REVIEW: Javier Nero Presents Stirring Debut Via “Freedom” – Glide Magazine

August 7, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Glide Magazine Freedom, thusly named for the appreciation of different cultures, is the debut album from trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator, Dr. Javier Nero. Inspired by his multi-cultural ancestry, and amidst the current politically-charged times, Nero has found his sense of freedom in blending jazz with elements of folk, Americana and blues in … Read More

REVIEW: Carolina Calvache “Vida Profunda” On Downbeat

August 6, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Chris Barton, Downbeat Jazz vocals are, at their most basic level, a blend of music and poetry. With the arrangements on just her second album, Vida Profunda, pianist Carolina Calvache explores that truth to lovely effect, inspired by the words from a weighty roster of poets. Read this full review here.