Friday, June 17 2011
The outer orbits of jazz were well represented, and received, Saturday in Central Park as part of the Blue Note Jazz Festival.
Monday, April 11 2011
Jazz pianist Lee Shaw releases two live albums, one an innovative summit with a famous protégé. The other sounds like she and her band are ready to nod off.
Monday, December 10 2007
In spite of the perception of jazz as an increasingly niche market, the year's best show a style of music that remains ever youthful in its exploration of new territories, expanding its diversity and range of expression.
Tuesday, November 27 2007
The finest of the three recordings from the duo/trio, Altitude is a sonic exploration in both electric and acoustic improvised music that brings it all home.
Tuesday, June 26 2007
With the release of Mago, an album of duets with bandmate John Medeski, Billy Martin continues to pursue a personal vision of music without many boundaries, a pop-jazz-avant-garde combination that barely acknowledges the market while still sounding irresistible.
Sunday, December 3 2006
The jammy sequel of Scofield's brilliant A Go Go appears at last.
Tuesday, July 25 2006
MMW's jammy Blue Note years, collected, with the addition of several unreleased tracks and a DVD of the band live-in-grooveloving-concert
Sunday, July 16 2006
DJ Logic returns to the instrumental turntablism game with an album that is stubbornly eclectic, tough to feel and even harder to comprehend.