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Andrew Gould: First Things First

Read "First Things First" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Free-wheeling and forward-thinking, young, native-New Yorker and one-time performer at the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Andrew Gould makes his living on alto and soprano sax, but he blows wild like many a tenor-man before him, including his inspirations Joe Henderson and John Coltrane.

On First Things First, his broad and confident debut, high-wattage rules ...

Andrew Gould: First Things First

Read "First Things First" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

There are many realities to the jazz scene in New York. If you check out the marquee listings at the swankiest clubs, you'll see certain names pop up again and again for a short run here or there. These men and women are most certainly an important part of the mix and draw, having paid their ...

Carter Calvert: It's A Man's World

Read "It's A Man's World" reviewed by Geannine Reid

Sophistication, sultry and a powerhouse--though these words are often used in description of jazz vocalists, in this case it is actually true. Carter Calvert spots a six octave voice that is well-rounded, precisely tuned, and can grit and shine with the best of them. Carter is not a newbie by any sense of the word. Calvert ...

Hendrik Meurkens: Harmonicus Rex

Read "Harmonicus Rex" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Long before he became a proponent of the Brazilian jazz sound, harmonica and vibraphone master Hendrik Meurkens was drawn to the “swing" of the traditional jazz style and has remained a musical conservative ever since. Harmonicus Rex is the first all straight ahead jazz album Meurkens produces in a fifteen-year period. Here, the harmonica's expressive swinging ...

Hendrik Meurkens: Harmonicus Rex

Read "Harmonicus Rex" reviewed by Dan Bilawsky

While the swing side of harmonica master Hendrik Meurkens' personality has basically been dormant for the past fifteen years, it hasn't disappeared. After highlighting his Brazilian jazz bona fides on record after record, Meurkens now returns to straight-ahead jazz on this instantly pleasing date.

Harmonicus Rex, despite it's humorously monstrous title, isn't a ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Performs At The Blue Note Sunday Brunch January 17, 2016 In Connection With JazzConnect & APAP Conferences In New York

Vocalist Allison Adams Tucker Performs At The Blue Note Sunday Brunch January 17, 2016 In Connection With JazzConnect & APAP Conferences In New York

Allison Adams Tucker, the California-based multi-lingual jazz vocalist, will perform at the Blue Note Sunday Brunch in jny: New York City on January 17, 2016 for two sets at 11:30am & 1:30pm. Tucker will be previewing selections from her upcoming album WANDERlust, as well as presenting a program of Brazilian-infused jazz tunes that she sings in six different languages. ...

Polly Gibbons at Birdland on July 2

Polly Gibbons at Birdland on July 2

Resonance Records presents Polly Gibbons Many Faces of Love - One Show Only - 6:00pm on July 2nd at Birdland Resonance Records will present Polly Gibbons in her triumphant New York City return on Thursday, July 2, at 6:00pm at Birdland. She will be showcasing her debut release on Resonance Records, Many Faces of Love. Polly Gibbons - ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Nick Hempton: Odd Man Out

Read "Odd Man Out" reviewed by Bruce Lindsay

So, just who is the Odd Man Out? It's not exactly one of the great enigmas of modern times, but it's something to ponder. Not for too long, though, for time will be much better spent enjoying the music. Odd Man Out is the third album from saxophonist Nick Hempton and his band and it represents ...

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Daniela Schächter Trio At Bar Next Door On February 4th!

Daniela Schächter Trio At Bar Next Door On February 4th!

Daniela Schächter presents: "Voice as an instrument, the music of Chick Corea, Kenny Kirkland, Mulgrew Miller, Marco Panascia, Chris Potter and others..." Daniela, who's currently faculty at Berklee College of Music, has been working on several projects lately: Jimmy Van Heusen tribute, “Voice as an instrument" and an “Italian project" which are really not connected to each other. She is currently ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Negroni's Trio: On The Way

Read "On The Way" reviewed by Edward Blanco

With its seventh album titled On The Way, Grammy-nominated Negroni's Trio celebrates its ten year anniversary with a live recording of eight originals and two well-known standards, with a little help from saxophonist great Ed Calle and violinist Federico Britos. The father and son team of pianist Jose and drummer Nomar Negroni, has been performing together ...