New Music: Tigran, Katie Ernst, & Makaya

Posted by on Feb 26, 2015 in Chicago Scene, Inspiration

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From local Chicago friends to Armenian prodigies, musicians worldwide continue to knock my socks off with their new releases. Here are three recent albums that span the vast array of music that gets lumped under the unassuming and all-too-broad label of Jazz.

 

Tigran Hamasyan: Mockroot

Tigran made his first journey to Chicago 2 weeks ago, and after attending my …read more

Marquis Hill – Live at the Whistler

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Bootlegs, Chicago Scene, Trumpet

In honor of Chicago’s own Marquis Hill’s big win at the 2014 …read more

Juan Pastor Chinchano

Posted by on Mar 29, 2014 in Chicago Scene, Drumset, Inspiration

I’m left wanting to hear the rest! Here’s a preview of Chicago drummer Juan Pastor’s new album, Chinchano featuring Jorge Roeder on bass, Stu Mindeman on piano, Rich Moore on sax, and Marquis Hill on trumpet, all fantastic musicians deserving of wider praise. Paul Mutzabaugh works his magic to …read more