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ARTICLE: RADIO

Dave Liebman, Stéphane Spira and More

Read "Dave Liebman, Stéphane Spira and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino

The mighty NEA Jazz Master Saxophonist Dave Liebman kicks off this week's episode of Neon Jazz, as we play tracks from legends he played with over the years, like Elvin Jones and the mighty Miles Davis. We also take a look at the new music from the great Jared Sims and hear words of wisdom from ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Baritone & Tenor Saxophonist Jared Sims Tells His New York Story On Forthcoming Ropeadope CD, "The New York Sessions," Set For October 12 Release

Baritone & Tenor Saxophonist Jared Sims Tells His New York Story On Forthcoming Ropeadope CD, "The New York Sessions," Set For October 12 Release

Jazz saxophonist and educator Jared Sims pays musical tribute to experiences that influenced his creative development on The New York Sessions, his fifth album as a leader. Set for release by Ropeadope Records on October 12, the disc is a post-bop quartet outing that comes 20 years after Sims was performing regularly at clubs like the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jared Sims: Change Of Address

Read "Change Of Address" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Jared Sims isn't a purist, that's for sure. On Change Of Address, an album that marks his return to life in West Virginia after two decades spent in New England, he wields his baritone saxophone on a set of slick tunes that speaks to jazz's soul and funk extensions. Sims places his weighty horn squarely in ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Baritone Saxophonist Jared Sims Celebrates Return To West Virginia From Boston With New Quintet Session For Ropeadope, "Change Of Address"

Baritone Saxophonist Jared Sims Celebrates Return To West Virginia From Boston With New Quintet Session For Ropeadope, "Change Of Address"

After two decades in New England, where multi-reed virtuoso Jared Sims made his mark as an instrumentalist, bandleader, educator, and all-around musical provocateur, Sims celebrates his return to West Virginia with Change of Address, his fifth album as a leader. On the new CD, which will be released April 14 by Ropeadope Records, Sims sticks to ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Newport Jazz Festival 2014

Read "Newport Jazz Festival 2014" reviewed by Timothy J. O'Keefe

Newport Jazz Festival
Fort Adams State Park
Newport, RI
Friday, August 1, 2014

The saxophone reed squealed, as David Sanchez tastefully demonstrated mastery of jazz, but with dark clouds looming on the horizon, music wasn't the only thing on the minds of the patrons at the 60th Newport Jazz Festival presented ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Dead Cat Bounce: Chance Episodes

Read "Chance Episodes" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

It does not behoove to fall for the apparent flippancy of Dead Cat's Bounce. The name of the ensemble is merely an ironic take on the state of the union; and on a larger canvas it casts aspersions on the relevance of capitalism without the folk tradition. Even its use of klezmer music and a mash ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Blueprint Project: People I Like

Read "People I Like" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

C’è da scommettere che Han Bennik non vedeva l’ora di suonare con una band di pazzi scatenati come The Blueprint Project. Sembra di vederlo quel diavolo di Han, con la sua bandana rossa calata sulla fronte, divertirsi come un matto dietro i suoi tamburi e inventarsi strampalate figurazioni ritmiche. Come lo stomp iniziale, frizzante e imprevedibile nel suo alternarsi ...