Wednesday, May 19 2010
Showing an equal fidelity to the ongoing project of Afrobeat and to the creation of contemporary grooves, the Souljazz Orchestra can confidently take their place alongside other globally dispersed proponents of Afro-modern music.
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater was a perfectly complimentary acoustical setting for Bill Evans' repertoire last Friday night.
Sunday, April 4 2010
Once again, Omar Sosa has produced a distinct take on world jazz while renewing his own exploratory project, all within the carefully orchestrated confines of ritual space and time-honored practice.
Wednesday, February 17 2010
For all of its strength, poise, and extroversion, Friendly Pants does little to create any particular sensation, and instead operates more as a skill showcase for the musicians involved.
Friday, February 12 2010
Conspicuously absent from PM’s list of the best nonfiction for 2009 is Robin D. G. Kelly’s comprehensive biography of the high priest of bop, Thelonious Sphere Monk.
Monday, January 25 2010
Maiysha takes The Blue Note stage to record live follow-up to her Grammy-nominated debut.
Monday, November 23 2009
Christmas with Sinatra and Friends works because Sinatra sounds his best when he's around other people.
Monday, November 16 2009
Astatke has a great capacity for intelligent play, the James Joyce kind of innovation that isn't afraid to be slangy and entertaining at the same time that it chases a serious purpose.
Tuesday, November 10 2009
These beautifully arranged pieces place this among the really enjoyable and surprising Christmas albums.
Wednesday, November 4 2009
Brazilian guitarist and composer Baden Powell has his music treated to rich and beautiful jazz arrangements.