Monday, October 27 2014
Jazz's troubled bassist gets another posthumous collection. No new insights gained here, just a reminder of his ambitions.
Thursday, August 8 2013
It may have required getting 19 musicians on the payroll, but Joel Harrison has recorded a masterpiece.
Tuesday, June 28 2011
Composer/arranger Daniel Jamieson fits big band music to his specifications.
Monday, October 25 2010
Two guardians of contemporary jazz take a big band and twist it.
Thursday, September 16 2010
Wednesday, August 18 2010
Ever the cure for the common swing, Russ Gershon's Either/Orchestra proves once again that the band is unlike any other.
Tuesday, May 27 2008
It's fun discovering that Jackie Wilson used to be a prizefighter or imagining band members waking up a drugged-out Charlie Parker right before his solo.