Tuesday, July 26 2011
Eric Harland is a drummer and composer to be reckoned with. And legally speaking, he can't run for president for another two years.
Thursday, July 21 2011
This set invites reflection and negotiation even as it demands both energy and patience.
Orchestre National de Jazz of France releases an album that needs to be heard rather than read about. Get it while the getting's good.
Wednesday, July 20 2011
Last night, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and the Del McCoury Band, joined forces for a foot-stomping, soul movin' version of the gospel classic "I'll Fly Away" on the stages of the Late Show with David Letterman.
Sunday, July 17 2011
Suspenseful work from a celebrated percussionist, if not altogether satisfying.
Thursday, July 14 2011
These four guys have known each other for years, yet this is the first album to feature all of them in the same room. Calling it a "doozy" is just a playful, feeble understatement.
Thursday, July 7 2011
No matter how many times it gets reissued, a great album is still a great album. Monk's Music will never sound anything short of terrific.
Wednesday, July 6 2011
Chris Dingman's music is like walking into a clearing: it's marvelous, but you can't easily pin why.
Thursday, June 30 2011
The great jazz pianist in the Netherlands in 1973, 1975, and 1979 -- never before released.