Thursday, May 9 2013
Bernstein gets Sexmob back out of the freezer for a cinematic tribute sure to thaw any detractor of campy jazz.
Wednesday, February 4 2009
For better or worse, the veteran jazz bassist shows us yet again why he and Dave Holland have so much in common.
Sunday, January 11 2009
A joyous good-time record that combines jumping jazz with Yiddish entertainment, plus a dose of modern jazz funkiness. Sit down! Eat! You look too thin!
Thursday, January 8 2009
The brash, fun MTO's sophomore set: plenty swing, some funk, some vocals, all a mite too sterile this time out.
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.
Tuesday, April 8 2008
The fourth of the trumpeter's ingenious transformations of Jewish music, this gorgeous mass of guitars, horns and drums fuses Bitches Brew to the synagogue.
Friday, September 1 2006
Steven Bernstein's jazz pranksters take on Martin Denny-style lounge exotica, mixing bold jazz with nostalgic bird-call texture. A mixed drink, for sure.