Thursday, July 7 2011
No matter how many times it gets reissued, a great album is still a great album. Monk's Music will never sound anything short of terrific.
Wednesday, July 6 2011
Chris Dingman's music is like walking into a clearing: it's marvelous, but you can't easily pin why.
Tuesday, June 28 2011
Composer/arranger Daniel Jamieson fits big band music to his specifications.
Wednesday, June 22 2011
Tuesday, June 21 2011
If you're gonna stop telling jokes, you'd better have some kick-ass drama up your sleeve.
Not that I'm complaining, but why do jazz pianists like to cover Radiohead so much?
Jazz guitarist Eric Hofbauer dials back his bizarre tendencies as he forms a new band that sounds almost too competent.
Sunday, June 19 2011
Billy Bang and Bill Cole have a few things in common other than a similar first name and untempered instruments.
Thursday, June 16 2011
A work of heroic heritage -- reorganizing an era that is too often dismissed as sterile.
A rising jazz talent makes a stop-and-smell-the-roses-with-your-pals kind of album.