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Josh Evans, born and raised in Hartford, CT, was drawn to the trumpet after hearing a Roy Eldridge and Dizzy Gillespie recording at the age of 10. Josh began studying with Raymond ‘Dr. Rackle’ Williams and within a year he began performing regularly with Dr. Rackle’s Sound Griot Brass Band. By the age of 14 Evans’ musical career began to take shape when he started to study with and be mentored by the celebrated alto saxophonist/composer, and educator Jackie McLean. Studying under McLean who shared the bandstand with Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Art Blakey, would be pivotal in Josh's career

Happy Synapse

Label: Rainy Days Records
Released: 2020
Track listing: The Hidden Voice; Incantation; Flowing; Inner News; Sulieman Saud; Night Melody; SIM Card; The Hidden Face of Stars.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Sasha Mashin: Happy Synapse

Read "Happy Synapse" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Whoa! Russian born drummer Sasha Mashin kicks off his high-flying second disc with the crackling, manically modal, high-powered, retro-Impulse! speed-buzz of “The Hidden Voice," written by fevered alto-saxophonist Rosario giuliani, and Happy Synapse barely lets up from there. It is a sweet sound, a really, really sweet sound. Mashin intros “The Hidden Voice" like ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Makar Kashitsyn: Jazz Animals

Read "Jazz Animals" reviewed by Troy Dostert

Straight outta St. Petersburg, Rainy Days Records has done a splendid job of documenting some of the strongest emerging voices in Russian jazz, starting with drummer Sasha Mashin's superb Outsidethebox in 2018. Mashin's debut release belied his youth with an assured poise and dynamic vision, and here we have yet another wonderful first outing: alto saxophonist ...

Jazz Animals

Label: Rainy Days Records
Released: 2019
Track listing: Jazz Animals; Going to Ekaterinburg; Confession; Song for Chad; Our Song; Time to Forget; Phone Call.

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Jazzmeia Horn: Love & Liberation

Read "Love & Liberation" reviewed by Ian Patterson

It's a big step for any singer, the move from interpreter of jazz standards to songwriter. And when you've been Grammy-nominated for a debut album of covers, as Jazzmeia Horn was with A Social Call (Prestige, 2017), the temptation must be to carry on in the same vein. Horn, however, clearly has greater ambition, as the ...

NEWS: EVENT

In Touch Entertainment Announces Its Spring Jazz Series Lineup

In Touch Entertainment Announces Its Spring Jazz Series Lineup

In Touch Entertainment is announcing the spring lineup of its highly successful jazz series produced by New York-based concert promoter, Charles Carlini of In Touch Entertainment. The programs consist of Piano Jazz, Guitar Masters, Trumpet Masters, Percussion Masters, Boss Tenors, and Vocal Mania. The latter is also running concurrently on the West Coast, with performances held ...

Ármame

Label: Brontosaurus Records
Released: 2018
Track listing: The Great City, To Wisdom the Prize, Love Is a Losing Game, Let Me Love You, Tanto Amor, The Old Country, Inside a Silent Tear, El Ritmo, Better Days, Ármame, Open Your Eyes, We're Still Friends, Todo Tiene Su Final

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEW

Christian McBride: Christian McBride's New Jawn

Read "Christian McBride's New Jawn" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

It's true that six-time Grammy winner Christian McBride hasn't been the new thing on the scene for some time now. Yet the gritty Christian McBride's New Jawn pops from the get-go with a zesty, youthful intensity and infectious enthusiasm. making his lifelong inquiry into jazz past, present and future a pure joy to listen to.

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEW

Merano Jazz 2018

Read "Merano Jazz 2018" reviewed by Giuseppe Segala

Kursaal, Teatro Kimm Merano 10-15.07.2018 Il primo che soffia sulle ventidue candeline di Merano Jazz è Pat Metheny, che con il suo quartetto apre la sezione concertistica di un festival caratterizzato pure da una prestigiosa sezione didattica: l'Accademia Mitteleuropea, diretta da Franco D'Andrea ed Ewald Kontschieder, giunta quest'anno alla diciassettesima ...


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