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Damion Reid

Damion Reid hailing from West Covina, California a city east of Los Angeles. He is the son of well-respected bassist and astute operatic singer and teacher. By the age of three, Damion was already playing in church. It was around the age of twelve that Damion began being mentored by the world-renowned drummer Billy Higgins. During these formative years Billy's spirit for life and music was deeply seeded in Damion's fertile mind. Seeing Damion's ability to grasp the music both, analytically and conceptually it wasn't long before Billy invited him to be a part of his drum collective. As he began to mature musically he found himself frequenting Billy's club “The World Stage,” learning and playing with the likes of Billy Childs, George Bohanon and Oscar Brashear



Label: Orenda Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: The Age of Snakes; A Paper Tiger; Walking Shadows; War Money; On Summoning The Will; Ikigai; Tidal Mirror; Minotaur.


Article: Album Review

Dan Rosenboom: Polarity

Read "Polarity" reviewed by Jerome Wilson

On this album, trumpeter Dan Rosenboom and his quartet engage in a free-wheeling session which comes off as a modern update of Wayne Shorter releases such as The All-Seeing Eye (Blue Note, 1966). He engages in playful genre-crossing and experimentation here which incorporate the sensibilities of hip-hop and ambient music as well as modern jazz.


Article: Album Review

Dan Rosenboom: Polarity

Read "Polarity" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel

Recently, Los Angeles-based trumpeter Dan Rosenboom has been experimenting with somewhat freer and edgier realms of improvisation, giving doomy metal influences a go on Trio Subliminal 2 (Orenda Records, 2022), and indulging high-energy trio interplay with plenty of delay effects and other sonic manipulation on Refraction (Orenda Records, 2021). Not to mention the opulent The Complete ...


Seismic Shift

Label: Whirlwind Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: Study No. 1; Equipoise; Outward and Upward; RD; Perpetual Love; Digital Tulips; Seismic Shift; Quick Reset; The Water Is Tasting Worse.


Xaybu: The Unseen

Label: Pi Recordings
Released: 2022
Track listing: Time is The First Track; Djibril; Lamina; Gas Akap; Liminal; Gagaku; Poesie I; Poesie II; Go In; Navigation; Dual Ndoxol; Dual HP; Zeraora; Souba; Time is The First Track.


Article: Album Review

John Escreet: Seismic Shift

Read "Seismic Shift" reviewed by Mark Corroto

John Escreet's recording Seismic Shift, the pianist's first trio recording, might be the case for the return of warning labels on packaging. Not that there are explicit lyrics or violent images, it is just that the 52 minutes of music contained here are quite tempestuous and unrelenting. By design. Escreet is known for his ...


Article: Album Review

Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone: Xaybu: The Unseen

Read "Xaybu: The Unseen" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Alto saxophonist Steve Lehman debuted his Sélébéyone project in 2016 with a self-titled release on the Pi Recordings label. It was nothing short of revolutionary; an amalgamation of jazz improvisation and globalized hip-hop, it was an intrepid declaration. Originally a septet, Sélébéyone returns as a quintet on Xaybu: The Unseen. The five current members are from ...


Article: Jazz Uncorked

Chenin Blanc from the Loire

Read "Chenin Blanc from the Loire" reviewed by Matt Penman

The wild Loire river runs from the Atlantic ocean deep into France's center, and there is beautiful, diverse, and historically under-appreciated wine throughout its entire length. But the middle section, from Angers to the city of Tours, is where Chenin Blanc rules. A varietal with a real talent for expressing the land, it sucks up available ...


Article: Album Review

Mark Small: One Day

Read "One Day" reviewed by Edward Blanco

Saxophonist Mark Small is an active performer and educator teaching at Miami-Dade College and New World School for the Arts. He also serves as an instructor in other programs throughout the Miami community, in addition to his time spent in the New York jazz scene. He brings his considerable knowledge and talents to the fore on ...


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