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
By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Guitarist Lorne Lofsky teams with Kirk MacDonald/ts, Kieran Overs/b and Barry Romberg/dr through a collection of lithe post bop originals and clever covers. Read more here.
By Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Though Chicago is famous for its experimental jazz scene, and for mapping paths that diverge far and wide from tradition, their impact upon the defining characteristics of the straight-ahead post-bop sound is no less notable. Read this article here.
By Geno Thackara, All About Jazz Where it might be natural enough for a jazz combo to glide or swing through a session, the Philippe Lemm Trio prefers to dance. It’s apparently in Lemm’s blood: the leader was a dancer before taking up the drums, and First Steps figuratively jumps and stomps all over the … Read More
By Richard B. Kamins, Step Tempest During the pandemic, we have gotten used to seeing and hearing small group performances. But, here are two classy large ensemble recordings that captured my attention and imagination. Read more here.
By Matt Micucci, Jazziz If you’re looking for some great new music to discover this weekend, look no further than our weekly New Release Cheat Sheet. This week, we bring you new music from Georgia Anne Muldrow’s latest project, a new live version of a Norah Jones hit classic from her forthcoming first-ever live album, … Read More
By David Kunian, Off Beat Magazine Jeff Coffin and Helen Gillet’s new cello/reeds duet record is both head-bopping in its meditative moments and thoughtful even when it hits a groove. Coffin, best known for his work with Dave Matthews Band, and Gillet, a true fighting, creative player on the cello, channel their inner Charles Lloyd … Read More
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
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
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