NEW RELEASE: Charles Pillow Ensemble’s CHAMBER JAZZ Out Now on SUMMIT

February 21, 2020New Release, Press Releases

Esteemed Multi-Instrumentalist Charles Pillow Releases Innovative New Large Ensemble Album Chamber Jazz, Out 2/21 Bandleader, composer, arranger and multi-instrumentalist Charles Pillow is excited to announce the February 21st release of his latest large ensemble venture, Chamber Jazz on SUMMIT Records. The follow up to his critically acclaimed 2018 release Electric Miles, Chamber Jazz brings the … Read More

REVIEW: Dave Liebman Earth Reviewed by The Wire

February 19, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Phil Freeman, The Wire Saxophonist Dave Liebman has been working on a series of album based on the elements for over 20 years: Water (1997), Air (2006) and Fire (2016). Earth features his working band Expansions and has a strong electro-fusion sound sometimes; his soprano is heard amid oozing, burbling synths that occasionally become … Read More

REVIEW: Sarah Thorpe’s Deep Blue Love In The Aquarian Weekly

February 19, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Mike Greenblatt, The Aquarian Weekly Deep Blue Love (Dot Time Records), by sultry French-British jazz singer-songwriter Sarah Thorpe, hits the sweet spot. She puts words to Pat Metheny’s “Free,” uses Jon Hendricks’ scat lyrics to Randy Weston’s “Pretty Strange,” completely revitalizes Horace Silver’s “Lonely Woman,” and has the courage to end it all on … Read More

REVIEW: Catherine Russell: Alone Together: A Valentine’s Week Celebration At Birdland / Cabaret Scenes

February 19, 2020Birdland, Press Reel, Reviews

By Ron Forman, Cabaret Scenes Catherine Russell is one of the truly wonderful jazz singers of our time. Add her all-star band consisting of Mark Munisteri (guitar), Mark Shane (piano), Tal Ronen (bass), Mark McLean (drums), Jon-Erik Kellso (trumpet), Evan Arntzen (reeds), and John Allred (trombone), and you have the recipe for a memorable 90-minute … Read More

REVIEW: Richie Goods in Soul And Funk and Jazz

February 18, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Bill Buckley, Soul And Funk And Jazz RICHIE GOODS is an acclaimed US jazz bassist with an impressive list of credits. He’s played with people like Milt Jackson, Ruseel Malone, Brian McKnight, Walter Beasley, Sting, Whitney Houston and the Manhattan Transfer. More recently he was on the bassist’s stool for Robin McKelle’s ‘Alterations’ album … Read More

PREMIERE: Elsa Nilsson, ‘Hindsight’ In Jazziz

February 18, 2020Premiere, Press Reel

By Matt Micucci, Jazziz Flutist/composer Elsa Nilsson’s upcoming album, Hindsight, is a direct reaction to the current political climate and reflects the urgency of her generation. Each of the pieces, including the title track presented here in a live version performed with her quartet, comes from the rhythmic structure of chants heard at Women’s Marches … Read More