By Dee Dee McNeil, Musicalmemoirs Blog “Chad McCullough’s trumpet is soothing, like a spiritual balm. From the first mellow notes blowing from his horn on McCullough’s original composition, “November Lake,” … Read More
by Paul Rauch, All About Jazz Trumpeter Chad McCullough has an identifiable sound—his striking, bold tonality, and his penchant for stark contrasts compositionally. His previous four releases on Origin Records, featured … Read More
by Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune “..they’ve created an unusually atmospheric album built on gorgeous melodic phrases, shimmering tone colors and pervasive subtlety..” Read the full review here.
by Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz Chad McCullough’s Forward finds the Chicago-based trumpeter in his familiar horn-and-rhythm-section format. This set brings McCullough’s customary artistic focus into crystal clarity. Read the … Read More
By Hrayr Attarian, Chicago Jazz Magazine In addition to his signature lyricism, trumpeter Chad McCullough has made a mark on the creative music scene with his imaginative writing. McCullough pays … Read More
By Ron Schepper, Textura Amending slightly the categories used for last year’s roundup, textura’s 2020 selections are grouped into Jazz, Classical/Opera, Ambient/New Age, General, and Single/EP/Cassette lists. Read this article … Read More
By Tom Schnabel, KCRW This week, we sample a new crop of recent releases along with a few classic sides mixed in. Check this playlist here.
By Dan McClenaghan, All About Jazz Since his excellent recording debut under his own name, 2009’s Dark Wood, Dark Water (Origin Records), trumpeter Chad McCullough has co-led a handful of … Read More
By Dave Sumner, Bandcamp Daily Chad McCullough crafts his music as if it were meant to be carried delicately upon the breeze. His melodies are vibrant, yet understated, and their … Read More