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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Mark Wade Trio: Moving Day

Read "Moving Day" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Moving days are never easy. They come with the organizational stresses surrounding the act itself, the memories attached to the space departed, and the unknowns that await. But they also provide a rush of excitement, a touch of anticipation, and a good deal of hope connected to a fresh start and the journey toward a new ...

The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra: Dreaming Big

Read "Dreaming Big" reviewed by Jack Bowers

What's that you say? A New York-based Jazz Orchestra as admirable as this one whose recording debut was delayed for more than twenty-five years? There ought to be a law! Well, in this case it wasn't the law but a lawyer who sidetracked the orchestra's debut for so many years. His name is Brett Gold, and ...

NEWS: RECORDING

The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra Debuts With "Dreaming Big," Due June 16

The Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra Debuts With "Dreaming Big," Due June 16

The June 16th release of Dreaming Big (GoldFox Records), which marks the recording debut of the Brett Gold New York Jazz Orchestra and features the compositions of Brett Gold, illuminates a most intriguing jazz odyssey. A star trombonist in high school in his native Baltimore, Gold was steered away from a music career by his parents as ...

Scott Neumann/Tom Christensen: Spin Cycle

Read "Spin Cycle" reviewed by Mark Corroto

The new ensemble led by Scott Neumann and Tom Christensen is called Spin Cycle. It could, maybe should, have been dubbed The Chameleonic Quartet. Along with the virtuosic sidemen, guitarist Pete McCann and bassist Phil Palombi, the ten tracks spin-off varying styles and musical modes, from blues to ballads, punk to funk.

Such catholic ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Spin Cycle, Co-Led By Drummer Scott Neumann & Saxophonist Tom Christensen, Releases Self-Titled Debut CD on May 6

Spin Cycle, Co-Led By Drummer Scott Neumann & Saxophonist Tom Christensen, Releases Self-Titled Debut CD on May 6

With its strong melodies, tight rhythms, intriguing textures, and sophisticated interplay, Spin Cycle has got everything covered. What makes the band special is how everything fits together—or, by intention, doesn’t. For listeners and band members alike, every tune is an adventure. Spin Cycle is the new quartet co-led by drummer Scott Neumann and tenor saxophonist Tom ...

Scott Neumann Neu3 Trio: Blessed

Read "Blessed" reviewed by Vincenzo Roggero

Questo disco nasce dal desiderio del batterista Scott Neumann di incidere in trio con Michael Blake, sassofonista conosciuto nel lontano 1985 e successivamente incrociato in vari progetti. La storia musicale, la personalità e la mentalità aperta di Mark Helias sono gli elementi che hanno successivamente portato il leader a scegliere senza tentennamenti il contrabbassista. Nasce così ...

The Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra: Strength in Numbers

Read "Strength in Numbers" reviewed by Jack Bowers

For the second album as leader of his jazz orchestra, New York-based Pete McGuinness says he has “returned to [his] roots," fashioning a series of dapper themes that embody his forward-looking point of view while swinging in the grand tradition of such legendary ensembles as Basie, Herman, Thad Jones and others. When someone like Bill Holman ...

Scott Neumann Neu3 Trio: Blessed

Read "Blessed" reviewed by Mark Corroto

As it is written, in the end we will all stand naked before our God. Be it Yahweh, Gitchi Manitou, Sam Walton or, in drummer Scott Neumann's case, Elvin Jones, there is no time better than right now to make preparations.

His bags get packed to meet the his maker on Blessed. The denuded state ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Michael Arlt

Read "Take Five With Michael Arlt" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Michael Arlt:

Appearing on numerous concert tours, festivals and CDs since 1986, guitarist Michael Arlt has been working with an expanding group of international musicians, including Red Holloway, Paquito D`Rivera, Houston Person, Dan Kostelnik & We Three, José Cortijo, Luciano Biondini, Tony Lakatos, Mathias Ruegg, Adrian Mears,Jon Sass, Portinho Trio: Klaus Mueller, Itaiguara Brandao, ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Aimua Eghobamien

Read "Take Five With Aimua Eghobamien" reviewed by AAJ Staff

Meet Aimua Eghobamien: With a dad who listened to a world of music from British pop to Highlife and Calypso; a mum who sang him a do lullabies; and siblings who were interested in all things American--Motown, soul, US pop and R&B charts--his musical tastes developed without limitations. Living at various points on three continents, he ...