Reading this morning's New York Times, it was great to see two locals get singled out in the Arts & Leisure section. In highlighting the BSO's concert tomorrow night, The Times noted that "since becoming the music director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in 2007, the conductor Marin Alsop has brought excitement and adventure to the orchestra. For the ensemble’s high-profile Carnegie Hall concert, Ms. Alsop is conducting the Swiss composer Arthur Honegger’s seldom-heard dramatic oratorio “Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher” (Joan of Arc at the Stake)."
And in a review of Warren Wolf's Wednesday night show at 92Y Tribeca, Ben Ratliff called the Baltimore native's music "an example of almost perfectly aligned straight-ahead jazz, with some of its limitations and a lot of its thrills. Mr. Wolf, who also plays piano, marimba and drums, has a vibraphone sound and style descending from Milt Jackson’s, and the whole project, its sense of purpose and tunefulness, descends from Cannonball Adderley’s kind of jazz — music that connects jazz to gospel and R&B."
Ratliff pointed out that nearly the entire band was comprised of Baltimoreans and was especially impressed with bassist Kris Funn and drummer John Lamkin—whose father teaches music at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore—noting that they played "with force and resonance."