Thursday, September 3 2009
Our jazz critic Will Layman spent a full week soaking up the music -- and the city -- offered by what may be North America's finest jazz festival.
Tuesday, March 17 2009
The drum-and-guitar playing brothers release simultaneous solo projects on the great West Coast jazz label.
Monday, July 28 2008
Experimental pianist and composer Wayne Horvitz leads two very different ensembles -- one rhythm-based and jazz leaning, the other lushly orchestral -- along paths that sometimes cross and comment upon one another. Gorgeous and thought-provoking.
Monday, June 23 2008
Celebrating 50 years of "Fever!", these four albums commemorate the catalog of Peggy Lee, from the most popular to previously unreleased songs.
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.
Thursday, August 10 2006
Chamber jazz of the highest order, for quartet (trumpet, bassoon, cello, piano) -- a perfect mix of composition and improvisation