By Jeff Gardner, Tucson Weekly As the absurdity of the last 18 months would have it, it took musician and singer Rachel Eckroth returning to the desert to release an album titled The Garden—admittedly, it’s not a standard album, either. So the story of how The Garden came to be might actually make sense in … Read More
By Wulf Müeller, Wulff’s Music + Blog “A fitting tribute to the main inspiration of Dave Liebman.” Read this review here.
By Jeremy Smith, Last Row Music Trumpeter Skyler Floe Announces Captivating Debut Album Abstraction, out October 8th. Read more here.
Svetlana and The New York Collective Continue Fall Southern Tour with Jazz Road Touring Grant Second leg to bring award-winning singer through South Carolina, Connecticut, New Jersey, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee This past February, Svetlana and her award-winning band The New York Collective utilized their competitive Jazz Road touring grant to embark on a two-part … Read More
By Bass Magazine Bassist and composer Michael Feinberg issues Hard Times, his eighth album as a leader spotlighting a fiercely integrative sound. At once stark and uplifting, the Fresh Sounds release expresses his layered response to the pandemic that, “offered some challenging opportunities,” according to the New York-based artist, who contends Hard Times “is the … Read More
Bassist Michael Olatuja Announces Tour for Latest Album Lagos Pepper Soup With Performances Starting This Month The acclaimed jazz bassist will perform his third release as a bandleader at venues in New York, Massachusetts and London “Coupled with his compositional skill and performances from an impressive list of guest vocalists and instrumentalists, Lagos Pepper Soup … Read More
by Jim Hynes, Making A Scene “Unlike many trio albums, this one is not centered just on a collection of swinging tunes and a few ballads but rather conceived to draw from the personalities and sensibilities of each as if picturing intense discussions of convicted give and take where each voice is valued. Throughout the … Read More
by Alan Young, New York Music Daily “The main inspiration for Berta Moreno‘s latest album Tumaini – streaming at Bandcamp – is the trip the alto saxophonist made to Kenya, where she fell in love with the region’s many indigenous sounds. The album title is Swahili for “hope,” which resounds throughout this upbeat, optimistic mix of original … Read More
by Judy Carmichael, Jazz Inspired “On the new CD Transformation: Personal Stories of Change, Acceptance and Evolution, Glenn Close joins forces with composer Ted Nash and members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on a series of pieces that integrate spoken word segments selected by Close, with compositions by Nash.” Listen to Glenn Close, Ted … Read More
by Giovanni Russonello, New York Times “Floating from precociously warm, sexy low notes to a silky top, Samara Joy’s voice evokes classic influences and has earned her collaborations with leading contemporary musicians such as the guitarist Pasquale Grasso, whose trio will accompany her at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club on Oct. 17.” Read the … Read More