Premium Vinyl Label Newvelle Records Unveils First Exclusive Series in More Than Two Years The Renewal Collection’s four albums display the resilience of improvised music at its finest Newvelle Records has unveiled The Renewal Collection, a limited edition four-album series affirming the resilience of music through the anguish and loss of the Covid-19 pandemic. The … Read More
NEW RELEASE: Flutist and composer Elsa Nilsson charts Atlas of Sound with first series release ‘Coast Redwoods 41°32’09.8”N 124°04’35.5”W’ out April 22, 2022 via ears&eyes Records
Flutist and composer Elsa Nilsson charts Atlas of Sound with first series release Coast Redwoods 41°32’09.8”N 124°04’35.5”W out April 22, 2022 via ears&eyes Records “One of the most dynamic bandleaders in the New York jazz scene” — Hot House Jazz Magazine “A musical marauder with as many interests as skills to deploy her ideas” — … Read More
ANNOUNCEMENT: Roxy Coss explores the many facets of life with new album “Disparate Parts” – Jazz FM
By Adam Feibel, Jazz FM The Roxy Coss Quintet has announced the follow-up to their critically acclaimed breakout album from 2019. Read more here.
THE WEEK IN JAZZ: Benny Benack III and Steven Feifke Big Band’s ‘Season’s Swingin Greetings’ – Jazziz
by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “The record includes arrangements of holiday classics as well as brand new compositions. Season’s Swingin’ Greetings marks the two close friends’ first release as co-leaders and will also be available in a Deluxe Edition package.” Read the full article here.
REVIEW: Alex Brown’s ‘The Dark Fire Sessions’ – Roots Music Report
by Joe Ross, Roots Music Report “Clearly, the band had fun bringing his compositions to life, as the juxtaposition of notes and rhythms create a unique experience of melody and groove. And beyond its groove, their creative music has become something even larger with its own forward momentum.” Read the full review here.
10 Albums You Need To Know: Dave Meder’s ‘Unamuno’ – Jazziz
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.
REVIEW: Haeun Joo’s ‘We Will Find’ – Textura
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.
REVIEW: Keith Brown “African Ripples” – DownBeat
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
TAKE FIVE: Gerry Gibbs “Songs From My Father” – WBGO
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.
REVIEW: Berta Moreno “Tumaini” – Inside:Cool Music Magazine
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