Sunday, June 16 2013
Terence Blanchard is more than a brilliant jazz trumpeter. His long-standing quintet is one of the most flexible groups in jazz, and his work as a composer of film soundtracks is distinctive.
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.
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.
Wednesday, August 27 2008
The Blue Note debut of a prodigious pianist -- more proof that jazz is consuming contemporary popular music in the best possible way.