Home » Jazz Articles » Michael Thomas

Jazz Articles about Michael Thomas

3
Liner Notes

Ark Ovrutski: 44/33

Read "Ark Ovrutski: 44/33" reviewed by Howard Mandel


Wherever a jazz musician starts their professional journey, he or she must come to grips with what one must do to create a personal approach based on technique, imagination and feeling. Composer and bassist Ark Ovrutski likes to say that since the age of 20 he has been an “international homeless traveller." But with the release of 44/33, his third album as a leader, Ark proves he has arrived. With its program of bright melodies, tight ensemble collaboration, ...

6
Album Review

Michael Thomas: Event Horizon

Read "Event Horizon" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


Jimmy Katz seems to really be onto something with his Giant Step Arts label. Begun in 2018, the label has established a tradition of recording live performances by modern jazz musicians given complete freedom of repertoire and personnel. That approach has produced several outstanding releases including, earlier this year, The Concert: 12 Musings For Isabella, (Giant Step Arts, 2020) by trumpeter Jason Palmer, who also appears on the label's latest release, this time as a sideman for alto saxophonist Michael ...

2
Radio & Podcasts

Michael Thomas, Joshua Redman, Marie Kruttli, Brad Mehldau and More New Releases

Read "Michael Thomas, Joshua Redman, Marie Kruttli, Brad Mehldau and More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu


It has been more or less a month since our last episode devoted to new and upcoming releases, so it's time to catch up as so much great music has been coming out, some of it to raise funds for worthy causes. So sit back, put your headphones on and enjoy the latest by Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Michael Thomas, Marie Kruttli, Pericopes+1, Ernesto Cervini and more. Happy listening! Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted ...

7
Album Review

John Lake: Seven Angels

Read "Seven Angels" reviewed by Jim Worsley


Compelling is the first word that comes to mind in describing John Lake's debut record as a leader. Eight Lake originals, adjoined by three reimagined tunes from the past, comprise Seven Angels. A seasoned studio musician and sideman, Lake knew his time had come. He is joined by five stellar musicians who collectively build a liquid sextet. A lesser known artist doesn't have the luxury of time. He/she has to grab attention quickly. With that in mind, Lake ...

164
Album Review

Michael Thomas: The Messenger

Read "The Messenger" reviewed by Willard Jenkins


For DC-based trumpeter Michael Thomas this initial release is the result of a true labor of love. Not one to wait for a record label to come knocking at his door, Thomas seized the initiative himself, not only starting his own label and releasing his own debut disc, but also developing his own home studio to lay down these 10 persuasive tracks. Thomas has a brass proud trumpeter's arrogance in sound but not demeanor. The title is an apt one ...


Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Jazzahead!
Polls & Surveys
Vote for your favorite musicians and participate in our brief surveys.

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and upcoming jazz events near you.