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NEWS: FESTIVAL

10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn’s Urban Meadow, June 11 & 18 From 1-6 PM

10th Annual Red Hook Jazz Festival To Be Held Across Two Sundays In Brooklyn’s Urban Meadow, June 11 & 18 From 1-6 PM

“The Red Hook Jazz Festival exists contentedly on the margins, like its namesake neighborhood and much of the music on its bill…The mood in the audience was neighborly, with a higher ratio of small children to youngish adults than I’ve seen at any musical event not expressly pitched as a kids’ show.” —Nate Chinen, New York ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet al Teatro Manzoni di Milano

Read "Muhal Richard Abrams Quintet al Teatro Manzoni di Milano" reviewed by Paolo Peviani

Aperitivo in Concerto
Teatro Manzoni
Milano

31.01.2016

Il programma della stagione 2015-2016 di Aperitivo in Concerto era, come sempre, ricco di proposte e musicisti interessanti. Un nome, però, svettava nettamente su tutti gli altri. Quello di Muhal Richard Abrams. Per la sua storia (ricordiamo che il pianista è ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steven Kroon: On The # 1

Read "On The # 1" reviewed by Edward Blanco

New York percussionist Steven Kroon offers a percussive-laden session of Afro-Cuban rhythms, a slice of Brazil and draws on his Nuyorican heritage for a taste of the Puerto Rican flair, in presenting On The # 1, the fifth self- produced album of this veteran musician's 45-year plus musical journey. Long a part of the jazz, blues, ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Steven Kroon: On The #1

Read "On The #1" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

Steven Kroon has long been a first-call percussionist for the musical elite, adding seasonings and spices to the variety of R&B, jazz, and soul dishes that these bigwigs make. He's worked behind Luther Vandross, Aretha Franklin, Ron Carter, Jimmy Heath, Diana Krall, Stanley Turrentine, and numerous others over the past three-plus decades.

Many ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Circavision Productions Releases Phase 5 Of Brian Adler's Helium Project

Circavision Productions Releases Phase 5 Of Brian Adler's Helium Project

DRUMMER/COMPOSER SPEARHEADS DIGITAL-ONLY COLLABORATION FEATURING THE MUSICAL TALENT OF BEN MONDER, SUNNY KIM, MATT HOLMAN, BRYAN CARROTT, JESSE LEWIS AND RUBEN SAMAMA. Drummer and composer Brian Adler releases the fifth in a series of digital recordings from The Helium Music Project, his ongoing creative collaboration with jazz musicians that transcends time, and space. Entitled Phase 5, the ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Brian Adler: The Helium Project Phase 5

Read "The Helium Project Phase 5" reviewed by Dave Wayne

The latest chapter in the musical life of intrepid percussionist and composer Brian Adler springs to life in a most auspicious manner on “Up For Air," part of Adler's ongoing Helium Music Project--comprised solely of downloadable tracks, each featuring a different set of collaborators, recorded in different places, yet with the same musical goals in mind. ...

ARTICLE: MULTIPLE REVIEWS

Dave Douglas: Greenleaf Portable Series, Volumes 1-3

Read "Dave Douglas: Greenleaf Portable Series, Volumes 1-3" reviewed by John Kelman

While many jazz artists have a variety of ongoing projects at any given time, few are as stylistically spread out as Dave Douglas. Since his emergence in the mid 1990s as a member of saxophonist/cottage industry proprietor John Zorn's flagship Masada quartet, the intrepid trumpeter has explored an almost unprecedented variety of detailed projects. In his ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Anthony Branker: Jazz Dialogics

Read "Anthony Branker: Jazz Dialogics" reviewed by Victor L. Schermer

Anthony Branker is a musician for all seasons. He began his career as a trumpeter, including a stint with the Spirit of Life Ensemble, which honored its African-American and Afro-Caribbean roots during a multi-year tenure as the Monday night band at the legendary Sweet Basil club in New York City. Over time, Branker developed an increasing ...

NEWS: EVENT

Central Brooklyn Jazz Anniversary Concert

Central Brooklyn Jazz Consortium (CBJC) will celebrate its 11th anniversary on Saturday, November 27, 2010 at Jazz966 located 966 Fulton Street in the Fort Greene section of Brooklyn with a jazz concert featuring the Steven Kroon Sextet. The bill also includes a youth jazz ensemble performance by Q City Soundz and a special award presentation to ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Mike DiRubbo: Repercussion

Read "Repercussion" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey

The immediate appeal of alto saxophonist Mike DiRubbo's Repercussion is the replacement of the piano by the vibraphone as the rhythm section's harmony instrument. Guitar-based and piano-less rhythm sections have made their way into the mainstream, leaving the vibraphone-based rhythm section still a novelty.

DiRubbo is certainly not the first to employ such a format. Trombonist ...