Berlin New York Berlin

Berlin New York Berlin

We missed a lot of shows in Berlin this week fighting a cold. First, there was saxophonist Donny McCaslin whose latest album, “Beyond Now”, will be reviewed here as soon as possible. Michael Kiwanuka also presented his new album “Love + Hate” (how appropriate a title at this time) and Terrace Martin & The Polly…

KING in Europe

KING in Europe

As you probably know, the three members of KING released their debut album earlier this month and we gave them our first five-paw rating of the year. As it happens, twins Amber and Paris Strother and Anita Bias have added half a dozen European dates to their existing tour. Please make room in your calendar…

Jazz Connect Day 2 and Winter Jazzfest Marathon

Jazz Connect Day 2 and Winter Jazzfest Marathon

Three artists to watch out for in 2016: KING, Makaya McCraven, and Terrace Martin. Terrace, best known for his production work on artists like¬†Snoop Dogg, Stevie¬†Wonder, Raphael Saadiq, Charlie Wilson, and of course Kendrick Lamar‘s “To Pimp A Butterfly”, played the sax last night on stage at The Bitter End. And he also was stepping…