Jazz

Christian Sands, Reach Further

May 22, 2018 admin 0

by Ferell Aubre Christian Sands is back with the latest endeavor of his creative piano storytelling, with the follow up to his 2017 release, Reach.  His new album is aptly titled Reach Further. The hard […]

Crossover Jazz

Kamasi Washington, Heaven and Earth

April 18, 2018 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Kamasi Washington burst onto the scene with the success of his album Epic in 2015 on Brainfeeder, you could not pick up a magazine without seeing him adorn the front cover. In […]

Jazz

Andrew Gould, First Things First

April 2, 2018 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch A new face on the jazz scene has just emerged with a strong sense of confidence within his playing and sensibility within the jazz idiom.  Is there youthfulness within his playing, of […]

Jazz

Perry Smith, New Angle

March 2, 2018 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Guitarist and composer Perry Smith is originally from California, but now calls Brooklyn New York his home. Smith received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Flora L. Thornton School of Music […]

Jazz

Gabe Evens, The Wrong Waltz

January 9, 2018 admin 0

by Roland Freerier Gabe Evens is the Assistant Professor of Jazz Piano, Composition and Arranging at the University of Louisville, Jamey Aebersold Jazz Studies Program. Evens is a certified teacher of the Alexander Technique, and […]

Jazz

Jun Xiao, I Love Mathematics #1

December 25, 2017 admin 0

by Sylvannia Garutch Jun Xiao is a jazz guitarist and composer from Dali, Yunnan Province in China. He is a D’Addario Artist and Corbin Artist and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Shanghai Conservatory and […]

Jazz

the Eyal Vilner Big Band, Hanukkah

December 18, 2017 admin 0

by:  Sylvannia Garutch In the spirit of holiday traditions, the Eyal Vilner Big Band has put together a historic, yet modern take on the Hanukkah season. Vilner, a New York based, Israeli born altoist and […]

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 1

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 […]