Monday, February 20 2006
With a deep catalog spanning a specifically fertile period in jazz and including performances from some of the greatest names in jazz history, the revival of the Prestige label is celebrated with a massive simultaneous release of artist-specific compilations and samplers. But do the releases prove the vitality of the vaults? Results may vary.
Tuesday, January 22 2008
The best gypsy swing is full of local accents, with a strong indentity, cosmopolitan and not monotonous. It is rare, and it is here.
Sunday, January 6 2008
Corey Harris sings and plays Rasta Reggae hymns while offering spiritual assurance and giving musical insight.
Wednesday, January 2 2008
Very energetic quintet date led by the young veteran European-exiled sometime Horace Silver and Oscar Peterson drummer. Stirring.
Tuesday, December 18 2007
Broad mood music for a southern joint, to be danced or swooned to, over the talk and drink.
Monday, December 17 2007
An inspired gig by the late celebrated genius of New Orleans piano.