REVIEW: Alex Wintz “Live To Tape” reviewed on Something Else!

October 23, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

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.    

RAINY XJAZZ DAYS: 2-Day Virtual Festival LIVE from Germany & Russia (Oct 30-31)

October 22, 2020Event Announcement, Press Releases

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

NEW RELEASE: 3+1=Kasperi Sarikoski – Bleu Bop

October 21, 2020New Release, Press Reel

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

REVIEW: Brandi Disterheft’s “Surfboard” – Textura

October 19, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

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