by Matt Micucci, Jazziz “Pianist/composer/educator Dave Meder’s Unamuno Songs and Stories is a response to recent sociopolitical turmoil in the U.S., using the writings of Spanish Civil War-era philosopher Miguel de Unamuno as a historical analogy.” Read the full article here.
by Jim Hynes, Making A Scene “This is a well-chosen group of tunes from 20thcentury American composers that touch on the Great American Songbook but go beyond to include the music of Ray Charles, Marvin Gaye, and Nat King Cole, among others.” Read the full review here.
by Jim Hynes, Making A Scene “Brubeck was ahead of his time in so many ways, but not enough people recognize that side of his artistry. Zaleski and company not only give his material shine, but they give it an edge that should draw more listeners to these great compositions.” Read the full review here.
Cory Weeds Teams with Phil Dwyer and Strings on WHAT IS THERE TO SAY? Due out November 19, 2021 via Cellar Music Cory Weeds, the saxophonist and creative and entrepreneurial force behind Cellar Music Group and its imprints—Cellar Live, Cellar Music, and Reel to Real Recordings— is proud to announce the November 19, 2021 release … Read More
By Ruth Fisher & Rouhangeze, JAZZ FM Jazz FM loves and supports new music. So, our team have chosen artists and albums that they’re excited about for Bandcamp Fridays… Read more here.
by Nate Chinen, WBGO “Pianist and composer Miki Yamanaka last caught our ear with Human Dust Suite, an assured album released just over a year ago. She recorded her latest, Stairway to the Stars, in her New York apartment in late summer of 2020. In that sense, it was made under pandemic duress — but you’d never know … Read More
Musical Visionary Henry Cole & Villa Locura present sprawling new masterwork BUSCANDO LA VIDA, due out November 19, 2021 Puerto Rican master drummer, composer, arranger Henry Cole is thrilled to announce the release of Buscando La Vida, a new full-length recording with his dynamic ensemble Villa Locura. Due out for release on November 19, this … Read More
by Alan Young, Lucid Culture “When the 2020 global coup d’etat crushed the performing arts in New York, Champian Fulton took to social media to keep her fan base satisfied. The woman who is arguably the best piano-playing singer and best singing pianist in jazz has featured her dad, flugelhornist and trumpeter Stephen Fulton on many albums … Read More
By Rick Anderson, CD Hotlist A new album from Champian Fulton is always cause for celebration, and when she’s joined by her father, the outstanding flugelhorn and trumpet player Stephen Fulton, you can be assured of a warm, complex, and golden-toned musical experience. Read more here.
By George Cole, Jazz Views Most eight-year old boys are busy playing with their friends, but when Charnett Moffett was that age, he was playing bass, and touring and recording with his father, the free jazz drummer Charles Moffett. Moffett senior played drums with Ornette Coleman, and the name Charnett is a portmanteau of Charles … Read More