Review: Fred Hersch & esperanza spalding: ‘Alive at the Village Vanguard’ AllAboutJazz.com, 25 January, 2023
Category: CD Reviews
Review: Jakob Bro and Joe Lovano’s ‘Once Around the Room: A Tribute to Paul Motian’ PostGenre, 7 November, 2022
I get a lot of music for my consideration, more than 430 (!) new releases in 2022. Almost all of them are notable for something, and I’d like to give them their due. So, when I’m not previewing events in northeast Ohio or profiling regional musicians, I’ll offer hot takes on recent releases.
When I moved to Cleveland in late 2019, one of the bands I most wanted to hear was the Afrofuturist collective Mourning [A] BLKstar. You can probably guess why that remains on my to-do list nearly three years and several COVID subvariants later, but it’s taken on new urgency with the release of Soothsayer (American Dreams Records), the spellbinding solo debut of M[A]B vocalist Kyle Kidd (all pronouns).
Album Review Steve Cardenas, Ben Allison and Ted Nash: Healing Power – The Music of Carla Bley PostGenre, 12 July, 2022
I get a lot of music for my consideration, already 350 (!) new releases so far this year. Almost all of them are notable for something, and I’d like to give them their due. So, when I’m not previewing live events in Northeast Ohio, I’ll offer hot takes on the preceding week’s releases. Like these.
Portland is known for rain, artisanal coffee and thanks to Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, as the apotheosis of farm-to-table Millennial pretentiousness.