VIDEO PREMIERE: Christiane Karam’s ‘Beirut’ from Upcoming Album ‘Nar’ – Jazziz

December 17, 2021Press Reel, Video

by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Vocalist/composer Christiane Karam will release Nar, her first album in nine years, on January 28. The record finds her melding Middle Eastern and Balkan aesthetics with contemporary jazz alongside her quartet with pianist Vadim Neselovskyi, cellist Naseem Alatrash, bassist Peter Slavov and percussionist Keita Ogawa. The announcement comes with the release of … Read More

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Charnett Moffett Trio’s ‘Remembering Your Love’ featuring Jana Herzen

December 15, 2021Press Reel, Video

by Mike Flynn, Jazzwise “The live recording comes from a 25 July performance at Yoshi’s and includes two new Moffett compositions, including the track ‘Remembering Your Love’, a spiritual, danceable and swinging ‘jazz standard’ with a Brazilian/Latin tinge penned by Moffett and Herzen. Herzen’s rich vocals ride the syncopated inter-locked swing of the bass, drums … Read More

VIDEO PREMIERE: Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol’s ‘Lost Inside’ from ‘An Elegant Ritual’ – London Jazz News

December 10, 2021Press Reel, Video

by Sebastian Scotney, London Jazz News “Boston-based pianist, composer and noted scholar Mehmet Ali Sanlıkol released his new album An Elegant Ritual (DÜNYA) in July 2021, enriching his compositional portfolio with an innovative approach to the traditional piano trio format. Sanlıkol’s new music video for An Elegant Ritual’s fourth track, “Lost Inside” is a showcase of his arresting vision, here … Read More

VIDEO OF THE DAY: Jihye Lee’s ‘Suji’ – Jazzwise

November 4, 2021Press Reel, Video

By Editor, Jazzwise “Over nine spellbinding compositions, the South-Korea native approaches large-ensemble jazz in a personal and adventurous storytelling manner. Lee invites listeners into her creative world, finding sounds and musical equivalents for her thoughts and emotions.  A glimpse of her method is captured on a video of the studio sessions for the track, ‘Suji’.” Watch … Read More