Thursday, January 19 2012
Nineteen choice tracks from a live week at New York’s Blue Note -- a loose tribute to pianist Bill Evans
Thursday, June 30 2011
The great jazz pianist in the Netherlands in 1973, 1975, and 1979 -- never before released.
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.
Tuesday, March 15 2011
In between stays at mental institutions for schizophrenia, Powell left behind a remarkable legacy. Sadly, he hasn’t received the same widespread admiration that his close friend Thelonious Monk secured. But to true fans of the jazz genre, Powell is revered.
Wednesday, February 23 2011
Such strong musical telepathy can be more fun for the performers than the listeners. At least it's quality telepathy.
Wednesday, May 19 2010
Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater was a perfectly complimentary acoustical setting for Bill Evans' repertoire last Friday night.
Monday, November 23 2009
Christmas with Sinatra and Friends works because Sinatra sounds his best when he's around other people.
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 2 2008
A staple of modern music for nearly 50 years, Kind of Blue is near-impossible to hear with fresh ears. But perhaps that is precisely why it needs some re-examining.
Monday, February 11 2008
The Brazilian-American pianist (and sometime singer) dials up a middling tribute to a much greater jazz pianist.