Sunday, April 28 2013
Leave it to the prose for wherever the music goes.
Monday, July 23 2012
Sometimes a great show can only give you a good CD.
Thursday, July 21 2011
This set invites reflection and negotiation even as it demands both energy and patience.
Thursday, July 14 2011
These four guys have known each other for years, yet this is the first album to feature all of them in the same room. Calling it a "doozy" is just a playful, feeble understatement.
Thursday, March 17 2011
This album is really scattered, but we are all the better for it.
Sunday, December 5 2010
Having been in the music business for over 40 years, Roscoe Mitchell isn't about to paint himself into a corner just yet.
Wednesday, September 15 2010
David S. Ware vs. dialysis, Ware wins. We all win. We win free jazz minus the racket. Just pure music.
Tuesday, March 31 2009
William Parker's inventive approach to the current state of jazz music puts him at the forefront of the avant-garde scene.
Tuesday, March 17 2009
As far as long-form improvisation is concerned, this 65-minute live set by drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist William Parker and pianist Craig Taborn is a success of the highest order.
Wednesday, February 4 2009
For better or worse, the veteran jazz bassist shows us yet again why he and Dave Holland have so much in common.