REVIEW: Dustin Laurenzi’s Natural Language “A Time and A Place” – Making a Scene

October 16, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By Jim Hynes, Making a Scene Tenor saxophonist Dustin Laurenzi’s A Time and A Place, follows-up his 2016 self-titled album with his quartet of Chicago-based musicians, Natural Language, intact. Their sound embodies unbridled invention and cohesiveness that creates moods and textures in favor of aggressive soloing although there is some of that too, mostly from … Read More

REVIEW: Regina Carter’s Swing States: Harmony In The Battleground – DownBeat

October 15, 2020Press Reel, Reviews

By John Murph “Carter opens the album with a spoken-word recollection of growing up in Detroit and how observing cultural differences works toward shaping how individuals vote. She also mentions watching her older family members head to the polls—a pertinent recollection given recent reports of voter suppression efforts and the centennial anniversary of the 19th … Read More

INTERVIEW: Richard Baratta Discusses New Release “Music in Film: The Reel Deal”

October 14, 2020Interviews, Press Reel

By Allen Scott, All That’s Jazz, Listen Notes Music in Film: The Reel Deal is the drummer’s triumphant return to the jazz artform after a 30+ year diversion during which time Baratta became a celebrated film producer of Hollywood hits like The Irishman, Joker, and Wolf of Wall Street.  This album sees the coalescence of Baratta’s two seemingly disparate worlds, a celebration … Read More