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Mural: Shishi's Wish

Read "Shishi's Wish" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Prende il nome dal suo disco d'esordio, questo trio nippo-tedesco-cileno nato a New York nel 2015. Giunto al secondo album, Mural conferma la prospettiva trasversale, spaziando da momenti di marcata concitazione elettrica --una sorta di fusion rivisitata evidente in «Giacomo!» e in «Geronimo» --ad altri acusticamente riflessivi, venati di atmosfere folk.

I tratti costanti ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Aaron Goldberg: Exploring the Now

Read "Aaron Goldberg: Exploring the Now" reviewed by Luke Seabright

Aaron Goldberg is a jazz pianist and composer based in New York City. He's released five albums with his trio, featuring Reuben Rogers on bass and Eric Harland on drums. His album The Now, recorded with that same rhythm section and featuring Kurt Rosenwinkel on guitar, was released in 2015 to critical acclaim. As well as ...

Kevin Hays / Lionel Loueke: Hope

Read "Hope" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

New York/Paris-based Newvelle Records, the vinyl-only subscription label, is well into its second season of six planned releases. The second of these albums is the Kevin Hays and Lionel Loueke duo outing, Hope. Pianist Hays plays with his namesake trio as well as the Bill Stewart Trio and has worked with Sonny Rollins, Benny Golson, Ron ...

Jason Anick & Jason Yeager: United

Read "United" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Violinist Jason Anick and pianist Jason Yeager share an open-minded approach to jazz. Anick is best known as a member of the neo-Gypsy Jazz ensemble Rhythm Future Quartet , while Yeager performs post-bop and third stream music. But this album presents a mostly original, eclectic collection of music where both of them frequently step out of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ben Markley Big Band--Downbeat Editors' Pick & 4.5 Star Review All About Jazz--at Dazzle Jazz in Denver on March 25

Ben Markley Big Band--Downbeat Editors' Pick & 4.5 Star Review All About Jazz--at Dazzle Jazz in Denver on March 25

Ben Markley Big Band Clockwise: The Music of Cedar Walton featuring Terell Stafford Radio Interviews, National Airplay Confirm Your Interview Today! "Ben has found a way to embrace the music of Cedar Walton and transform it into stellar big band arrangements that express his voice, sound and musical genius."—Terell Stafford Upcoming Performances March 24: University of Wyoming Jazz Festival ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ben Markley Big Band - "Clockwise: The Music Of Cedar Walton" Featuring Terell Stafford - Release Date: February 17

Ben Markley Big Band - "Clockwise: The Music Of Cedar Walton"  Featuring Terell Stafford - Release Date: February 17

Pianist Ben Markley, along with special guest trumpeter Terell Stafford, celebrates one of the more influential and beloved figures in jazz through this unique project, showcasing many of the late pianist and composer Cedar Walton's most revered tunes through new arrangements for big band. Performing iconic compositions such as “Hindsight," “Bolivia," and “Holy Land," Markley brings ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

An Evil Clown and a Leap of Faith

Read "An Evil Clown and a Leap of Faith" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

"I don't have a half-speed for music, if I do it, I'm all in..."--PEK

If the Evil Clown record label is prolific on a per capita basis, then its founder is exponentially more inexhaustible. David Peck (aka PEK) founded the label--at first, unbranded--and its roots date back a little more than twenty years ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2016

Read "Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival 2016" reviewed by R.J. DeLuke

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Saratoga Springs, NY
June 25-26, 2016

Plenty of fine music was presented at the 2016 version of Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival by musicians young, old and in between. On piano, for instance, it ranged from Joey Alexander, who turned 13 ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Mark Fox - Tenor Titan - Unleashes New Release!

Mark Fox - Tenor Titan - Unleashes New Release!

MARK FOX QUARTET+
Tenor Titan Unleashes New Release!
Three Octaves Above the Sun
Cherry Sound Records- July 2016 Performed With Archie Shepp To George Clinton!
Expect The Unexpected... Mark Fox, tenor & soprano saxophone, flute, and kamal ngoni (Malian harp) player, bandleader, composer and recording artist has participated for almost ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Red Piano Records Announces The Release Of "Variations" The New Recording From Award-Winning Drummer/Composer Steve Grover

Red Piano Records Announces The Release Of "Variations" The New Recording From Award-Winning Drummer/Composer Steve Grover

Featuring Steve Grover (drums, compositions), Frank Carlberg (piano), Sean Farias (bass), Christine Correa (voice), Andrew Rathburn, George Garzone & Duncan Hardy (saxophones), Chris Klaxton (trumpet) Available NOW Brooklyn-based Red Piano Records is proud to announce the release of Variations by Steve Grover, a drummer and composer from Maine. This album features a stellar ensemble of jazz ...