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Jeff Richman Walks the "Hotwire"

06/06/15    Albums

Jeff Richman Walks the "Hotwire"

Travis Rogers

I was all in from the start of this album—or maybe before—seeing that Jeff Richman is backed up by George Whitty on keys and the one-two punch of Jimmy Haislip (bass) and Vinnie Colaiuta (drums). That alone made me want to break into a chorus of “Hallelujah”...

Elina Duni Quartet's "Dallëndyshe"

06/06/15    Albums

Elina Duni Quartet's "Dallëndyshe"

Travis Rogers

“Love and exile carry the music of the whole world,” Elina Duni states. It is the basis of folk music and the music of her native Albania is replete with such themes. As wonderful as that folk music is, the challenge of transitioning those tunes and themes...

Andy Sheppard’s “Surrounded by Sea

06/06/15    Albums

Andy Sheppard’s “Surrounded by Sea

Travis Rogers

Andy Sheppard’s “Surrounded by Sea”—his third with ECM (ECM2432) is a Jazz tone poem. Think of Smetana’s “Moldau” and you get the idea. Being English, as he states, has always made him mindful of “being surrounded by the sea.” The entire album creates that...

"Eternal Monomyth"

06/06/15    Albums

"Eternal Monomyth"

Travis Rogers

“Eternal Monomyth,” the May of 2015 release from Gene Ess is a continuation of his previous album “Fractal Attrraction.” On both albums, Ess explores the interplay of instruments and the female voice. Also on both albums, the female voice is that of Thana...

06/03/15    Albums

Jazz and Colombian feeling

Christian Salgado

One of the best works that have passed through my hands, a valuable and fantastic exploration, not only of our beautiful Colombian rhythms, but of our feeling, with a unique maturity in the harmonization of lyrics and music.

Jazz and Colombian feeling

06/03/15    Albums

Jazz and Colombian feeling

Christian Salgado

Without any doubt, one a valuable and fantastic exploration, not only of our beautiful Colombian rhythms, but of our feeling and Jazz, with a unique maturity in the harmonization of lyrics and music, note by note build the great puzzle that is this work...

06/03/15    Albums

Lu "Sweet Lu" Olutosin

H. Allen Williams

A wonderful example of melding the sound of an era, but with modern day players and original tunes that lay well against the re-arranged standards, it was at times difficult to tell the standards from the originals, which speaks highly of the quality of...

JOE LOCKE Celebrates LOVE IS A PENDULUM With Appearances on WKCR, WBGO, The Discover Burlington Jazz Festival,The JAZZ STANDARD, and The Rochester Xerox Int'l Jazz Festival!

06/03/15    Community Articles

JOE LOCKE Celebrates LOVE IS A PENDULUM With Appearances on WKCR, WBGO, The Discover Burlington Jazz Festival,The JAZZ STANDARD, and The Rochester Xerox Int'l Jazz Festival!

Jason Paul Harman Byrne

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: JOE LOCKE Celebrates LOVE IS A PENDULUM With Appearances on WKCR, WBGO, THE BURLINGTON DISCOVER JAZZ FEST, THE JAZZ STANDARD & THE XEROX ROCHESTER INT'L JAZZ FEST! Love Is A Pendulum is Available NOW on Motema Music https://itunes...

Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC Band at Club Fox

06/01/15    Community Articles

Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC Band at Club Fox

Walter Atkins

Seasoned San Francisco Bay Area blues vocalist and bandleader Ms. Taylor P. Collins and the TPC band played an invigorating midweek set at the Club Fox. The intimate venue, part of the historic Fox Theater is located in the heart of Redwood City’s downtown...

Joey Alexander, 11-Year-Old Jazz Sensation, Opens the Exit 0 Jazz Festival

05/31/15    Community Articles

Joey Alexander, 11-Year-Old Jazz Sensation, Opens the Exit 0 Jazz Festival

Karen Brundage-Johnson, PhD.

The Cape May beaches are known for its quartz “diamonds”, collected by many. However, another “diamond” will be remembered in Cape May jazz history! The sensational, Joey Alexander, an 11-year old Jazz genius opened the weekend long Exit 0 Jazz Festival...

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