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Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry - A Spiritual Ambiance

From The Financial Times Joe Lovano: Trio Tapestry ‘” album has a spiritual ambiance By: Mike Hobart Saxophonist Joe Lovano’s recent recordings include angular left-field collaborations with trumpeter Dave Douglas and ebb and flow modernism powered by the heft of two drummers. This trio release, the American’s first own-name recording for ECM, sets aside rhythmic cut and thrust for the closely layered textures and ambient moods of the ECM label’s core aesthetic. The set opens with Lovano, unaccompanied, establishing the album’s spiritual ambience with meditative gongs and wreaths of upper register tenor sax ‘” a photo accompanying the album notes shows the American poised next to a set of gongs, sax in one hand, mallet in the other. Lovano sustains the mood with airy ruminations over swished brushes and sparse Marilyn Crispell piano on ‘Seeds of Change’. The piece hovers just above ballad tempo and whispers of the blues, rarely... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 19th, 2019 in News


Cherish the Ladies - "Awe-Inspiring"

From The Irish Echo Madden’s work ethic is awe-inspiring By: Daniel Neely ‘Heart of the Home’ is the 17th album in Cherish’s remarkable 34-year run. The group’s lineup also includes Mary Coogan (guitar, banjo, mandolin), Mirella Murray (accordion), and Kathleen... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 19th, 2019 in News


Terence Blanchard Gives Spike Lee's Movies Their Soul

From Vanity Fair How Terence Blanchard Gives Spike Lee’s Movies Their Soul By: K. Austin Collins [Blanchard] calls BlacKkKlansman, Lee’s latest film, to life with a groovy wink: a subtly wry but politically earnest score that, like the rest of... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 19th, 2019 in News


Bringing Ella Fitzgerald Alive

From The Northern Express REGINA CARTER BRINGING ELLA FITZGERALD ALIVE AT CITY OPERA HOUSE By: Ross Boissoneau Renowned violinist Regina Carter has found inspiration in what might appear to be an unusual place: a vocalist. Though in the case of... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 19th, 2019 in News


Chris Potter - 'Circuits'

From Something Else! Reviews Chris Potter ‘” ‘Circuits’ (2019) By: S. Victor Aaron […] Circuits is a sophisticated modern jazz piece that’s been electrified and funkified, as Potter is keeping well-developed compositions a high priority. Nonetheless, his wellspring of ideas... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 19th, 2019 in News


Visionary exploration of traditional music-making

From The Irish Times The Gloaming: The Gloaming 3 review ‘” Visionary exploration of traditional music-making By: Siobhan Long Choosing for their third studio album release a cover illustration titled Precipice might say something about The Gloaming’s state of mind.... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 15th, 2019 in News


Danilo Perez Wins Another Grammy

From Wicked Local Quincy musician takes home another Grammy By: Dana Barbuto Quincy resident Danilo Pérez has added another Grammy Award to his trophy shelf, winning a statue for his work with The Wayne Shorter Quartet. The group won Best... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 14th, 2019 in News


90 Best Creative Books of All Time

From BookAuthority 90 Best Creativity Books of All Time As featured on CNN, Forbes and Inc ‘” BookAuthority identifies and rates the best books in the world, based on public mentions, recommendations, ratings and sentiment. This includes maintaining the most... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 14th, 2019 in News


30 Years Of Jazz And Film Scoring

From NPR Oscar-Nominated Terence Blanchard On 30 Years Of Jazz And Film Scoring For Spike Lee By: Nate Chinen & Alex Ariff […] Beyond the accolades, Blanchard’s extensive work in film has transformed his capacities as a composer and bandleader.... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 13th, 2019 in News


Congratulations to IMN's 2019 Grammy Winners!

From The Recording Academy A warm congratulations to all the 2019 Grammy Award winners, most especially to those from the IMN family: Best Folk Album: Punch Brothers All Ashore Best Jazz Instrumental Album The Wayne Shorter Quartet featuring Danilo Pérez,... Read The Full Article

Posted Feb 11th, 2019 in IMN / Industry News


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