Sharonne Cohen is a Montreal-based writer and editor. A music journalist since 2001, she has contributed to publications including JazzTimes, DownBeat, OkayPlayer, VICE/Noisey, Afropop Worldwide, The Revivalist, andLa Scena Musicale; her articles are often accompanied by her photographs.
The follow-up to bassist Petros Klampanis’ 2011 debut, Contextual, Minor Dispute further explores his unique compositional vision and delivers a set with a strong emotional … Read More “Petros Klampanis: Minor Dispute”
Veteran drummer Stanton Moore, of New Orleans funk masters Galactic, returns to his jazz beginnings with a spirited piano-trio recording. Setting out to explore his … Read More “Stanton Moore: Conversations”
On this, his fifth album, Armenian-born pianist, keyboardist and sometime singer Tigran Hamasyan is inspired by traditional Armenian shadow theater, exploring the power of ambiguity … Read More “Tigran: Shadow Theater”
Drummer-composer-sonic conceptualist Jaimeo Brown delivers a compelling offering on this, his debut recording, weaving seemingly incongruous elements-Southern spirituals, East Indian music, jazz, blues and electronica-into … Read More “Jaimeo Brown Transcendence: Work Songs”
This two-CD set by clarinetist and mandolinist Andy Statman blends progressive bluegrass, jazz, country, traditional Jewish music, folk and rock, all coming together through a … Read More “Andy Statman <i>Old Brooklyn</i>”
This hard-hitting self-produced album by pianist Dred Scott’s trio, released alongside an experimental solo recording entitled Prepared Piano, features seven original tracks penned by the … Read More “Dred Scott Trio: Going Nowhere”
Tigran Hamasyan’s fourth album, a vibrant solo recording drawing from the music and poetry of his native Armenia, further solidifies the acclaim the 24-year-old pianist … Read More “Tigran Hamasyan: A Fable”