Wednesday, September 14 2011
Weiss and Point of Departure are a class act all the way, but this live album feels more like an arrow pointing to something else than an actual statement of purpose.
Tuesday, September 13 2011
Despite the album's allusions to France, the album is hardly Parisian. Eastwood and his band seem more interested in laying down a smooth groove, producing some rather well-played but bland results.
Friday, September 9 2011
In this special one-year anniversary edition of Counterbalance, Eric Klinger and Jason Mendelsohn discuss their first year combing through the pop music canon (as determined by Acclaimed Music's calculations of every best-of list available), share a few favorites, and justify a couple items on their expense account.
Thursday, September 8 2011
Did you know that playing quiet jazz is a form of social protest? Yeah, me neither.
Thursday, August 25 2011
Six months of Global Prowling concludes in Greece, passing through pre-riotous Athens and making a final stop in Melbourne for the International Jazz Festival where Sonny Rollins teaches the Golden Rule.
Wednesday, August 24 2011
Roswell Rudd, vanguard of the old trombone, just turned 75. It's best to approach The Incredible Honk as a birthday present he made for himself.
Monday, August 22 2011
Whether you like your jazz traditional or modern, Stephane Belmondo's got you covered.
Sunday, August 21 2011
Is he just a "smooth jazz" hack? Or is Michael Franks a real jazz singer whose best work from the '70s remains a viable way to sing today?
The feather-voiced jazz singer, mellow as ever, and still clever.