Friday, October 31 2014
No matter what category you pigeonhole him into, jazz clarinetist Louis Sclavis turns his sounds into a miniature miracle.
Tuesday, October 28 2014
The gloriously varied piano trio returns to a program of all-original music, still mixing jazz, rock, classical, avant-garde, and you-name-it styles in a way that defies convention.
Monday, October 27 2014
Jazz's troubled bassist gets another posthumous collection. No new insights gained here, just a reminder of his ambitions.
The Heliocentrics and Melvin Van Peebles create an ambitious, "cosmic" effort with collaboration The Last Transmission.
Thursday, October 23 2014
What if today’s jazz is a little bit Bill Frisell and a little bit Ornette Coleman?
Friday, October 17 2014
The constantly morphing new jazz trio moves into deeply atmospheric, electronic territory and dares you to follow.
Tuesday, October 14 2014
The jazz trio, supplemented by frequent partner John Scofield, put out another appealing blend of jazz and groove music -- a flavorful if somewhat slight version of what they do best.
Monday, October 13 2014
Fly guy Mark Turner makes a sparse quartet really work for him and you.
Friday, October 10 2014
Avant garde pianist Shipp explores his musical past through this contemporary solo set, hinting at where we may find him in the future.
An under-heard but top-notch tenor player, leading a sharp band through excellent tunes. Vibes, guitar, driving rhythm, all right here.