By Preston Frazier, Something Else! Guitarist, composer and educator Alex Wintz’s Live to Tape, set to arrive on Nov. 6, 2020, is is his first on Outside Music. It’s a compelling display of Wintz’s chops, taste and improvisational powers. Working with bassist Dave Baron and drummer Jimmy Macbride. Read this review here.
With Lucia Cadotsch, Makar Novikov Quintet, Sasha Mashin Quartet, KID BE KID, Alina Engibaryan Trio, Andrew Krasilnikov Quartet The contemporary jazz music festival led by two forefront European jazz labels Rainy Days & XJAZZ Berlin is happening online on October 30-31 in Saint-Petersburg and Berlin, supported by Goethe-Institut, and in the framework of the … Read More
by Shae Fontana, Bleu Bop This Friday, October 23rd, Finnish trombonist and composer, Kasperi Sarikoski, will release his sophomore effort as a band leader on his new album 3 + 1. Released via Outside in Music, the album is a perfect soundtrack to these strange days. It is nostalgic, wistful, lonesome, and hopeful in its tone. The album … Read More
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly It’s fitting that Teodross Avery should do a tribute to Bop Icon Thelonious Monk, as his rich and thick tone is reminiscent of perennial Monk sideman Charlie Rouse. He delivers Spherical tunes with two different teams, with Band 1 consisting of Anthony Wonsey/p, Corcoran Holt/b, Willie Jones III/dr ang … Read More
By JazzTimes Multireedist and Lateef protégé Oran Etkin pays his respects with a video in which he teams up with Zimbabwean musicians. Read this article here.
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW Classically-trained Taiwan-born, New York-based vibraphonist Chien Chien Lu performs an original arrangement of a traditional Taiwanese song called “Blossom in a Stormy Night.” Read more here.
Textura “I grew up listening to my aunt; one pivotal record she sings on is ‘Arara’ by Sergio Mendes. I knew I always wanted to be like her, sound like her. Since I studied piano and bass intently as a child, singing came later. I remember I also loved to write short stories as a … Read More
Textura A more perfect title for Brandi Disterheft’s fifth album than Surfboard would be hard to imagine when the associated activity evokes feelings of freedom, joy, and abandon. Consistent with that are tunes of equally breezy character and effervescent performances the bassist, pianist Klaus Mueller, drummer Portinho, and guest saxophonist George Coleman bring to the fourteen … Read More
By Matt Micucci, JAZZIZ Without Dimensions is Hungarian vocalist Júlia Karosi’s genre-melding project and her fourth album as a leader. Watch this video here.
By JazzTimes JazzTimes is honored to present the video premiere of “Run Through America,” a new song by vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Allan Harris. A contemporary protest song written in support of Black Lives Matter, it was originally prompted by the Georgia shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in February but also refers to various other examples … Read More