By Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio The latest album from 5Passion Records featuring jazz pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba had been scheduled for release about half a month ago. Unfortunately, the initial release source was through an Apple site that only supported streaming. Only recently did the new album, entitled Skyline, find its way to Amazon.com; and, … Read More
by Jim Hynes, Making A Scene “This is our second entry for Miki Yamanaka, who’s stunning 2020 Human Dust Suite we covered on these same pages. She returns with a more intimate recording, Stairway to the Stars, her third album, this time with a drumless trio featuring returning bassist Orlando le Fleming and acclaimed saxophonist Mark Turner. The album was recorded in Yamanaka’s … Read More
by Mark Holston, Jazziz “Attending an exhibition by Japanese abstract artist Yayoi Kusama several years ago proved to be much more than just a pleasant Manhattan afternoon for bassist and composer Adi Meyerson. The painter’s bold palette overwhelmed the musician’s senses in ways virtually incomprehensible to other gallery patrons — the Israeli-born Meyerson has synesthesia, … Read More
By Chloe Rabinowitz, Broadway World Renowned vocalist Mafalda Minnozzi has announced the release of Cinema City – Jazz Scenes from Italian Film. On her new album, which is out October 1, 2021, the inimitable Minnozzi uncovers a new side as she explores the Italian cinematic songbook in the company of her first-rate band and special … Read More
By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoires’s Blog As soon as I saw these three iconic names, meshed together as a trio, I was intrigued. What will you hear when you put Grammy Award-winning, Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba into the studio with NEA Jazz Masters Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette? Something wonderful was about to happen; I … Read More
By Stephen Smoliar, The Rehearsal Studio Today jazz pianist Miki Yamanaka released her latest album Stairway to the Stars. This is a trio album that includes Mark Turner on saxophone and Orlando le Fleming on bass. Readers should note that the above hyperlink connects to a Bandcamp Web page, which allows for both physical and … Read More
By Matt Micucci, Jazziz Italian vocalist Mafalda Minnozzi celebrates and explores the Italian cinematic songbook on her new album, Cinema City – Jazz Scenes from Italian Film, released today (October 1.) The album features reimaginings of music and compositions by such greats as Ennio Morricone, Nino Rota and more, and features an all-star cast of … Read More
By S. Victor Aaron, Something Else! Like many of us, Dave Meder has tried to make sense of the turmoil that America finds itself in the midst of. But as a gifted pianist and composer, he’s able to eloquently sort out his feelings of these unsettling times through music. Read more here.
By Adam Feibel, Jazz FM 91 Grammy winner and NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman has always declared that if he had to name one primary influence and inspiration, it would be John Coltrane. This new tribute to the sax legend finds Liebman returning exclusively to the soprano sax backed by his working band Expansions. Together, … Read More
By Editor, JAZZIZ It’s one week after the remnants of Hurricane Ida left much of New York City severely flooded. Mike Clark is on the phone discussing the harrowing ride home he had on the night of the storm with fellow drumming pioneer Lenny White after White’s gig at Birdland. Read more here.