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.
Tuesday, June 19 2007
It's rather wonderful to see that the chemistry that they've always maintained as a collective seems all but untouched by that multitude of time away from each other.
Wednesday, June 6 2007
Red Soil is worth checking out, even if soft jazz is not usually your thing.
Tuesday, May 29 2007
Yvat's new EP Chroma sounds at least as "designed" as it does composed.
Monday, April 23 2007
A Chicago jazz vet surrounds himself with an eclectic mix of avant-garde musicians and post-rock types.
Sunday, April 22 2007
A lovely Rudy Van Gelder-remastered reissue of the great guitarist's solo debut, a 1967 date with organ, flute, and speed
Thursday, April 19 2007
Friday, April 13 2007
Wednesday, April 11 2007
A genuinely new sound for a jazz trio -- swing plus hip-hop brings something powerfully new.
Sunday, March 18 2007
A snapshot of the duo in their full flower, having mastered each others' languages and moved past any lingering reticence.