John Vincent Barron

John Vincent Barron

For an ensemble to create a lengthy recording of improvised music worthy of an attentive audience, it takes a unique combination of technique and empathy. Such is the case with Varpai from the German-based trio of vocalist André Pabarciuté, bassist Mark Tokar and percussionist Klaus Kugel. The three like-minded artists perform through ten, seamlessly connected pieces with a strong sense of musical connectedness, impressively void of pretension. With emotional wails and melodious, nasally grunts,
Exploring odd-meters, swirling melodic themes and rhythmically-charged free-form improvisations, the New York-based collective Tarbaby delivers an intriguing set of swing-based jazz with The End of Fear. Along with core members Orrin Evans on piano, bassist Eric Revis and Nasheet Watts on drums, the twelve-track set features the trumpeter Nicholas Payton and saxophonists Oliver Lake and JD Allen. The use of speech sound bites cleverly enhances shorter, open-ended pieces such as "E-Math" and "Hea
Barrett Deems (1914-1998) may not be one of the more familiar names from jazz history, however, the Chicago-based drummer forged a sideman career second to none with length…
Drummer Peppe Merolla recruits an all-star New York cast for Stick With Me, his debut as a leader. The Italian-born Merolla, who began his career as a singer and c…
New York guitarist Paul Meyers uses his nylon string guitar to connect to the spirit of straight ahead, swinging jazz on this quartet date with saxophonist Frank Wess, b…
Saxophonist James Brandon Lewis presents a set of diverse jazz sounds on his debut recording Moments, recorded in Valencia, California where Lewis is a graduate st…
The young Belgian saxophonist Robin Verheyen makes a strong debut with Starbound, a flowing quartet exploration highlighting the New York resident's open-ended app…
With a nod to the classic Hammond organ/guitar trios of the 1950s and 60s, guitarist Jon Dalton presents a toe-tapping, feel-good session of swinging standards and soulful …
The Boston-based ensemble 3 Play+ makes its CD debut with American Waltz, a contemplative set of melodically-grounded compositions and free-form, high-energy ex…
Songwriter/producer Faye Miravite presents a disc of eight inspirational pieces, aided by an international cast of Italian, Filipino and Brazilian musicians. The dynamic du…