Friday, June 24 2011
The Great List of the most acclaimed albums of all time makes its first foray into jazz, beginning with Miles Davis’ 1959 favorite. With no lyrics to quote, Counterbalance’s Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn are having difficulty writing this introduction.
Wednesday, June 22 2011
Tuesday, June 21 2011
Not that I'm complaining, but why do jazz pianists like to cover Radiohead so much?
Jazz guitarist Eric Hofbauer dials back his bizarre tendencies as he forms a new band that sounds almost too competent.
Sunday, June 19 2011
Billy Bang and Bill Cole have a few things in common other than a similar first name and untempered instruments.
Thursday, June 16 2011
A rising jazz talent makes a stop-and-smell-the-roses-with-your-pals kind of album.
Tuesday, June 14 2011
Ivory tickler Laszlo Gardony's latest album is all taste and almost no flash. Is this good? Bad? Neither?
Monday, June 13 2011
Alternately delicate and earthy saxophone/piano duets, rather splendid.
Sunday, June 5 2011
The latest Miles Davis collection chronicles some of the best, most interesting and hungry tunes the legend ever offered.
Thursday, May 26 2011
Like Bukowski, the gloomy laureate whose work is re-sounded here, Nichloas Urie is not afraid to walk on the dark side. He's also able to find fragments of beauty in the gloom.