Tuesday, August 28 2007
A young tenor saxophonist of emotional range, with Kenny Barron in rhythm that can't be improved on.
"Miles wanted to hear me. That set me free."
Thursday, August 23 2007
A young organist for Japan who swings for herself.
Wednesday, August 22 2007
Though the CD bears his name, saxophonist Byars allows his quartet to solo, at length, on each of the album’s eight tracks. This could be an asset, but the musicians sound like they’re wandering through each instrument, trying to grab inspiration from the air.
Friday, August 17 2007
Thursday, August 16 2007
Monday, August 13 2007
The jazz guitarist -- with Wilco, his trios, or anyone else -- opens up a conversation about how to keep this music living.
Tuesday, August 7 2007
It is uplifting to hear modern jazz that is at once both easily accessible and startling creative.
Thursday, July 19 2007
A truly great band at a definitive moment in the music's history -- and never heard before.