Reviews

Tolyqyn’s “Silver Seed”, A Sonic Journey Beyond Borders

Never confined by the borders of any musical genre, Tolyqyn makes a triumphant return with their latest offering, “Silver Seed.” Led by the visionary bandleader and...

CD Review: Thimo Niesterok, Stepping Forward

Today, German trumpeter Thimo Niesterok released his third album as a leader, “Stepping Forward,” on the German label Mons Records. With a reputation as one of the few...

Album Review: Preludes, Adam Birnbaum

In the ever-evolving landscape of jazz, artists have consistently drawn inspiration from the rich tapestry of classical music and over the years, the works of Johann Sebastian...

CD Review: Astghik Martirosyan, Distance

Astghik Martirosyan, a gifted vocalist and composer, graces the world with her debut album, “Distance,” a compelling exploration of her artistic prowess and heartfelt...

CD Review: Logan Kane, Floor Plans

Hailing from the vibrant LA jazz scene, bass player and composer Logan Kane steps into the limelight with his debut album, “Floor Plans.” Scheduled for release, this...

CD Review: Klas Lindquist, Alternative Source of Energy

Swedish saxophonist and composer Klas Lindquist, a recipient of multiple prestigious awards, is set to unveil his latest album this autumn. Titled “Alternative Source of...

Album Review: “The Defector” by Henry Spencer.

Henry Spencer, the UK-based trumpeter, composer, and bandleader, is back with his sophomore album, “The Defector.” Following his successful debut, Spencer presents a...

CD Review: Joshua Espinoza, Songs From Yesterday.

Joshua Espinoza’s sophomore album, “Songs From Yesterday,” emerges as a poignant sonic reflection of his life’s journey and the musical influences that...

CD Review: Lara Eidi, Sun

After several single releases and collaborations over the last few years, Lara Eidi has graced us with her most ambitious and uplifting work yet; her new album ‘Sun’. Enriched...

Festival Review: Jazz in the Park, Cluj Romania

There is always something beautiful about the first day of a festival: the gates open, the music starts, and fields slowly fill up with people. Now imagine that field being a...

Album Review: Michael Echaniz, Seven Shades of Violet.

Few debut albums carry the weight of life experiences quite like Michael Echaniz’s “Seven Shades of Violet,” released on September 8, 2023, via Ridgeway Records....