Monday, October 19 2009
Jack Webb's glum radio series 'Pete Kelly's Blues' is a sigh of a tribute to the roaring '20s, a melancholic parade of blistering jazz and the pointlessness of its own nostalgia.
Tuesday, September 22 2009
Noel Coward's play is brought to the screen with Jessica Biel in the lead role, but the film loses much of the bite of the stage version.
Thursday, August 27 2009
On the eve of his third Blue Note release, Double Booked, jazz pianist Robert Glasper discusses his stylistic bifurcation, MC skills, and -- inevitably -- Michael Jackson's legacy.
Monday, August 3 2009
Sunday, May 17 2009
Her pop-soul tone has an indomitable spine.
Sunday, May 10 2009
All of this is electric, attractive.
Tuesday, May 5 2009
There's heat in here, yet the listener is never allowed to forget that steady hands are in control.
Sunday, April 5 2009
Ratliff eschews the typical trappings of routine biography to plumb more profound ideas of musical language, identity, and influence.
Tuesday, December 16 2008
More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.
Tuesday, December 9 2008
The jazz/Americana/anything violinist creates a new set of riveting soundscapes.