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Four and Haft Stars for Finding Gabriel

From jazzjournal.co.uk Brad Mehldau: Finding Gabriel By: FRANCIS GRAHAM-DIXON “The pianist’s new release, featuring 10 original compositions performed by Brad Mehldau and a host of musical guests, is full of exciting surprises. It would be easy for listeners to become too distracted by the explicit religious thread running through the CD, as a potential distraction from the powerful and often moving sounds here. Regardless, Finding Gabriel showcases once again Mehldau’s profound musicality, brilliant in its clarity, as did his exhilarating After Bach (see my June 2018 JJ review) ‘” a testament to his breadth of vision. This record, in some ways, feels as much a devotional statement as did that masterpiece. Mehldau explains that Finding Gabriel came after reading the Bible closely for the last several years. The prophetic writing of Daniel and Hosea resonated with him in particular, as did the wisdom literature of Job and Ecclesiastes and the... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 13th, 2019 in News


David Sanborn takes 'Double Vision' album on tour

From St. Louis Post-Dispatch ‘Better late than never’: David Sanborn takes 33-year-old ‘Double Vision’ album on tour By: DANIEL DURCHHOLZ SPECIAL TO THE POST-DISPATCH “David Sanborn and Bob James released their landmark, Grammy-winning album ‘Double Vision’ in 1986, but the... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 10th, 2019 in News


Interview with The Bad Plus's Rob Duguay

From The Independent The Bad Plus put their own spin on things ahead of Jazz Festival By: ROB DUGUAY SPECIAL TO THE INDEPENDENT “Happening at Fort Adams State Park from today to Sunday, the Newport Jazz Festival highlights a timeless... Read The Full Article

Posted Aug 1st, 2019 in News


Anat Cohen and Trio da Paz Light Up Dinkelspiel

From sfcv.org Anat Cohen and Trio da Paz Light Up Dinkelspiel By: ANDREW GILBERT “Growing up in Tel Aviv, Anat Cohen started absorbing standards from the Brazilian Songbook without having any idea of the music’s origins. As an aspiring clarinetist... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 30th, 2019 in News


NYTimes: Blue Note Records at 80

The New York Times takes a look back at the 80 year legacy of Blue Note Records and how the label is “still dedicated to influencing [jazz]‘s path forward.” You’ll recognize a few of the IMN family who have had... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 29th, 2019 in IMN / Industry News


Lila Downs Goes for Party Music Not Partisan Songs

From The News Source Lila Downs Goes for Party Music Not Partisan Songs By: MARTY LIPP “With the eye of an anthropologist and a voice that can blast like a brass band, Lila Downs has created an album, Al Chile,... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 23rd, 2019 in News


Daymé Arocena Opens a Window to Her Santerá Spirituality

Daymé Arocena Opens a Window to Her Santerá Spirituality on ‘Trilogía’ EP Original Title of the News Source By: CHEKY “Jazz singer and composer Daymé Arocena’s star has risen high since debuting in 2015 with her Havana Cultura Sessions EP,... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 22nd, 2019 in News


5 Stars for Ben Wendel at the Vortex Jazz Club

From The The Financial Times Ben Wendel’s ‘Seasons’ at the Vortex Jazz Club London – joyous themes and emotional heat By: MIKE HOBART “The link between Tchaikovsky’s The Seasons and the music presented here by American saxophonist Ben Wendel’s jazz... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 19th, 2019 in News


Danilo Cohen Potter rozan la perfección en el jazz de...

_From efe.com _ Danilo Pérez, Cohen y Potter rozan la perfección en el jazz de Vitoria By: Vitoria “Los virtuosos Danilo Pérez, Avishai Cohen y Chris Potter han rozado la perfección con su quinteto en la segunda jornada de la... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 18th, 2019 in News


Caetano Veloso Musings on Apollo 11

From KCRW Musings on Apollo 11 and Music By: TOM SCHNABEL “The Apollo 11 moon landing that took place on July 20, 1969, represented a staggering achievement for the human race. The desire to explore outside the earth’s boundaries reached... Read The Full Article

Posted Jul 16th, 2019 in News


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