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Rob Schneiderman: Tone Twister

Read "Tone Twister" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Pianist and composer Rob Schneiderman has returned after a hiatus of over a decade, released in September on Tone Twister, we find him leading a swinging quintet. The lineup is; tenor saxophonist Ralph Moore, bassist Gerald Cannon, drummer Pete Van Nostrand, and trumpeter Brian Lynch, who produced the album. The album consists of eight original Schneiderman ...


Bruce Harris: Beginnings

Read "Beginnings" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Many a debut album receives a largely positive critique before being cut down to size with a qualifier. It's simply a jazz journalist's nature to paint newcomers as nascent talent in need of seasoning, players showing signs of potential, or artists taking a good first step with a first record. But sometimes a debut album is ...


New Release From Baritone Saxophonist Frank Basile

New Release From Baritone Saxophonist Frank Basile

Baritone saxophonist Frank Basile has just released his third album as a leader: Modern Inventions.. The recording features a sextet of frequent collaborators including trumpeter Fabien Mary, tenor saxophonist Alex Hoffman, pianist Ehud Asherie, bassist David Wong, and drummer Pete Van Nostrand. Basile composed three original compositions for this date and penned all new arrangements specifically for this band. The recording ...


TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 4-10: June 27-July 3, 2011

Read "TD Toronto Jazz Festival, Days 4-10: June 27-July 3, 2011" reviewed by Alain Londes

TD Toronto Jazz Festival 2011
Toronto, Canada
June 24-July 3, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

On Monday evening, fans had a few hard choices to make among the headliners. At Koerner Hall, award-winning Dee Dee Bridgewater paid tribute to Lady Day, Billie Holiday.

Meanwhile at the Enwave Theatre, Kurt Elling ...


Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 4-6: June 26-28, 2011

Read "Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 4-6: June 26-28, 2011" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4-6

T D Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada
June 23-July 3, 2011
Well, the numbers are in, and the opening weekend of the 2011 TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival has broken all previous records, despite a day of heavy rain severely impacting attendance for ...