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Andrew Distel: It Only Takes Time

Read "It Only Takes Time" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

When is the right time to release an album? That's a tough question, and a great one to open up for debate. But when you strip away all potential concerns both large and small, the answer stares you in the face: now is the right time. If the music is there, why wait? That's the honest ...

Philippe Baden Powell: Notes Over Poetry

Read "Notes Over Poetry" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Notes Over Poetry is Philippe Baden Powell's tribute to his personal and musical connections and encounters. “I can't remember a time making music just by myself, I've always felt like a kid with toys waiting for friends to come and play," he recalls.

Notes Over Poetry seems to grow more beautiful as you progress ...

Jazz in Its Present Tents

Read "Jazz in Its Present Tents" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Jazz sets up camp throughout different geographies--and centuries.

Bossacucanova
The Best of Bossacucanova
Six Degrees Records
2016

Few bands have built upon the legacy of their chosen field the way that Bossacucanova has advanced the music of their native Brazil. Their story begins about two ...

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 ...

David Linx / Brussels Jazz Orchestra: Brel

Read "Brel" reviewed by Jack Bowers

While David Linx's name may not be writ large here in the States, the fifty-one year-old singer, composer and multi-instrumentalist is a mega-star in his native Belgium, and in 2005 was named Best Jazz Musician in Europe, which covers a whole lot of territory. On Brel, Linx sings music composed by his Belgian forerunner, the late ...

ARTICLE: BOOK REVIEWS

Storia della Fusion

Read "Storia della Fusion" reviewed by Mario Calvitti

Storia della Fusion
Vincenzo Martorella
281 Pagine
Arcana

La nuova edizione del saggio sulla fusion di Vincenzo Martorella, pubblicato originariamente da Castelvecchi nel 1998, è molto di più di una semplice ristampa (che già sarebbe stato motivo sufficiente a consigliarne l'acquisto). L'autore ha operato infatti non tanto una revisione del ...

ARTICLE: BIG BAND CARAVAN

Bob Mintzer Big Band / Bob Wilber and the Tuxedo Big Band / Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra

Read "Bob Mintzer Big Band / Bob Wilber and the Tuxedo Big Band / Joe Chambers Moving Pictures Orchestra" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Bob Mintzer Big Band

For the Moment

MCG Jazz

2012

Anyone who has followed Bob Mintzer's career knows that the multi-talented saxophonist / educator has always had a special place in his heart for music from south of the border (he even recorded a big-band album, Latin from Manhattan, back in ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Georgia Mancio: ReVoice!

Read "Georgia Mancio: ReVoice!" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

When the road offers two possible paths, the decision to turn left or right can have major consequences. If Georgia Mancio had taken the left-hand path, then she might now be carving out a career in movie production. She took the other route, thanks to a part-time job and a box set of albums, to become ...

David Linx, Maria Joao and the Brussels Jazz Orchestra: A Different Porgy and Another Bess

Read "A Different Porgy and Another Bess" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The French classical label Naive has made a successful foray into jazz with recordings like Mina Agossi's Red Eyes (2012); and Tania Maria's Tempo (2012). A Different Porgy and Another Bess is the first thematic big-band offering from the label. Drawing from the George Gershwin/DuBose Heyward opera, Porgy and Bess (1935), A Different Porgy highlights eleven ...