INTERVIEW: Doing Jazz Podcast Interviews Itai Kriss

October 2, 2018Interviews, Radio/Podcasts

Lorens Chuno, Doing Jazz Podcast ITAI KRISS’s new album, TELAVANA, beautifully combines latin and middle eastern rhythms and melodies in the most uncontrived way possible, highlighting the excellent musicianship of all the players involved. Join Itai and Lorens as they talk the album and many other things.(Song credit: ‘Sahadi’s Serenade’, ’Shabazi’, ‘Buttered Scones and Tea’, … Read More

REVIEW: The Arts Fuse Reviews Darren Barrett’s “Time for Romance: But Beautiful”

October 1, 2018Features, Reviews

Steve Provizer, The Arts Fuse Younger Arts Fuse readers probably don’t know about the Jackie Gleason-Bobby Hackett collaborations from the late 1950’s-early ’60s. Gleason was a comedian-television star with a musical bent and the money to hire musicians and studio time. He produced a series of what were essentially easy-listening/seduction records, with titles like Songs For Lovers Only and Easy … Read More

REVIEW: Jazz Weekly Reviews Itai Kriss’ “Telavana”

October 1, 2018Features, Reviews

George Harris, Jazz Weekly The mix of flutist Itai Kriss and the band Telavana (Michael Rodriguez/tp, Cesar Orozco/p, Or Bareket/b, Marcos Lopez/perc and Dan Aran/dr) create a rich salsa mix of sounds and grooves on this alluring album. Kriss’ warm woodwind floats over the simmering percussion on pieces such as “Havana Sp ecial,” “Sahadi’s Serenade,” … Read More

INTERVIEW: The Jazz Session Interviews Adi Meyerson

October 1, 2018Radio/Podcasts

Jason Crane, The Jazz Session The Jazz Session #465: Adi Meyerson Bassist Adi Meyerson grew up in Israel, discovered jazz in her late teens, got into a conservatory for upright bass a few months after picking up the instrument, and then made her way to the New School in New York. Six years after moving … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Evan Salvacion Levine’s “Mestizo”

October 1, 2018Features, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura  Mestizo‘s a thoroughly commendable set from bassist Evan Salvacion Levine, who’s joined on his sophomore release as a leader by Matt Gold on guitar and Andrew Green on drums (on the bassist’s first, 2016’s Unsolvable Problems, he’s accompanied by pianist Lex Korten and drummer Kayvon Gordon). Mestizo is also the recording debut of Levine’s new … Read More