Cheryl K. Symister-Masterson

Cheryl K. Symister-Masterson

March 2007 - New York pianist Misha Piatigorsky’s new release Uncommon Circumstance samples from the chalice of modernism and the stewpot of soul. It offers listener…
Trombonist and bandleader Scott Whitfield pares things down a bit. Instead of fronting one of his two orchestras (The Scott Whitfield Jazz Orchestra East based in New York …
Guitarist Stew Cutler gets all of his stuff out in one live recording. Trio/Live is betwixt and between jazz and avant-garde, blues and soul, rhythm & blues. Along w…
Pianist Dave Frank’s Ballads & Burners, like Rome, was not built in a day. It began in 2000 with three separate sessions and then over four years it evolved into his…
Inevitably, when you start talking about saxophonist Grace Kelly, people get a confused look on their face. They’re apt to politely correct you and enlighten you on her …
February 2007 - There are too few words available to describe musical performances in a fresh way, especially one as ethereal as given by the Ganelin Trio Priority. Their s…
"Never judge a man's actions until you know his motives." (Anonymous). Zvonimir Tot (z-VON-e-mere TOTE) made the moves from his home of Vojvodina (the northern province of …
September 2006 - It’s disappointing to know there are those who are satisfied with viewing a musical performance from their computer’s 12-inch screen. Obviously, proximity …
Tenor saxophonist, Gene Ammons, is one of the main entries into bop and swing. He encased the buoyant, breathy resonance and sentimentality of Coleman Hawkins and the threa…
29.01.2011

Delfeayo Marsalis

Published in News Story
September 2006 - Trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis has his first recording out in a decade. Released on September 12, Minions Dominion is on Troubadour Jass Records and features the last recorded works of drummer Elvin Jones. In the time that they spent together, Marsalis received the wisdom and digested the history that Jones quietly imparted. It comes through in his music and in the work he does with young people; a family trait, it seems. In the liner notes to Minions Dominion, Marsa …
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