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