REVIEW: Marques Carroll The Ancestors’ Call – Black Grooves

April 2, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Nia I’man Smith, Black Grooves Within the musical canon of the genre traditionally known as “jazz,” Chicago’s legacy as birthplace or training ground for some of the genre’s most innovative and technically adept trumpeters is solidified by musicians such as Ray Nance, Louis Armstrong, Lester Bowie, Marquis Hill, and Corey Wilkes. With his stellar … Read More

NEW RELEASE: Rising Vocalist Samara Joy to Release Self-Titled Debut on Whirlwind Recordings on July 9, 2021

March 31, 2021New Release, Press Releases

Rising Vocalist Samara Joy to Release Self-Titled Debut on July 9, 2021 via Whirlwind Recordings The winner of the 2019 Sarah Vaughan International Jazz Vocal Competition is backed by the Pasquale Grasso Trio on this major debut Samara Joy is a singing star in the ascendancy. The young vocalist attracted attention in 2019 after winning the … Read More

REVIEW: Daniele Germani Congregation of Folks – Making A Scene

March 30, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Making A Scene As his debut received an enthusiastic endorsement from saxophone great Joe Lovano, that might be all the encouragement that the budding newcomer Daniele Germani needs. Indeed, A Congregation of Folks introduces a riveting and spirited voice on the alto saxophone, and an intriguing, unique composer. Read more here.