REVIEW: Rachel Therrien ‘VENA’ Reviewed in Downbeat

May 21, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By J.D Considine, Downbeat Canada has produced a striking range of trumpet greats, from Maynard Ferguson to Kenny Wheeler. And in recent years we can add the singular Ingrid Jensen, free-jazz poet Lina Allemano, singer/trumpeter Bria Skonberg and avant-garde experimentalist Steph Richards to that list. Rachel Therrien might not have garnered as much attention as … Read More

REVIEW: Carolina Calvache ‘Vida Profunda’ Reviewed in Step Tempest

May 18, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Richard B. Kamins, Step Tempest Colombian-born pianist, composer, and arranger Carolina Calvache issued her debut album on Sunnyside Records in April of 2014, a program of original pieces that featured a sextet including drummers Antonio Sanchezand Ludwig Afonso, trumpeter Michael Rodriguez, saxophonist Jaleel Shaw, and bassist Hans Glawischnig.  “Sotareño” is an impressive album, as … Read More