Frank Kimbrough Ancestors Sunnyside Frank Kimbrough was one hell of a piano player – and he leaves behind a legacy across composition, covers and improvisation. His sudden death at the end of last year a shock, a great sadness and it makes listening to this first posthumous album (recorded in 2017) bittersweet.
Kristiana Roemer House of Mirrors Sunnyside Born in Germany, educated in both Europe and the United States and raised in a bilingual house, jazz vocalist Kristiana Roemer shows serious chops, great songwriting ideas and subtle envelope-pushing on a debut album that recalls mid-period Joni Mitchell one minute (the opening, title track) and takes me back […]
Mat Maneri Quartet Dust Sunnyside Mat Maneri, son of saxophonist Joe, is a composer and violin/viola player. Under his own name he’s released some 30 albums in around about as many years and he’s been a sideman for a great range of avant-garde jazzers including several records with his old man and, I guess most […]
Gerald Cleaver and Violet Hour Live at Firehouse 12 Sunnyside Drummer/composer Gerald Cleaver is on fire here leading his band Violet Hour through some post-bop future-classics. Ben Waltzer (piano) is an early delight on the opener, Pilgrim’s Progress, trumpeter Jeremy Pelt has a chance to rip here too. And Chris Lightcap (double bass) is urgent […]