Wednesday, August 10 2011
Chicago mainstay Rob Mazurek's new trio is guided by heavy drums and vibes that fill in the missing space.
Tuesday, August 9 2011
The Machines called whilst you were out. They want bread, milk, and some Acieeeeeed!
Thursday, August 4 2011
Roberts gives eloquent voice to the fractured nature of identity, the way conflicting identifications jostle for prominence in our psyches, the multiple consciousness of modern hybridity.
Monday, August 1 2011
Wormed with Middle Eastern loops and hooks, and also playful, with a jazz playfulness
Thursday, July 28 2011
Sophisticatedly conceived and presented simply, Denny Zeitlin's live solo performance is a modest marvel of old jazz played in new ways.
Here's a trick: a five-minute "In A Gadda da Vida" that's more self-indulgent than the original!
Tuesday, July 26 2011
Larry Coryell is rogue, the Wide Hive Players aren't. Together, they make a pretty good album. There is, of course, room for improvement.
Eric Harland is a drummer and composer to be reckoned with. And legally speaking, he can't run for president for another two years.
Thursday, July 21 2011
This set invites reflection and negotiation even as it demands both energy and patience.
Orchestre National de Jazz of France releases an album that needs to be heard rather than read about. Get it while the getting's good.