Wednesday, February 11 2009
A live outing from the composer/arranger's big band, playing tunes referencing classics without being entirely classic themselves.
Sunday, December 2 2007
The vintage, never-before-released outing from the a high point of Monk's career
Thursday, August 9 2007
The most rewarding work as a critic is not in evaluating the flow of big menu items from established artists, but in sampling the little dishes that come along -- like this quartet of obscure, interesting stuff from 2007's first half.
Monday, March 5 2007
Veteran bassist Steve Swallow fuses poetry to jazz and a string quartet, to mixed results.