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ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Charlie Porter: Charlie Porter

Read "Charlie Porter" reviewed by Hrayr Attarian

Trumpeter and composer Charlie Porter exhibits his innovative spirit and his brilliant musicianship on his self-titled debut as a leader. Working with a rotating cast of Portland (Oregon) area musicians, Porter performs ten of his originals and one cover with a refreshingly unique style and captivating spontaneity.

Similar in concept to tenor saxophonist Benny ...

NEWS: PERFORMANCE / TOUR

Ma*JiD "Sound Of A Flower" Release Performance On April 14 At National Sawdust!

Ma*JiD "Sound Of A Flower" Release Performance On April 14 At National Sawdust!

Now! One Night Only! Ma*JiD Sound Of A Flower
Saturday, April 14
Performance 7-9pm, $20 National Sawdust
80 N. 6th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11249
(646) 779-8455 Three time Downbeat Rising Jazz violinist Ma*JiD ecstatically celebrates the release of his newest album, Sound Of A Flower. The culmination of an ...

Samir Zarif: Starting Point

Read "Starting Point" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

The excitement of hearing the voice from a musician of significant new talent knows no bounds. Violinist Majid Khaliq, vocalist Khalil Wilson, bassist Michael Feinberg, composer Gene Pritsker, and now saxophonist and storyteller Samir Zarif, are just beginning to fan the rapidly growing new brushfire of 21st century music. Zarif's talent is significant enough to merit ...

ARTICLE: CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Majid Khaliq: The Basilisk

Read "The Basilisk" reviewed by Raul d'Gama Rose

There was once a school of thought that championed, zealot-like, the cause of the violin. To them there was no more perfect instrument than the four-stringed wonder that supports a fretless arm and offers infinite possibilities of melody; one that all but brought to life myriad human emotions via harmonic invention. Were this league of extraordinary ...

ARTICLE: TAKE FIVE WITH...

Take Five With Majid Khaliq

Read "Take Five With Majid Khaliq" reviewed by Majid Khaliq

Meet Majid Khaliq:

Majid Khaliq is a violinist and composer cut from a different cloth. He has been described by legendary musician Wynton Marsalis as having “a unique blend of improvisation, groove and technical sophistication." Although classically trained, Khaliq's passion and musical palette ranges from the roots of American jazz music to the greats of ...

NEWS: RECORDING

Violinist/Composer Majid Khaliq Releases New CD Titled "The Basilisk"

Violinist/Composer Majid Khaliq Releases New CD Titled "The Basilisk"

Majid Khaliq's The Basilisk is a spellbinding and unforgettable compilation of jazz compositions. The album launches into a musical progression that moves through a series of original compositions that will surprise, inspire and intrigue. The recording is an extraordinary connection between master musicians and composition. Majid Khaliq is joined on the project by Jeb Patton on ...