Who Am I To Stop It features ZCO/DANCEPROJECT!

March 16, 2016Features

ZCO/Dance Project premieres “Progression” and dancing beyond disability by Cheryl Green, whoamitostopit.com Listen to this post:  Back in 2013, you got to meet longtime dancer, actress, model, and disability activist Zazel-Chavah O’Garra when she shared a guest blog about her experience becoming disabled from a brain tumor. That same year, Zazel founded ZCO/Dance Project. Her brain … Read More

Soul&Jazz&Funk Reviews ‘Siren Songs’

March 12, 2016Reviews

Song of the Siren by Bill Bucks, SoulandJazzandFunk Born in California, but now working out of New York City, jazz chanteuse, JACKIE GAGE is already making waves with her debut album ‘Siren Songs’. The nine tracker is a well-thought out mix of standards and originals, given a unity by Jackie’s warm, rich, smooth voice that … Read More

Shunzo Ohno’s ‘ReNew’ reviewed on Midwest Record

March 10, 2016Reviews

by Chris Spector, Midwest Record “Free jazz as filtered through smooth jazz, trumpeter Ohno leads his crew of first call jazzbos through a marvelous session that opens the ears and really let’s you feel the emotions that gave rise to several of the compositions. Smart, modern jazz, this is a solid date the slightly adventurous … Read More

From AAJ: Harp Happenings: Brandee Younger And Pacific Harp Project

March 9, 2016Reviews

by Dan Bilawsky, All About Jazz Harp happenings are relatively rare in jazz, but they are there. And when two highly agreeable and strikingly different harp-centric affairs appear on your doorstep around the same time, it really makes you stop and take notice of the instrument, its potential, and the players who are moving it … Read More

Zach Brock & Phil Markowitz at National Sawdust, Brooklyn NY March 13!

March 7, 2016Event Announcement

“The debut recording by the Phil Markowitz/Zach Brock Quartet satisfies with it’s unclassifiable variety and spot­on playing… this band’s taste is fairly impeccable.” Downbeat Magazine Marth Redbone presents Zach Brock with special guest Phil Markowitz on Sunday, March 13 at 7:00 PM at National Sawdust, located at 80 N 6th Street, in Brooklyn, NY 11211. … Read More

Interview: Brandee Younger on Burning Ambulance

March 7, 2016Features

By Phil Freeman, Burning Ambulance  Jazz has a new harpist: Brandee Younger. Following in the footsteps of Alice Coltrane and particularly Dorothy Ashby, she’s blending classical technique with an appreciation for—and creative use of—hip-hop, R&B and funk grooves. Her studio debut as a leader, Wax & Wane, is out now. (Get it from Amazon.) It features flautist … Read More

World Music Report Review in for Racha Fora’s ‘Racha S’Miles’

March 6, 2016Reviews

by Raul Da Gama, World Music Report Photo by Erin X. Smithers Hiroaki Honshuku’s connection with Miles Davis runs deep. The great trumpeter was an early follower of the influential musical system that George Russell suggested, Lydian Chromatic Concept of Tonal Organisation, reflected in his 1958 recording Milestones. Honshuku studied with Russell, delving into the Lydian … Read More