Wednesday, June 19 2013
These performances are an often fascinating listen, twisting songs we've heard plenty of times before into something fresh through youthful zeal and, probably, nervous energy.
Sunday, June 16 2013
Terence Blanchard is more than a brilliant jazz trumpeter. His long-standing quintet is one of the most flexible groups in jazz, and his work as a composer of film soundtracks is distinctive.
Tuesday, June 11 2013
The New Orleans trumpeter and singer tackles traditional jazz with a loose, deriviative ebullience.
Friday, May 31 2013
Chick Corea's performance with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra was the kickoff to the festival named after him, and a masterful evening.
Wednesday, May 22 2013
Shining have followed up its career-defining masterwork, Blackjazz, with the exuberant One One One, which takes its unparalleled sonic and places it within the framework of the pop album.
Tuesday, May 21 2013
The incomparable New Orleans trumpeter and BBQ master, Kermit Ruffins, returns next week with a brand new album perfectly entitled 'We Partyin' Traditional Style'.
Monday, May 20 2013
Jazz pianist Romain Collin explores the haunted terrains of his inner world on "The Calling".
Thursday, May 16 2013
Joshua Redman's album of ballads definitely has more to it than meets the ear.
Tuesday, April 30 2013
13 Degrees of Reality is a cerebral and ambitious album that greatly benefits from stylistic non-conformity.
Sunday, April 28 2013
Leave it to the prose for wherever the music goes.