TRACK FEATURE: WBGO Features Greg Ward’s “The Contender” on Take Five

January 14, 2019Features

Greg Ward Presents Rogue Parade, “The Contender” by Nate Chinen, WBGO Greg Ward is a Chicago-based alto saxophonist who knows how to reconcile different elements: acoustic and electronic, precise and volatile, inside and “out.” He has an arresting new album, Stomping Off From Greenwood, that brings this gift into clear focus, with a batch of new … Read More

CONCERT REVIEW: Greg Ward Reviewed by the Chicago Tribune

January 14, 2019Reviews

Chicago’s Greg Ward leads a brilliant Rogue Parade art Green Mill; a farewell to Joseph Jarman by Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune Chicago saxophonist Greg Ward says he got the name for his newest band – Rogue Parade – from a podcast he heard. Whatever the source, the title seemed just right Friday night at the Green … Read More

NEW MUSIC MONDAY: Jazziz Features Vivian Sessoms’ “Strange Fruit”

January 14, 2019Features, Press Reel

Matt Micucci, Jazziz Magazine Vivian Sessoms, “Strange Fruit” Having earned her stripes as a performer with such acclaimed artists as Ryuichi Sakamoto, P. Diddy and Michael Jackson, accomplished Harlem-born singer Vivian Sessoms brings her vast array of experiences on her inspired, socially aware, jazz-influenced new album, Life. Her first LP in over ten years proves her … Read More

REVIEW: Textura Reviews Eden Bareket’s “Night”

January 14, 2019Press Reel, Reviews

Ron Schepper, Textura The baritone saxophone would seem to be less a wieldy horn than the soprano, alto, and tenor, but on Night the Buenos Aires-born, Israel-raised, and New York-residing Eden Bareket plays with a remarkable degree of agility. With the saxist joined by his brother Or on bass and Felix Lecaros on drums, the nine-track set, … Read More

OUT TODAY: Greenleaf Music Presents Greg Ward & Rogue Parade’s “Stomping Off From Greenwood”

January 11, 2019New Release, Press Releases

Considered one of the most versatile saxophonists of his generation, bandleader, composer and arranger, Greg Ward is proud to launch his new group Rogue Parade with the release of Stomping Off From Greenwood. A quintet of heavyweight creative Chicago musicians, Rogue Parade features guitarists Matt Gold and Dave Miller, bassist Matt Ulery and drummer Quin … Read More