By George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly This one by Mafalda Minnozzi is a real treat in that her voice and emotions show a dash of late period Billie Holiday, making it a sonic treat as she delves into the Great Brazilian Songbook. Read this review here.
By Ed Symkus, MetroWest Daily News There are all kinds of ingredients making themselves heard and felt in “The Time Is Now,” the new album by drummer Jorge Perez-Albela. You can pick up the innate Peruvian rhythms from his native Lima, flavors of the Brazilian records he listened to as a young boy, some straight-ahead … Read More
With the state of our nation and racial injustice in mind, trumpeter Alonzo Demetrius and his working band The Ego are set out to release their debut album Live From The Prison Nation with Onyx Productions on October 16, 2020. Joining Demetrius on this socially conscious recording is tenor saxophonist Yesseh Furaha-Ali, pianist Daniel Abraham … Read More
by Mike Flynn, Jazzwise. Leading NYC player reveals the inspirations behind his latest genre-hopping project. Video feature here.
Celebrated Guitarist Alex Wintz Announces his Sophomore Release, Live to Tape Out November 6th On Outside in Music Acclaimed guitarist Alex Wintz is pleased to announce the November 6th release of Live to Tape, a follow-up to his lauded debut LifeCycle. The album juxtaposes a modern musical approach with the recording techniques of the Blue … Read More
By Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Black Grooves Virtuoso jazz violinist Regina Carter has a history of releasing music that celebrates Black culture, whether commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ella Fitzgerald or her father’s roots on Southern Comfort. Read this full review here.
By Brenda Nelson – Strauss, Black Grooves The winner of multiple prestigious jazz trombone competitions and recipient of a Ph.D. from Frost School of Music at the University of Miami, Dr. Javier Nero appears more than ready to present his debut solo album, Freedom. Reas this review here.
By Brenda Nelson-Strauss, Black Grooves Trumpeter Derrick Gardner has gathered together friends and family to form a new ensemble that makes its debut on his latest release, Still I Rise. Read this full review here.
By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs’s Blog harles McPherson has long been one of my favorite bebop saxophone players. So, I was both excited and expectant when his “Jazz Dance Suites” came across my desk. Read all this reviews here.
By Mike Gates, UK VIBE Making her debut for Outside In Music, Japanese violinist, composer, producer and arranger Tomoko Omura presents us with six compositions on this, her fourth album as leader. Read this review here.