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Eric Wyatt: Look To The Sky

Read "Look To The Sky" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Look To The Sky is a story of family, navigating the world of jazz, and extolling those who helped light the way. To call it a tribute record would be to frame it inaccurately, but it's most certainly built around the personalized song of praise.

Saxophonist Eric Wyatt, a brawny Brooklynite with a ...

Seven Women 2018 – Part VI

Read "Seven Women 2018 – Part VI" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

Jazz vocals remains a vibrant and productive subgenre as evidenced by this spate of recent releases.

Diane Marino
Soul Serenade: The Gloria Lynne Project
M&M Records
2018

Singer Gloria Lynne had a long and productive career, one that remained unjustly in the shade, deserving of the attention that ...

McClenty Hunter Jr.: The Groove Hunter

Read "The Groove Hunter" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Drummer McClenty Hunter Jr. has left an indelible mark on the scene in the years since his move from the Washington D.C. area to the New York proving grounds. Whether taking to the studio with Jim Snidero, tearing it up on stage with icons like Curtis Fuller and Lou Donaldson, or holding down the fort during ...

ARTICLE: NEW YORK @ NIGHT

The Cookers, Mingus Big Band and Cyrus Chestnut

Read "The Cookers, Mingus Big Band and Cyrus Chestnut" reviewed by Peter Jurew

The Cookers
Birdland
New York, NY
September 15, 2016

The Cookers are an all-star septet that takes its name from the classic Freddie Hubbard album, The Night Of The Cookers, a 1965 live effort from the master trumpeter who passed in 2008. A somewhat fluid lineup earlier in ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mark Meadows: Somethin’ Good

Read "Somethin’ Good" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Mark Meadows is a multifaceted jazz pianist, composer and jazz educator. Besides regularly performing across the U.S, Meadows also teaches four courses as an adjunct instructor at the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. During the 2014-2015 season, Meadows is appearing alongside world-renowned musicians such as: Warren Wolf, Cyrus Chestnut, Dontae Winslow, Kris ...

Yvonnick Prene: Wonderful World

Read "Wonderful World" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Before arriving in jny:New York in 2007, jny:Paris-born harmonica player Yvonnick Prené had already gained schooling of the practical kind, touring and recording with pianists Laurent Cugny and Yaron Herman, and trumpeter Alex Tassel. Prené hit the ground running in the States, winning several scholarships that enabled him to study with saxophonist Lee Konitz, bassist John ...

NEWS: RECORDING

New Release From Marianne Matheny-Katz Celebrates Charm City's Fertile Jazz Scene

New Release From Marianne Matheny-Katz Celebrates Charm City's Fertile Jazz Scene

BALTIMORE, MD – Jazz lovers will soon have the opportunity to enjoy the new album Somewhere in Paradise featuring vocalist Marianne Matheny-Katz with many of Baltimore’s best-known jazz musicians. The CD, on the Indy label Jazzway, goes to radio in the United States and will be available for sale in May 2014. While most of her band ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Cyrus Chestnut Trio + Stefon Harris: Tempe, AZ, May 31, 2013

Read "Cyrus Chestnut Trio + Stefon Harris: Tempe, AZ, May 31, 2013" reviewed by Patricia Myers

Cyrus Chestnut Trio and Stefon Harris
Tempe Center for the Arts
Tempe, AZ
May 31, 2013

Pianist Cyrus Chestnut has perfected the art of musical surprise, creating dialogues between his own hands as well as with his colleagues. He launched his Tempe, Arizona concert by stating, “We like to play the notes we've never played ...

NEWS: INTERVIEW

Keeping the Lamp Lit in Baltimore: Todd Marcus

Keeping the Lamp Lit in Baltimore: Todd Marcus

The city of Baltimore certainly has its share of a rich jazz legacy. On the contemporary scene there is increasing jazz performance activity in Baltimore, as well as a growing cadre of exceptional young musicians who are striving to contribute. These include such talented players as vibraphonist-multi-instrumentalist Warren Wolf and alto saxophonist Tim Green. Another who ...