Wednesday, February 18 2009
Tenor saxophonist Ravi Coltrane manages to look backward without seeming stale, and manages to deflect his sound off of his father's without either outright rejection or pale imitation.
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.
Sunday, April 6 2008
An academic scholar with a passionate attack on alto sax drives his quintet through a focused set of truly modern jazz scenarios -- an Out to Lunch for today.
Sunday, September 30 2007
A shimmering collection of avant-chamber-jazz fueled by rumba, Steve Reich, and Karen Carpenter, if you can believe it.