort, and amaze with every album she has released. Whether YouTube live performances, EPs, or full-length albums, Lauren never disappoints. Her 2020 CD The Songbook Session (Brontosaurus Records) is no different. Read the full review here.