ANNOUNCEMENT: Trumpeter Tim Hagans To Release New Album With NDR Bigband – Last Row Music

April 6, 2021New Release, Press Reel

By Jeremy Smith, Last Row Music 3x GRAMMY-nominated composer and trumpeter Tim Hagans is pleased to announce the release of A Conversation, an all-new, original multi-movement concerto performed by the NDR Bigband. On A Conversation, Hagans introduces a musical narrative that is meant to explore, to illuminate, and perhaps, to resolve an exchange of ideas. … Read More

REVIEW: Logan Richardson AfroFuturism – Black Grooves

April 2, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Black Grooves Kansas City-born saxophonist Logan Richardson made his debut as a bandleader in 2007 with Cerebral Flow, an album that reflects his time performing with jazz musicians such as Pat Metheny, Joe Chambers, Billy Hart, Butch Morris, Stefon Harris and Jason Moran. Since then, Richardson’s work has become increasingly eclectic, ranging … Read More

REVIEW: Marques Carroll The Ancestors’ Call – Black Grooves

April 2, 2021Press Reel, Reviews

By Nia I’man Smith, Black Grooves Within the musical canon of the genre traditionally known as “jazz,” Chicago’s legacy as birthplace or training ground for some of the genre’s most innovative and technically adept trumpeters is solidified by musicians such as Ray Nance, Louis Armstrong, Lester Bowie, Marquis Hill, and Corey Wilkes. With his stellar … Read More