by Steve Provizer, The Arts Fuse This recording displays a mastery of the techniques of the jazz vocal group genre: part and contrapuntal singing, ringing harmonies, well-arranged scat, solo scat and vocalese (writing words to jazz tunes and solos). All four singers pull their weight — Amy London, Dylan Pramuk, Pete McGuinness, and the late … Read More
Newsdesk, Broadway World Known for an iconic career that spans 40 years, GRAMMY-nominated Latin music luminary Papo Vázquez is pleased to release Chapter 10: Breaking Cover, a new album with his Mighty Pirates Troubadours…Chapter 10: Breaking Cover features a varied program of Vázquez’s original music that displays his signature fusion of jazz and Puerto Rican … Read More
By Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz It’s not easy watching all the divergent and elusive pieces come together on Trio Grande, saxophonist Will Vinson, guitarist Gilad Hekselman and drummer/percussionist Antonio Sanchez‘s first outing, but then that’s not their desire at all. Read more here.
By Rob Mallows, London Jazz News I wasn’t sure what to expect from this album by Taiwanese percussionist Chien Chien Lu. I’d never heard of her, but knew of the work of the electric bassist on the album, Richie Goods. That was enough to convince me to give it a go. I’m glad I did. … Read More
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ A very cool concept album by violinist Regina Carter, compiling songs associated with “swing states,” the states that in American elections are up for grabs when it comes to their electoral votes and their political leanings. Read this article here.
by George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Charles Mingus alumnus Charles McPherson successfully combines swinging bop with movements for ballet on this fascinating release with a flexible team of Terell Stafford/tp, Jeb Patton-Randy Porter/p, Billy Drummond/b, David Wong/b, Yotam Silberstein/g and Lorraine Castellanos/voc. McPherson’s daughter is a soloist for the San Diego Ballet, causing the inspiration … Read More
Por José Ramón, La Habitación Del Jazz Richard Baratta (1950,Poughkeepsie, NY) a los 12 años, tocaba el saxofón, la flauta y la batería. Durante su adolescencia tocó principalmente jazz. En 1973 obtuvo una licenciatura en Historia, en el Wagner College. Estudió batería con Jack DeJohnette, Bob Moses y Steve Haas, y se mudó a Nueva … Read More
By Alice Leclercq, Citizen Jazz Read the full review here.
Modern Drummer “Brubeck Editions has announced the December 4, 2020, release of Time OutTakes, the label’s inaugural release, timed to celebrate Dave Brubeck’s centennial. The release features recently discovered outtakes from the historic 1959 Time Out sessions by the Dave Brubeck Quartet, which featured the pianist and composer alongside alto saxophonist and composer Paul Desmond, bassist Eugene … Read More
By Matt Micucci, JazzIz “Brianna Thomas’ captivating vocal talents are on full display on her sophomore album, Everybody Knows, on which she presents a program of original compositions and reimagined classics.” Read article here.