Celebrated Drummer and Bandleader Gerry Gibbs Announces the Release of Songs From My Father, A Celebration of the Music of Bebop Luminary Terry Gibbs, Prominently Featuring Musical Titan Chick Corea, In His Final Recording Out August 6, 2021 via Whaling City Sound Songs From My Father is the much-anticipated new album from renowned musical polymath … Read More
By Bill Buckley, Soul & Jazz & Funk Lauren Henderson is a New York based jazz singer whose latest album ‘Musa’ is garnering plenty of attention from the savvy jazz stations and specialist streaming/podcast services. Read more here.
By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene! We first introduced our readers to jazz vocalist Samara Joy,who appeared on Bruce Harris’ Soundview, released just a few weeks ago. Read more here.
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Female singers of independent minds. Read this article here.
By Ron Schepper, Textura Alí Bello separates himself from his jazz violin-playing colleagues by grounding his music in the rhythms and musical traditions of Venezuela and the Caribbean. Joined by his Sweet Wire Band and guests Regina Carter, Jaleel Shaw, and others on his sophomore effort Inheritance, the New York-based Bello draws heavily on both … Read More
By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs’s Blog This project, “Raise Up Off Me” is the final full-length album from master drummer, bandleader and composer, Ralph Peterson Jr., released in late May, one day after what would have been his fifty-ninth birthday. Peterson’s latest release on his Onyx Label features a handful of original compositions and some … Read More
By Paul, Best of Jazz New York-based Japanese jazz violinist Tomoko Omura has released Branches Vol. 2, the second volume of her compositions and arrangements based on Japanese folklore and traditional music. Tomoko Omura is accompanied by Jeff Miles on guitar, Glenn Zaleski on piano, Pablo Menares on bass, and Jay Sawyer on drums. Read … Read More
By Matt Micucci, Jazziz Shizuoka-born violinist/composer Tomoko Omura’s fifth album, Branches Vol. 2, is her follow-up to last summer’s Branches Vol. 1, featuring six more of her original compositions inspired by Japanese folktales and arrangements of Japanese popular songs. Read more here.
by Adam Sieff, London Jazz News “I was very impressed with pianist Keith Brown’s playing on Charles Tolliver’s excellent Connect album released last year on Gearbox; he has also recently recorded with Jazzmeia Horn and saxophonist Gregory Tardy. African Ripples is his third album as a leader and was recorded in New York last November for Paris-based Space Time Records, with … Read More
Bassist and Composer Adi Meyerson Announces New Album I Want To Sing My Heart Out In Praise of Life, out August 6, 2021 The six-part suite is inspired by the work of legendary avant garde artist Yayoi Kusama Bassist and composer Adi Meyerson is proud to unveil her new full length album I Want To … Read More