Michael Kabran's work has appeared in Washington City Paper, JazzTimes, Harp, The Gazette of Politics and Business, and NPR's Next Generation Radio. As a musician, he has performed with numerous jazz, classical, and pop groups, including the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic.
Sunday, May 13 2012
Saxophonist Kenny Garrett's latest studio effort, his most cohesive release to date, is a sprawling work that serves as a nice summary of his impressive career.
Thursday, September 8 2011
Bassist Michael Formanek and his stellar quartet show how jazz played by Raymond Chandler and other noir greats might sound.
Monday, June 27 2011
Finnish jazz drummer Markku Ounaski and his talented bandmates offer minimalist interpretations of psalms and folks songs connected with the Finno-Ugric peoples.
Monday, April 4 2011
An enjoyable album that closely follows in the anthemic guitar rock footsteps of labelmates Gaslight Anthem and Jesse Malin.
Monday, March 28 2011
The blues harmonica legend is back with his first album in six years, and it's dedicated to the memory of Koko Taylor.
Wednesday, February 24 2010
It's only February, but 2010 has already yielded a fistful of significant jazz releases.
Wednesday, December 16 2009
Thursday, November 26 2009
Legendary drummer Jimmy Cobb's So What Band paid tribute to Miles Davis' Kind of Blue on its 50th birthday. It was a fitting tribute to the most cherished album in jazz.