Thursday, August 27 2009
On the eve of his third Blue Note release, Double Booked, jazz pianist Robert Glasper discusses his stylistic bifurcation, MC skills, and -- inevitably -- Michael Jackson's legacy.
Thursday, August 13 2009
Rashanim's work is quite clearly grounded in tradition (both religious and musical), but their invocation of other places and times are very rooted in a modern sensibility: it’s definitely jazz and it is certainly imbued with a distinctively Jewish sensibility. Above all, it rocks.
Monday, August 3 2009
Sunday, May 17 2009
Her pop-soul tone has an indomitable spine.
Sunday, May 10 2009
All of this is electric, attractive.
Tuesday, May 5 2009
There's heat in here, yet the listener is never allowed to forget that steady hands are in control.
Sunday, April 5 2009
Ratliff eschews the typical trappings of routine biography to plumb more profound ideas of musical language, identity, and influence.
Tuesday, March 31 2009
Tuesday, January 27 2009
One must be willing to risk being consumed by the dark, cabalistic world Zorn has created around his art.
Tuesday, December 9 2008
The jazz/Americana/anything violinist creates a new set of riveting soundscapes.