May 20, 2013
[Review] Two Bass Hits from a Low-End Giant
Music is rarely polished and potent; rounded surfaces and sharp edges don't usually work well within the same piece of artwork, but McBride believes that both belong here. People Music is all about closing the gap that exists between music for uninitiated ears and music for the music makers—fire and fun both find a way to peacefully and positively coexist on this one.
May 13, 2013
[Review] McBride makes music of the people, for the people
It still amazes me that McBride — who I first encountered as a 17-year-old arrival on the New York scene, fresh from his native Philadelphia — will celebrate only his 41st birthday at the end of this month. Not only does it seem as though he has been on the scene forever now, but he has essentially been omnipresent.
April 29, 2013
[Review] Cécile McLorin Salvant - Woman Child
BlogCritics.org says "If Cécile McLorin Salvant isn’t yet on your radar, Woman Child will put her there."
April 16, 2013
Examiner.com - Top 5 CDs Everyone Should Listen To This Year
Cécile McLorin Salvant - WomanChild and Yellowjackets - A Rise In The Road both make top 5
March 27, 2013
Aaron Diehl’s BESPOKE MAN’S NARRATIVE puts new spin on modern jazz quartet [Examiner.com]
It’s all in there, from composition to concept. “The Bespoke Man’s Narrative,” culled from the language of fashion to describe someone who designs custom-made suits, went into the vision for the music.
March 12, 2013
Aaron Diehl, The Bespoke Man’s Narrative
The wait ends soon. Jazz fans and critics have been eagerly anticipating pianist Aaron Diehl’s new album, which finally arrives on March 19.