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

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