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NEWS: RECORDING

Consider The Source To Release You Are Literally A Metaphor, Their First Album In Four Years, On March 1

Consider The Source To Release You Are Literally A Metaphor, Their First Album In Four Years, On March 1

After releasing several groundbreaking albums and a maintain a multi-country touring schedule, NYC instrumental trio Consider the Source have perfected their global sci-fi fusion sound. This relentless drive has earned them an eclectic audience, ranging from jam-band hippies to prog nerds and metalheads. Their new album, You Are Literally A Metaphor, is the apotheosis of their ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Ami Molinelli, Rogério Souza, Edinho Gerber Come Together As Duo Violão + 1 On New Album, A History Of Choro, To Be Released On March 8

Ami Molinelli, Rogério Souza, Edinho Gerber Come Together As Duo Violão + 1 On New Album, A History Of Choro, To Be Released On March 8

On A History of Choro, their first recorded collaboration, guitarist Rogério Souza, guitarist Edinho Gerber, and percussionist Ami Molinelli survey the musical history and evolution of choro, revealing its rhythmic and harmonic permutations and, in the process, create an album that is coherent in timbre and vision while marvelously varied in its nuances. According to Molinelli, “The intention ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Chuck Redd To Release Groove City On March 1 On Dalphine Records

Chuck Redd To Release Groove City On March 1 On Dalphine Records

Vibraphonist’s New Album Features John Di Martino, Lewis Nash, Nicki Parrott and Jerry Weldon In his impressive career, vibraphonist and drummer Chuck Redd has performed alongside many legendary musicians, Charlie Byrd, Mel Torme, Dizzy Gillespie, and Monty Alexander among them. Noted by The Washington Post for his “melodic sparkle,” and praised by Jazz Times for his “exquisite” work ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Meeting of the Minds and Sounds: The Clarinet and The Oud

Read "Meeting of the Minds and Sounds: The Clarinet and The Oud" reviewed by Doug Collette

The clarinet is hardly as an exotic instrument as the oud, but both instruments have their places in modern jazz and it's always fascinating to hear how each sounds within those contexts they're placed. As a point of comparison, the music on these two releases is at once haunting and comforting, mesmerizing and intoxicating, ultimately luring ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Francois Houle - Alexander Hawkins - Harris Eisenstadt: You Have Options

Read "You Have Options" reviewed by Glenn Astarita

The late co-founder of the Vancouver Jazz Festival, Ken Pickering, recommended British pianist Alexander Hawkins to consummate this trio featuring Canadians: drummer Harris Eisenstadt (drums) and clarinetist Francois Houle. And, based on the output of this exquisite studio set, it was a sound decision to align with the pianist, who for several years has performed with ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Francois Houle's, Alexander Hawkins' And Harris Eisenstadt's Collective Trio Will Release You Have Options On November 9 On Songlines

Francois Houle's, Alexander Hawkins' And Harris Eisenstadt's Collective Trio Will Release You Have Options On November 9 On Songlines

This collective trio was born when the late (and greatly missed) Ken Pickering, co-founder and artistic director of Vancouver’s jazz festival, recommended Alexander Hawkins for the piano chair in a new Houle project for the 2014 festival. Houle already had Brooklyn-based fellow Canadian Harris Eisenstadt in mind—Harris had recently toured and recorded in his 5+1 project ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Monique Debose Will Release The Sovereign One On September 27

Monique Debose Will Release The Sovereign One On September 27

Monique De Bose has never been one to shy away from life’s challenges. The Sovereign One, which drops on September 27, encapsulates a wealth of experience into seven songs in which the LA-based songwriter and vocalist offers up messages that are both personal and universal, messages of acceptance, of empowerment and of pride. The journey to this ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Jan Hammer To Release "Seasons Pt. 1" On July 20

Jan Hammer To Release "Seasons Pt. 1" On July 20

On July 20, after a nearly 10 year-long hiatus, Jan Hammer—whose extensive body of work has spanned the musical spectrum from jazz to prog to classical to pop—will release Seasons Pt. 1, a compilation of existing musical sketches that Jan developed into full length compositions and selections that were created just for this album. Why the ...

NEWS: RECORDING

JC Hopkins' New Release, "It's A Sad And Beautiful World," Which Features Garth Hudson And Levon Helm, Will Finally See The Light Of Day Ten Years After It Was Recorded

JC Hopkins' New Release, "It's A Sad And Beautiful World," Which Features Garth Hudson And Levon Helm, Will Finally See The Light Of Day Ten Years After It Was Recorded

The album, which will be released on July 12, also features an impressive array of jazz greats and notable singer-songwriters There are some musicians who defy genre limitations, whose work spans a such wide spectrum that it simply does not allow them to be labelled or categorized. Multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer JC Hopkins is just such an ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Roni Ben Hur Brings His Trio To Blues Alley On March 20

Roni Ben Hur Brings His Trio To Blues Alley On March 20

Critically acclaimed guitarist Roni Ben-Hur will perform with his trio, featuring bassist Harvie S and drummer Sylvia Cuenca, at Blues Alley on March 20. Ben-Hur– born in Israel in 1962 but a longtime American citizen, based in jny: New York City—has recorded more than a dozen albums as leader or co-leader. The Blues Alley show is ...