Sunday, October 30 2011
Ron Carter's Great Big Band is one of those mixed bags that ends up being a full blessing.
Tuesday, October 25 2011
Satoko Fujii releases three new albums with three different groups. As expected, it's three different kinds of music. What's surprising is how good they all manage to be in their own right.
Monday, October 24 2011
A consistent amount of grace often leads to a uni-directional work, as with Greg Reitan's Daybreak.
Monday, October 17 2011
A rather moving pop record with guest turns from Benmont Tench and Andy Summers.
Wednesday, October 12 2011
Live at the Lizard Lounge, which was recorded earlier this year at a Boston-area hometown show, has an amazing soundtrack but a rather underwhelming video to accompany it.
Tuesday, October 11 2011
If Lenny Kravitz came out of the New Orleans brass band scene ...
This album is piano-trio jazz music. No further comment need apply.
Thursday, October 6 2011
Chance Episodes reminds us that jazz is a useful laboratory for highbrow art music experiments. More importantly, it cooks.
Thursday, September 29 2011
This re-issue reminds us of how great Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass truly were when they decided to combine powers.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
Miguel Zenón and his quartet performed selections from his newest record.