Monday, December 14 2009
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.
Thursday, October 29 2009
Henry Threadgill's new release is not music for everyone, but it is music for anyone.
Thursday, October 28 2010
One of the true visionaries of jazz, composer-saxophonist-flutist Henry Threadgill occupies a zone of his own. He's not exactly famous — if asked to name an