REVIEW: Clark Sommers: Peninsula Reviewed by All about Jazz

March 19, 2020Uncategorized

By Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz You enter the music of Chicago bassist/composer Clark Sommers with wary expectations: In its open-ness anything can happen. Dark perambulations pop against lighter propulsions. Dialogues take on thesis, equation and whimsy. Discourse holds its own parlance, gives definition, then allows for civil caucus. Because Ba(sh), a trio defined only by … Read More

OUT NOW: Reclamation by Thinkin’ Big!

January 8, 2020Uncategorized

Bandleader/Composer Jonah Francese Amplifies Unheard Voices on Reclamation,  the New Album from his Thinkin’ Big Big Band Digital Out October 3, 2019 Worldwide Release: December 9 Thinkin’ Big: Kristen Dye (flute), Clay Lyons (alto sax), Mark Zaleski (alto & soprano sax), Jonathan Bean & Paul Melhus (tenor sax), Austin Yancey (baritone sax), Kai Sandoval, Danny … Read More