The Profiler: Prestige Deserved and Revived as a Welcome Name | 20 Feb 2006 // 6:00 PM
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.
Hot Club Sandwich: Green Room | 22 Jan 2008 // 2:58 PM
The best gypsy swing is full of local accents, with a strong indentity, cosmopolitan and not monotonous. It is rare, and it is here.
Corey Harris: Zion Crossroads | 6 Jan 2008 // 3:00 PM
Corey Harris sings and plays Rasta Reggae hymns while offering spiritual assurance and giving musical insight.
Alvin Queen: I Aint Lookin At You | 2 Jan 2008 // 2:59 PM
Very energetic quintet date led by the young veteran European-exiled sometime Horace Silver and Oscar Peterson drummer. Stirring.
Jim Mize: Release it to the Sky | 18 Dec 2007 // 3:00 PM
Broad mood music for a southern joint, to be danced or swooned to, over the talk and drink.
James Booker: Manchester '77 | 17 Dec 2007 // 3:00 PM
An inspired gig by the late celebrated genius of New Orleans piano.