All About Jazz

Home » Tag Center » Tag: Essiet Essiet

Content by tag "Essiet Essiet"

Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and Community

Read "Origin Records: Creating Opportunities and Community" reviewed by Jakob Baekgaard

Being a jazz musician sometimes seems like a life ruled by jungle law. Everyone fights for gigs and puts out music on “labels" with only one artist. However, it doesn't have to be this way. Origin Records is an example of a modern artist driven label that has grown through collaboration and community. As Matt Jorgensen, ...

Eddie Henderson: Be Cool

Read "Be Cool" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Though he's run the challenging career gamut from Miles Davis to Herbie Hancock's lauded explorations with Mwandishi--he was an integral part of 1973's watermark Sextant (Columbia Records)--to a doctorate in psychiatry and acclaimed records of his own, ie: '93's Inspirations (Milestone Records), '73's electronic spaciness Realization (Capricorn Records) among others, trumpeter Eddie Henderson has managed to ...

NEWS: RECORDING

T.K. Blue's "Amour" on Dot Time Records - Release May 12 + Tour Schedule

T.K. Blue's "Amour" on Dot Time Records - Release May 12 + Tour Schedule

Amour features: T.K. Blue, Etienne Charles, Warren Wolf, Zaccai Curtis, Winard Harper, Roland Guerrero, Gregoire Maret, Essiet Essiet, Jeff Reed & Eric Kennedy! May 6
CD Release Performance
Clermont Vineyards & Winery
241 County Route 6
Germantown, New York 12526
(845) 663-6611 May 15
CD Release ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Deborah Brown: Kansas City Here I Come

Read "Kansas City Here I Come" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Jazz vocalists occupy a wide swath of styles from those who mercilessly belt out a tune to those who use the ever evolving vocabulary of the jazz idiom with care and precision. Deborah Brown is one of the most sophisticated of the latter genre. She is a true artist. She never wastes a note, inflection, or ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Alto Saxophonist Mark Lewis's "The New York Session" To Be Released By Audio Daddio, January 27

Alto Saxophonist Mark Lewis's "The New York Session" To Be Released By Audio Daddio, January 27

As well-traveled and widely recorded as alto saxophonist Mark Lewis has been over the past four decades, his new CD The New York Session is likely to be the album that helps rectify his current under-the-radar reputation. Recorded last year in Brooklyn with a world-class rhythm section—pianist George Cables, bassist Essiet Essiet, and drummer Victor Lewis—the ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

The Ron Steen Jazz Jam at Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant

Read "The Ron Steen Jazz Jam at Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant" reviewed by Tom Borden and Eric Gibbons

The Ron Steen Jazz Jam
Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant
Portland, OR
October 2016

Every Sunday night, for the past twelve years, yes, YEARS, Clyde's Prime Rib Restaurant in NE Portland has been home to the Ron Steen Jazz Jam. The jam is a loose format session with Steen and a core ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

"Essentially Ella" Lina Orfanos New Release At Metropolitan Room December 6, 13 & 26

"Essentially Ella" Lina Orfanos New Release At Metropolitan Room December 6, 13 & 26

Lina Orfanos's Essentially Ella out on December 12 Metropolitan Room Performances
December 6, December 13 and December 26 Featuring: John Benitez, Essiet Essiet, Spiros Exaras & More! About Essentially Ella The sublime new CD by Lina Orfanos and her jny: New York City Jazz crew hits the streets on December 12! An exciting homage to The First Lady of ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Shock and Awe: Azar Lawrence Drops "The Seeker" On Dizzy's

Read "Shock and Awe: Azar Lawrence Drops "The Seeker" On Dizzy's" reviewed by Chuck Koton

Azar Lawrence Quintet
Dizzy's Club Coca Cola
New York, NY
June 26-29, 2014

There ain't no denyin' that jazz is best heard “live." Ideally, the band is playing in a club equipped with quality sound and lighting systems, staffed by experienced people who are respectful of the music (especially bartenders who ...

T.K. Blue: A Warm Embrace

Read "A Warm Embrace" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Saxophonist and flutist T.K Blue's tenth album A Warm Embrace is an enchanting and elegant work with richly textured harmonies and captivating melodies. Even though not all of the tracks are strictly speaking ballads there is a sublime sense of poetry that runs throughout the record and is its prevailing and cohesive motif.

The solemn ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

T.K. Blue: A Warm Embrace

Read "A Warm Embrace" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

What do you do after you've already toured the world with jazz legends, helmed a successful college jazz program and recorded everything from bluesy fare to world-meets-jazz music to Latin-ized takes on Charlie Parker? If you're saxophonist T.K. Blue, you turn to the soft(er) and the subtle, delivering an album that's texturally rich yet wholly transparent. ...