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.
Sunday, August 24 2008
Another mad hybrid project from the jazz pianist, but one of his best.
Monday, December 10 2007
In spite of the perception of jazz as an increasingly niche market, the year's best show a style of music that remains ever youthful in its exploration of new territories, expanding its diversity and range of expression.
Tuesday, August 21 2007
Jazz "fusion" for this exact moment -- electric, bold, funked-out, loose-as-a-goose terrific
Sunday, September 24 2006
A jazz pianist of steel steers his music through the dangerous web of official arts organizations, encountering plenty of Kryptonite, yet emerges unscathed -- the globe still safe for improvisation.