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.
Thursday, August 31 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.