Sunday, June 5 2011
The latest Miles Davis collection chronicles some of the best, most interesting and hungry tunes the legend ever offered.
Tuesday, December 16 2008
More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.
Tuesday, December 2 2008
A staple of modern music for nearly 50 years, Kind of Blue is near-impossible to hear with fresh ears. But perhaps that is precisely why it needs some re-examining.
Wednesday, October 24 2007
Coltrane's supportive role as a sideman is highlighted on this five-disc collection of "blowing sessions" recorded for Prestige in the late '50s.
Sunday, December 10 2006
Will Layman's list of the year's best jazz records, a hearty baker's dozen, includes iconoclasts, eccentrics, avant-gardists, and some downright swingers.
Friday, June 30 2006
Four discs of the greatest American music there is. Feast.