by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Pianist/composer/educator Dave Meder’s Unamuno Songs and Stories is a response to recent sociopolitical turmoil in the U.S., using the writings of Spanish Civil War-era philosopher Miguel de Unamuno as a historical analogy.” Read the full article here.
by Ron Schepper, Textura “Professional speakers know that an audience’s attention is often better caught by speaking softly rather than at the top of one’s lungs. Illustrating how that principle can extend into other areas, Haeun Joo embodies it within a jazz context.” Read the full review here.
By Cree McCree, DownBeat “Call it magic/ Call it ministry/ Call it music.” The opening epigraph for African Ripples, delivered by spoken-word artist Cyrus Aaron, sets the tone for an album that shines a beacon of hope at the end of a very dark year. “We play on for the living,” as Aaron observes. “Progress … Read More
By Nate Chinen, WBGO Chick Corea Akoustic Band LIVE may be Corea’s final scheduled release, but it isn’t his last recorded work. That distinction belongs to Songs From My Father, the new album by drummer Gerry Gibbs. Read more here.
By Editor, Inside:Cool Music Magazine umaini, the new album by Madrid-born, New York-based saxophonist and composer Berta Moreno is an uplifting and joyous musical journey that takes listeners on a tour of Kenya. Informed by the bandleader’s life-changing experience volunteering in the Kawangware region several years ago, this heart-led new release intertwines elements of soul, jazz, … Read More
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