Rock Jazz

Jimmy Chamberlin Complex, The Parable

December 2, 2017 admin 0

by Ferell Aubre When famed Smashing Pumpkins drummer Jimmy Chamberlin quit, or was fired from the Smashing Pumpkins in 2009, he focused his attention on the Jimmy Chamberlin Complex. The result has been good with […]

Jazz

John Beasley, MONK’estra, Vol. 2

October 27, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch The legendary bandleader Thelonious Monk was known to leave his piano chair mid-performance and perform impassioned dances on the band stand, because of the sheer joy and freedom the music made him […]

Jazz

Dave Bennett, Blood Moon

October 25, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Multi-instrument phenomenon, Dave Bennett is a clarinet virtuoso who also plays electric guitar, piano, drums and sings. Entirely self-taught, he began playing along with Benny Goodman records at age 10, and by […]

Latin

Ron Francis Blake, Assimilation

October 17, 2017 admin 0

by Ferell Aubre Latin music is on an upswing as of late, thankfully. Rhythmically, Latin jazz has a lot to offer, but it is also about the deeper connection that the musicians portray when playing […]

Jazz

Joe Mongelli, WashAshore

October 7, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Joe Mongelli is a trumpet/flugelhorn player based in the Cape Cod area. He leads a group of regularly gigging and swinging musicians he calls The Cape Jazz Crew. The Crew consist of: […]

Jazz

Larry Ham/Wood Witt, Presence

October 4, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Presence is a new album that features Woody Witt, a Houston based tenor-saxophonist and educator, with the Larry Ham Trio (comprised of pianist Ham, bassist Lee Hudson and drummer Tom Melito). Witt […]

Crossover Jazz

Lizz Wright, Grace

September 25, 2017 admin 0

by Micha Bellini Lizz Wright is back with a new album called Grace. Continuing with her theme of presenting music that reflects her past and present state of consciousness, Wright has reworked well-known songs that […]

Jazz

Vijay Iyer, Far From Over

September 2, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Pianist Vijay Iyer is back with an album featuring a sextet lineup that emanates creative and diverse writing titled, Far From Over on ECM records, produced by Manfred Eicher. Iyer is known […]