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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Roseanna Vitro: Tell Me The Truth

Read "Tell Me The Truth" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

It is completely fitting that vocalist Roseanna Vitro conceive of and release a recording devoted to the music of the American South. But, this is not just any thoughtlessly- assembled concept recording. Vitro is the master of intelligently programmed and produced thematic albums as evidenced by: Catching Some Rays: The Music of Ray Charles (Telarc, 1997); ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Neil Slater: Legacy: Neil Slater at North Texas

Read "Legacy: Neil Slater at North Texas" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

In 1942, a University of North Texas graduate music student, M. E. Hall, was asked to teach dance band arranging to two students, an activity that led to his thesis on a closely related topic. That thesis developed into the foundation of the school's jazz curriculum. Years later, Hall helped launch the jazz program which included ...

ARTICLE: UNDER THE RADAR

Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part II: New York

Read "Culture Clubs: A History of the U.S. Jazz Clubs, Part II: New York" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Jazz didn't abandon jny: Chicago but its further development only began to take on a distinct personality in the 1960s. By the late 1920s, the next phase of the jazz scene had shifted from Chicago to New York though, initially, there was no red carpet rolled out. As jazz bands made their way to New York ...

Tim Ries With Randy Brecker at Drom

Read "Tim Ries With Randy Brecker at Drom" reviewed by Peter Jurew

Tim Ries with Randy Brecker
Drom
New York, NY
June 21, 2017

Saxophonist Tim Ries has made a name for himself internationally as a jazz educator and composer, leader and sideman. A master of tenor and soprano saxophones, since 2007, he's also known for playing in the Rolling Stones's horn section on several world ...

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 ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Patrick Zimmerli

Read "Take Five With Patrick Zimmerli" reviewed by Patrick Zimmerli

About Patrick Zimmerli
New York-and Paris-based composer/saxophonist Patrick Zimmerli writes a sophisticated yet approachable hybrid of contemporary classical and jazz music. Recent collaborators include Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Brooklyn Rider String Quartet, Brian Blade, Luciana Souza, the Knights Orchestra and the Escher String Quartet. His music has been performed at Carnegie Hall and Town Hall ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

PRISM Quartet: Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1

Read "Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1" reviewed by Maurizio Zerbo

Il quartetto di sassofoni PRISM, composto da Timothy McAllister, Zachary Shemon, Matthew Levy e Taimur Sullivan, ha assorbito nel tempo gli stimoli più fecondi del jazz contemporaneo fino ad ospitare i più fulgidi sassofonisti di oggi. Heritage/Evolution distilla questa esperienza in un progetto rigoroso sul piano compositivo e dell'organizzazione dello spazio sonoro. Camaleonticamente cangianti, le musiche ...

NEWS: EVENT

Jazz Saxophonist/Composer David Rubel Announces Tour And Live Recording

Jazz Saxophonist/Composer David Rubel Announces Tour And Live Recording

Talented Jazz Saxophonist, Composer and Recording Artist  David Rubel announces his 2015 SPRING TOUR and 'LIVE' RECORDING February 27th - March 7th
Ottawa, Montreal, Richmond Hill, and Toronto Special Guest: Noted London, UK Vibraphonist Nat Steele 'LIVE' Recording will take place on MARCH 5th, 6th & 7th at Toronto's Premiere Jazz Performance Space Jazz Bistro "David has such a ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

PRISM Quartet: Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1

Read "Heritage/Evolution, Volume 1" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Not quite as well-known as the World Saxophone Quartet or the Rova Saxophone Quartet, the PRISM Quartet practices a unique approach to this category of ensemble playing. In part, PRISM takes a more direct aim on improvisation as opposed to the more blended method of WSQ or the openly free style of Rova. More idiosyncratic is ...