Midwest Record Reviews Jared Hall’s “Hallways”

September 25, 2017Reviews

Chris Spector, Midwest Record A tyro set by a trumpet cat the label owner is too cool to call a protégé instead insisting he’s a mentoree. All on board are a little long in tooth to really be called tyros, but these young lions have already jazzed it up with august personages and peerages and … Read More

Midwest Record Reviews Rob Schneiderman’s “Tone Twister”

September 25, 2017Reviews

Chris Spector, Midwest Record So, when is a math genius not a math genius? I don’t know, that just seemed like a good lede. Math genius Schneiderman, who plays like anything but an egghead but uses math in an obvious musical way, serves up his first date in a decade with a smoking jazzbo crew … Read More

Stereogum Features Darren Barrett’s “The Opener”

September 22, 2017Features, Reviews

Phil Freeman, Stereogum Trumpeter Darren Barrett lives in the zone between jazz and modern R&B/funk; he’s played with Herbie Hancock and in Roy Hargrove’s big band, but has also worked with Common, D’Angelo and will.i.am. This album marks the debut of his band dB-ish, an electro-fusion ensemble that includes saxophonists Clay Lyons and Erena Terakubo, … Read More

Jeff “Siege” Siegel Announces Fall Tour With The Jeff “Siege” Siegel Sextet and Special Guest Feya Faku in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania!

September 21, 2017Event Announcement, Special Announcement

Renowned drummer Jeff “Siege” Siegel is proud to announce a multi-city October itinerary with his esteemed sextet, which features tenor saxophonist Erica Lindsay, pianist Francesca Tanksley, bassist Rich Syracuse and percussionist Fred Berryhill. This melting pot of talented jazz musicians also includes special guest master trumpeter Feya Faku, of Johannesburg, South Africa.   This line-up … Read More

Brian Lynch’s Hollistic MusicWorks Announces Two New Releases: “Hallways” by Jared Hall & “Tone Twister” by Rob Schneiderman

September 18, 2017Special Announcement

Brian Lynch’s Hollistic MusicWorks Announces Two New Releases: “Hallways” by Jared Hall, out 9/1 (with Troy Roberts,  Martin Bejerano, Tal Cohen, Josh Allen, Kyle Swan) “Tone Twister” by Rob Schneiderman, out 9/27 (with Brian Lynch, Ralph Moore, Gerald Cannon, Pete van Nostrand)   Hollistic MusicWorks, the record label and creative conduit of Grammy® Award winning … Read More

O’s Place Reviews Jorginho Neto Collective’s “Harlem”

September 15, 2017Reviews

D. Oscar Groomes, O’s Place Trombonist Jorginho Neto leads his Brazilian band Collective into American contemporary jazz with urban beats and lots of soul! They set the stage with “Prelúdio” marrying excerpts from Martin Luther King with “Amazing Grace”. “Mr. Dave” has a cool funky groove and “777” continues along that line with a throwback feel … Read More

Aquarian Weekly Includes Darren Barrett’s “The Opener” in Their “Rant ‘n’ Roll” Feature

September 15, 2017Features, Reviews

Mike Greenblatt, Aquarian Weekly The Opener by Darren Barrett and dB-ish fuses planty of elements. Barrett os a trumpeter, keyboardist, percussionist, composer, arranger, band leader, head of his own dB Studios label and Berklee professor who has always been adventurous in his musical outings. Here, though, he’s set a new bar way high what with … Read More