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

Critical Jazz Review of Anthony Fung’s ‘Chronicles’

September 15, 2014Reviews

The future of modern jazz is in good hands thanks to drumming phenom Anthony Fung! By Brent Black, Critical Jazz Rising star Anthony Fung is a sophomore at Berklee studying under the great Danilo Perez. Impressive to say the least but even more impressive is the collective approach that Fung brings to the table with … Read More

All About Jazz Review of ‘Progress Report’, Dave Neves

September 10, 2014Press Reel, Reviews

By DAN MCCLENAGHAN, All About Jazz 4 Stars! At twenty-five years of age, Boston-based trumpeter David Neves can’t be expected to boast a big recorded with/played with resume. But he can boast a first rate education—Berklee and the New England Conservatory. And with his Progress Report, a marvelous debut as leader, Neves blows way beyond … Read More

Critical Jazz Review of ‘Progress Report’, Dave Neves

September 9, 2014Reviews

The progress report on David Neves should include words such as exemplary! by Brent Black There is a long standing argument in improvisational music that the best education is obtained by mileage, playing on stage. Trumpet phenom David Neves obtained his education from Berklee and The New England Conservatory and seems to be adjusting just … Read More

Mehmet Sanlikol: ‘What’s Next’ Review on All About Jazz

June 22, 2014Press Reel, Reviews

By JACK BOWERS, All About Jazz 4 Stars! After listing the personnel (which varies on every track) for Turkish-born composer Mehmet Ali Sanlikol’s new CD, What’s Next?, there’s scarcely room for a review. Well, perhaps a small one, starting with the fact that Sanlikol, a graduate of the Berklee School of Music and New England … Read More