Raul da Gama Reviews Dave Liebman Expansions: The Puzzle

December 14, 2015Reviews

Expansions The Dave Liebman Group: The Puzzle By Raul da Gama on Jazz da Gama Dave Liebman is one of the greatest relatively unsung masters of the saxophone. True, he has been honoured by the NEA and is beloved of the cognoscenti, but as saxophonists go in this generation, he appears to be less recognised … Read More

Dan Wilkins Ensemble Reviewed on Midwest Record

December 7, 2015Reviews

by Chris Spector, Midwest Record DAN WILKINS ENSEMBLE/Jnana Vijnana: This bunch of up and coming New York jazzbos takes inspiration from past jazzbos as they stop and reflect on eastern kinds of mind sets and comes forth with something more than chamber jazz. Not egghead stuff, this is easy going stuff that goes to the … Read More

Feature: Take Five With Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno and Raul Da Gama

November 29, 2015Features

Take Five With Trumpeter Shunzo Ohno by Raul Da Gama, Jazz da Gama All that is unusual and unexpected about Shunzo Ohno is encapsulated in the glimmering, intimate and transcendent howl of his trumpet. He plays each note that flies out of the bell of his instrument as if he were creating the pristine and … Read More

Latin Jazz Net Reviews the Francesco Marcocci Quintet’s ‘Folklorico’

November 29, 2015Reviews

Francesco Marcocci Quintet: Folklorico By Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Net This volume of music affirms Francesco Marcocci’s exemplary music and double bass prowess as well as serves to further draw attention to the still underrated composer’s quirky, inventive and emotionally engaging output. Clearly he is a bassist and a composer who seeks the path … Read More