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ARTICLE: RADIO

John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Miho Hazama & other great new releases

Read "John Scofield, Bill Frisell, Miho Hazama & other great new releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The summer is almost over and the pace at which new albums are being released is picking up... This week we focus on a few new gems, including two remarkable tributes to Thelonious Monk, the mighty Work: The Complete Compositions of Thelonious Monk (in six volumes!) by Miles Okazaki and the idiosyncratic The MONK: Live at ...

Owen Broder: Heritage

Read "Heritage" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

The cross-pollination of jazz and folk music is nothing new, but saxophonist Owen Broder does push things forward in this exploration of the idea, asking five different composers from varying generations and backgrounds to each write their own take on American folk music for an eight-piece ensemble.

Besides Broder himself, the compositions and arrangements ...

ARTICLE: GENERAL ARTICLES

I 10 Cd nel CD-Player di... Miho Hazama

Read "I 10 Cd nel CD-Player di... Miho Hazama" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

01. Jack Garratt -Phase (Interscope -2016).
Mi sono innamorata subito di questo sound quando ho ascoltato per la prima volta l'album da un mio amico. Meravigliosi colori strumentali, mixing e mastering!

02. David Linx -Follow the Songlines (Naïve -2011).
Adoro il suono sinfonico. Album scritto ed eseguito benissimo con una brillante ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

2015: The Year in Jazz

Read "2015: The Year in Jazz" reviewed by Ken Franckling

The year 2015 was a curious blend of ups and downs, with glimmers of optimism offset by its losses. Venues opened to great fanfare, but others closed for a variety of reasons. UNESCO's International Jazz Day became firmly entrenched as the exclamation point on Jazz Appreciation Month activities in April. Daily arts journalism took a hit ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Miho Hazama: Time River

Read "Time River" reviewed by Angelo Leonardi

Sono anni importanti per il jazz orchestrale. L'emergere di giovani arrangiatori e bandleader iniziato di recente con Jason Lindner, Darcy James Argue, Ryan Truesdell, Kyle Saulnier e altri non s'è fermato, anche grazie al ruolo formativo del New England Conservatory e della Manhattan School of Music.
È da lì che vengono alcuni dei nomi ...

ARTICLE: BEST OF / YEAR END

Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2015

Read "Hrayr Attarian's Best Releases of 2015" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

The year 2015 was truly an exciting one for jazz as it saw many superb releases. If I had, however, the proverbial gun to the head to just choose just one it would be Rudresh Mahanthappa's Bird Calls (ACT, 2015). Nevertheless, the cream of the crop of the year is listed below in five triads. The ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Miho Hazama: Time River

Read "Time River" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Composer, bandleader and pianist Miho Hazama's second release for Sunnnyside Records, Time River, is a uniquely thrilling album. The sublimely variegate harmonic color, the gripping, dramatic atmosphere and the dynamic musical ideas result in a cohesive and impeccably crafted album that is alive with spontaneity. Each of the nine original and distinctive pieces is perfectly constructed ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Composer, Arranger, And Pianist Miho Hazama Releases Second Album On Sunnyside Records, "Time River," Out October 2nd, 2015

Composer, Arranger, And Pianist Miho Hazama Releases Second Album On Sunnyside Records, "Time River," Out October 2nd, 2015

Hazama Draws on Her Former Life in Tokyo and Her New One in New York City, Displaying An Ambitious and Nuanced Musical Temperament Time River Features Hazama’s m_unit, a hybrid big band/chamber ensemble with special guests saxophonist Joshua Redman & accordionist Gil Goldstein On her knockout debut album, Journey To Journey, composer/arranger/pianist Miho Hazama marked the transition from the world of ...