By Alice Leclercq, Citizen Jazz Read the full review here.
Modern Drummer “Brubeck Editions has announced the December 4, 2020, release of Time OutTakes, the label’s inaugural release, timed to celebrate Dave Brubeck’s centennial. The release features recently discovered outtakes from the historic 1959 Time Out sessions by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, which featured the pianist and composer alongside alto saxophonist and composer Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene … Read More
By Matt Micucci, JazzIz “Brianna Thomas’ captivating vocal talents are on full display on her sophomore album, Everybody Knows, on which she presents a program of original compositions and reimagined classics.” Read article here.
By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Last year, Ralph Peterson and the Messenger Legacy released their recording Legacy: Alive Volume 6 at the Side Door, reviewed on these pages. With Bill Pierce, Brian Lynch, Bobby Watson, Geoffrey Keezer, Essiet, and Peterson at the drums. Read this review here.
By Matt Micucci, Jazziz Looking for some Monday motivation? We’ve got you covered. From music delivering powerful messages to music blending Japanese taiko drumming traditions with jazz improvisation, here are five songs that you can listen to right now to start your week the right way. Read this article here.
By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! You could say the centerpiece for this album by New York-based musician and composer Miki Yamanaka is based on a rather strange and alarming subject but then again, you’ve probably had your own experience of wandering through an art museum, only to be totally stunned by a particular work of … Read More
By Mike Gates, UK VIBE Making her debut for Outside In Music, Japanese violinist, composer, producer and arranger Tomoko Omura presents us with six compositions on this, her fourth album as leader. Read this review here.
By Jackson Sinnerberg, JazzTimes A review of the new vinyl reissue of the 1979 duets album from the vibraphonist and trumpeter. Read this review here.
By Jim Hynes, Making a Scene! New York-based pianist and vocalist Champian Fulton celebrates Charlie Parker’s centennial with her latest, Birdsong., featuring her friend and saxophone luminary Scott Hamilton (who of course plays tenor, not alto liker Parker did). Read this full review here.
By Ross Boissoneau, Something Else! Canadian trumpet and flugelhorn player and composer Rachel Therrien has released five albums. She was the winner of the 2015 TD Grand Prize Jazz Award at the Montreal International Jazz Festival and the 2016 Stingray Jazz Rising Star Award. Therrien has performed with the likes of Claudio Roditi, Paquito D’Rivera, Lee Konitz and … Read More