The Clark Kent of Jazz: Bassist Ben Allison on His Latest, 'Layers of the City'
4 Sep 2017 // 9:35 PM
Bassist and composer Ben Allison may be the most unassuming man in jazz, but his music is unique and brilliant. He talks with jazz critic Will Layman about finding his sound.
The Best Jazz of 2009
14 Dec 2009 // 4:00 PM
This was a great year for melding innovation and tradition. The trend continues of piano trios playing boldly, creating a new language for this venerable jazz form. And other kinds of groups have been equally inventive, particularly in working through what it means to be a jazz group -- a notion that has evolved beyond trumpet-saxophone-piano-bass-drums.