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ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Nicky Schrire: Permission to Be Yourself

Read "Nicky Schrire: Permission to Be Yourself" reviewed by Seton Hawkins



To follow the recordings of Cape Town-based vocalist and composer Nicky Schrire is to watch an artist evolve right in front of your eyes. With her 2012 debut Freedom Flight, Schrire demonstrated a supple soprano vocal technique and a knack for intelligent arrangements of unusual repertoire choices. Following it up the next year with ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Quentin Bryan Angus: In Stride

Read "In Stride" reviewed by Barry O'Sullivan

Keeping 'in stride' on his journey from Eden Valley, South Australia, guitarist/composer Quentin Angus hasn't batted an eyelid since arriving in the world's Mecca for jazz in 2010. Angus is an Associate Professor of Music for the City University of New York, teaches several courses at the Borough of Manhattan Community College and holds a PhD (Phrasing ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Quentin Angus: In Stride

Read "In Stride" reviewed by Geno Thackara

Quentin Angus comes across as the kind of player who's seemingly absorbed everything in developing a repertoire--one whose extensive study lets him draw on any style and throw out familiar licks on a whim. Here we have soft electric tones worthy of Grant Green crossed with the expansive compositional smarts of Pat Metheny. Fleet lines and ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Florian Hoefner: Luminosity

Read "Luminosity" reviewed by Mark F. Turner

A change in scenery can bring a new perspective as revealed in Florian Hoefner's Luminosity, his third release on Origin Records. Since moving to St Johns, Newfoundland in 2014 after spending years in New York City, the pianist and composer builds on previous works that highlighted a lyrical adeptness in the vein of contemporaries Aaron Parks ...

Marta Sanchez Quintet: Partenika

Read "Partenika" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A marriage of moody yet calming piano seesaws, cymbal swells, and arco bass serves as the entry portal into pianist Marta Sanchez's Partenika. The feelings that come over the mind and body while taking in those overlaid ingredients during the opening of “Opening" must be like what Dorothy felt when she awoke in Oz or what ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rotem Sivan: For Emotional Use Only

Read "For Emotional Use Only" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

A large number of younger jazz guitarists tend to turn their albums into shock and awe campaigns, with aggression, overwhelming force, cutting tones, and electronic gadgets galore firing down on listeners. The work of guitarist Rotem Silvan is a refreshing alternative to that heavy artillery school of guitar.

On his debut--Enchanted Sun (Steeplechase ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Nicky Schrire Quartet at Raphael Vineyard

Read "Nicky Schrire Quartet at Raphael Vineyard" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Nicky Schrire Quartet
Raphael Vineyard
Long Island Winterfest
Peconic, NY
February 22, 2014

Long Island Winterfest, which puts musical acts in wineries for six straight weekends during the bleak midwinter, is a boon to the economy and cultural atmosphere of the East End. It truly helps to drum up ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Rotem Sivan: Enchanted Sun

Read "Enchanted Sun" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Guitarist Rotem Sivan, who made the move from his native Israel to New York City in 2008, chose the trio format for his debut, Enchanted Sun. Working with just bass and drums accompanying--whether the “lead" is a piano, a horn or a guitar---is one of the most intimate ways to make music; since pianist Bill Evans' ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nicky Schrire: Freedom Flight

Read "Freedom Flight" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

Freedom Flight is the debut from vocalist Nicky Schrire, a young singer who was born in London, raised in Cape Town and now resides in New York. It's a distinctive debut, heralding the welcome arrival to the scene of a fine vocalist with an eclectic range of source material--a mix of Latin, pop, folk, and American ...

Nicky Schrire: Freedom Flight

Read "Freedom Flight" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Breaking into the jazz vocal world is no easy feat. Aspiring singers often find themselves angling for crumbs of attention in this overcrowded field, and having a pleasant voice doesn't count for much anymore. Originality in approach, a proclivity for picking songs that stretch the definition of jazz and an elastic understanding of the voice's role ...