Akua Dixon, Symphony Space, NYC, 4/24/15

February 24, 2015Event Announcement

Akua Dixon Presents Akua Dixon CD Release Show Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space Friday, April 24, 7:30 pm New York City New York, NY- Akua Dixon presents Akua Dixon CD Release Show on Friday, April 24, at 7:30 PM at Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway … Read More

Gene Ess & Fractral Attraction, Drom, NYC, 4/26/15

February 23, 2015Event Announcement

‘Eternal Monomyth’ Album Release Celebration Gene Ess and Fractral Attraction Sunday, April 26, 8:30 PM Drom, New York City “He has achieved a delicate tonal balance that unites this ‘song cycle for quartet,’ as Ess subtitles the album, perhaps echoing John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme, also for quartet. While a listener might think of Pat … Read More

David Berkman, Smoke, NYC, 2/27-28-3/1/15

February 8, 2015Event Announcement

We are thrilled to announce the debut of the New York Standard Quartet (David Berkman, piano, Tim Armacost, saxes and Gene Jackson drums) at SMOKE JAZZ CLUB, February 27, 28th–with Special Guests Ray Drummond bass and Robin Eubanks, trombone) and March 1st (with Special Guests Steve Wilson sax and Ed Howard bass). This is a … Read More

Bebop Spoken Here Reviews ‘Starcode’, Chris Klaxton

February 5, 2015Reviews

by Lance Liddle, Bebop Spoken Here Sometimes I think the parade has passed me by – in fact I know it has! Truth is, it’s not a parade I particularly want to lead, maybe just join in for awhile along the way. What I’m getting at is the difficulty I have in coming to terms … Read More

4 Star Review of ‘Folklorico’ from All About Jazz

January 26, 2015Press Reel, Reviews

By James Nadal, All About Jazz 4 Stars! If the Mediterranean can be arguably construed as the cradle of civilization, then Italy certainly has a favorable geographical position in this debate, as it protrudes into the middle of the sea. Francesco Marcocci learned the bass in his hometown of Pisa, Italy, and in the process … Read More

5 Stars from All About Jazz for Dave Liebman & co’s ‘Ceremony’

December 30, 2014Press Reel, Reviews

By James Nadal, All About Jazz The most distinguished characteristic of Afro-Caribbean music—as well as its greatest contribution to the jazz idiom—has been the drums. If we take this one step further, the Afro-Cuban tradition of drumming has had the highest degree of influence, and has been readily identifiable, since the Latin dance crazes of … Read More

Jazz Weekly Review of Anthony Fung’s ‘Chronicles’

December 11, 2014Reviews

by George Harris, Jazz Weekly Drummer Anthony Fung puts together here an impressive collection of originals that have one foot in the tradition with the other foot marching into the future. He brings together a band of Edmar Colon/sax-perc, Mao Sone/tp-fh, Jonny Chapman/b and Kyumin Shim/p for seven songs and one four piece “Chronicles Suite.”Each … Read More

‘Progress Report’ by Dave Neves Reviewed on Jazz Weekly

December 11, 2014Reviews

David Neves: Progress Report by George W. Harris, Jazz Weekly Trumpeter David Neves displays an impressive sound here as he puts together nine originals along wit Michael Thomas/as-bcl, Greg Duncan/g, Barclay Moffitt/ts, Naomi Gillies/voc, Edward Perez/b, Lee Fish/dr and Julian Shore-Matthew Sheens/p. His horn is warm and fluffy on “Evelynn’s Song” and the pastoral “Curious … Read More

Latin Jazz Net Album of the Week: Ceremony f/ Dave Liebman

December 4, 2014Reviews

Dave Liebman Presents: Ceremony By Raul da Gama, Latin Jazz Net 5 Stars In 1987 Dave Liebman joined saxophonist Wayne Shorter, bassist Eddie Gómez, drummer Jack DeJohnette and pianist Richie Beirach in recording Live Under The Sky: Tribute to John Coltrane in Tokyo. The intensity of that performance and the subsequent interview with Mr. Liebman … Read More