Midwest Record Reviews Sivan Arbel’s ‘Broken Lines’

June 8, 2016Reviews

by Chris Spector, Midwest Record  She might be new to you but Arbel was already a force of nature in the rest of the world by the time she landed in New York, poised to take it over on her terms.  A non-traditional jazz vocalist, Arbel is neither thrush nor art chick and is trying … Read More

Latin Jazz Net Reviews Zane Rodulfo’s ‘Pathways’

June 7, 2016Reviews

by Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Net It is somewhat difficult to form a definitive opinion about an artist with an EP. There is also simply not enough there for the musicianship of the artist to emerge from it. Despite all of this Zane Rodulfo’s Pathways seduces you into its glittering web from almost the … Read More

Jazz Views UK Reviews Shunzo Ohno’s ‘ReNew’

June 5, 2016Reviews

by Eddie Myer, Jazz Views UK Shunzo Ono – trumpet; Buster Williams – bass; Cyro Babtista – percussions; Billy Drummond – drums; Jerome Jennings – drums; Paul Bollenbeck – guitar; Ed Howard – bass; Clifford Carter – keyboards; Ray Spiegel – tablas; George Yamazawa – vocals, spoken words; Sasha Ono – cello; Ira Coleman – bass Japanese trumpet star Ohno has been a long-time respected fixture … Read More

Jazz Views UK Reviews Jonathan Greenstein’s ‘Vol 1’

June 4, 2016Reviews

by Chris Baber, Jazz Views UK Jonathan Greenstein: saxophone; Victor Gould: piano; Gilad Hekselman: guitar; Or Bareket: bass; Mark Whitfield Jr.: drums This is a collection of seven tunes (four composed by Greenstein, one a cover of a Bjork tune and a 40 second playout that isn’t on the track list) that you can find … Read More

JazzWeekly Review of Shunzo Ohno’s ‘ReNew’ in today!

June 2, 2016Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno takes you back to the hip and funky days of CTI styled fusion on this upbeat session. He’s loaded with all stars Buster Williams/b, Billy Drummond/dr and Paul Bollenback/g as well as Clifford Carter/key, Cyro Babtista/perc and various guests on percussion and strings. Ohno’s got a laid … Read More

Zane Rodulfo’s ‘Pathways’ is Reviewed by the Jazz Owl

May 30, 2016Reviews

by Travis Rogers Jr., The Jazz Owl Drummer Zane Rodulfo has released his debut EPPathways bringing to life his own compositions based in the musical traditions of Trinidad. With a playing time just over 33 minutes, Pathways still manages to give a broad spectrum of the rhythms and melodies of Rodulfo’s home and influences. With … Read More

New Review in for Jackie Gage’s Siren Songs from the Jazz Owl!

May 27, 2016Reviews

By Travis Rogers Jr. The Jazz Owl Siren Songs is the perfect title for Jackie Gage’s debut album as she definitely has the voice to stop any sailor on any voyage. Released on First Orbit Sounds Music (FOSM 262), Siren Songs is a charming mix of originals and standards. Those standards were arranged by Gage … Read More

Jazz Weekly Reviews ‘Siren Songs’

May 26, 2016Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly There is a surfeit of female vocalists that all sound the same doing the exact same material. How enjoyable to find someone who sounds fresh while mixing classic material with her own exciting compositions. Jackie Gage has a husky honey of a voice, with that rare quality of being able … Read More