REVIEW: The Royal Bopsters “Party of Four” – The Arts Fuse

November 15, 2020Uncategorized

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

NEW RELEASE: Papo Vázquez Releases “Chapter 10: Breaking Cover” – Broadway World

November 13, 2020Uncategorized

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

REVIEW: Trio Grande album review All About Jazz

November 12, 2020Press Reel, Reviews, Uncategorized

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.

REVIEW: Charles McPherson’s ‘Jazz Dance Suites’ – Jazz Weekly

October 29, 2020Uncategorized

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

RESEÑA: Richard Baratta “Music in Film: The Reed Deal” – La Habitación Del Jazz

October 27, 2020LLP Latino, Press Reel, Reviews, Uncategorized

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

ANNOUNCEMENT: Newly Discovered Dave Brubeck Release Features Joe Morello Performances

October 5, 2020Uncategorized

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