Ryan Keberle’s ‘The Hope I Hold’ featured in Stereogum

Stereogum has chosen The Hope I Hold by Ryan Keberle & Catharsis as one of their key jazz releases for June 2019.

Phil Freeman has the following to say about the album’s first single:

“‘Despite the Dream’ is a showcase for Meza’s clear, un-showy vocals. It’s a sharply political track, but its deceptively light rhythm and the steady pace of the horn solos keep it from becoming agitprop. Keberle’s solo has a joyful but bottom-heavy feel, like theme music for a cartoon elephant, while Scott Robinson’s saxophone has a big ’70s sound.”

Read the full piece here.

You can pre-order the album on Bandcamp and iTunes now. The album releases this Friday, June 28.