August’s Best Jazz: Bandcamp Daily Features Ben Wolfe’s ‘Mask of the Muse’ in August’s Best Jazz on Bandcamp

September 12, 2019Uncategorized

Bandcamp Daily On his debut, Battle Mountain, Ben Flocks turned loose his own vision of the Americana jazz so closely associated with the legendary Bill Frisell. For his sophomore release, the saxophonist shifts from Americana to the American Songbook, and shows that this change, depending on the context, is one that’s as nuanced as it … Read More

REVIEW: Latino Music Cafe Reviews Oscar Hernandez’s ‘Love the Moment’

September 5, 2019Uncategorized

by Hector Aviles, Latino Music Cafe Multi-Grammy winning pianist and bandleader Oscar Hernandez returns with the second recording of his Alma Libre Latin Jazz sextet titled “Love the Moment”. Alma Libre’s Latin Jazz Matures I find that the cohesiveness amongst the members of a band is especially important in Jazz. In “Love the Moment” I can hear a more mature … Read More

REVIEW:Scott Petito’s “Rainbow Gravity” reviewed by Chronogram

February 27, 2019Press Reel, Reviews, Uncategorized

Seth Rogovoy, Chronogram Bassist Scott Petito humbly credits this effort to an all-star ensemble of renowned individual musicians—including keyboardists David Sancious and Rachel Z, drummer Omar Hakim, guitarist David Spinozza, and vibraphonist Mike Mainieri—and, indeed, Rainbow Gravity is a group effort, and a startling one considering how most of the band members are leaders in … Read More

Respected Baritone Saxophonist B.J. Jansen Emerges with his Tenth Project “Common Ground”, due out 6/23/17

March 14, 2017Uncategorized

Respected Baritone Saxophonist B.J. Jansen Emerges with his Tenth Project “Common Ground” due out June 23, 2017 Featuring: Delfeayo Marsalis, Duane Eubanks, Ralph Peterson, Dezron Douglas & Zaccai Curtis Innovative baritone saxophonist B.J. Jansen is proud to announce the June 23rd release of “Common Ground”, his tenth project as a leader. To mark this momentous occasion, … Read More

Jazziz Reviews Mark Whitfield’s “Grace”

February 9, 2017Reviews, Uncategorized

by Bill Milkowski, Jazziz ALL IN THE FAMILY BAND Mark Whitfield and his sons release their sparkling debut. During the 1990’s, Mark Whitfield would bring his two young boys, Davis and Mark Jr., to his gigs around town. They would sit on his amps during soundchecks, hang out in dressing rooms after sets and generally … Read More

German Blog, Sonic Soul Reviews The Baylor Project’s “The Journey”

February 8, 2017Uncategorized

by Joerg Schmitt, Sonic Soul Jean Baylor: Vormals ein Teil von Zhané, einem der besseren R&B Projekte der 90er. Jetzt der ruhig-besonnene Teil im Baylor-Verbund. Marcus Baylor: 10 Jahre der Rhythmus-Geber der Yellowjackets, mit allen Jazz-Wassern gewaschen. Jetzt der Muntermacher beiden Baylors, mit dem Hang zum Bedienen des Mobilfons während frohgemuter Touren im Automobil. Beide … Read More

Archaic Pop Features Lupa Santiago and Jonathan Greenstein in their Top 10 Jazz Albums of 2016

January 7, 2017Uncategorized

by Paul Medrano, Archaic Pop Lupa Santiago 4teto & Ed Neumeister “Ubuntu” An unusual combo guitar / trombone that go past Brazilian Jazz to something extra fresh as well as deep and attention catching.   Brazilian guitarist Lupa Santiago, while touring internationally thanks to his already incredible career, meet the great American trombonist Ed Neumeister … Read More