Ken Micallef was once a jazz drummer; then he found religion and began writing about jazz rather than performing it. (He continues to air-drum jazz rhythms in front of his hi-fi rig and various NYC bodegas.) His reportage has appeared in Time Out, Modern Drummer, DownBeat, Stereophile, and Electronic Musician. Ken is the administrator of Facebook’s popular Jazz Vinyl Lovers group, and he reviews vintage jazz recordings on YouTube as Ken Micallef Jazz Vinyl Lover.
Twenty-eight-year-old pianist Dave Meder is a young man with prodigious technique and serious ambitions. In the press release accompanying this originals-heavy debut recording, he states, … Read More “Dave Meder: Passage (Outside In)”
Creative improvisation meets Pro Tooled free-electronica? “Technology performer” Jeff Morris combines tape loops, found sounds, and machine noise with the live performances of renowned German … Read More “Jeff Morris: Interfaces (Ravello)”