Tuesday, December 7 2010
Jazz is working all the angles these days. Is there any other genre that has as much range -- from solo instruments to big bands, from instrumental to vocal, from European musicians to both North and South Americans, from truly pretty music to raucously avant-garde "noise"?
Sunday, August 8 2010
With his new recording Ten, pianist Jason Moran marks a decade of playing by his great Bandwagon trio. Listeners should count themselves lucky.
Sunday, February 12 2012
Jack DeJohnette has done it all. Time for him to have a little fun.
Thursday, October 7 2010
Putting varied sources together so seamlessly has resulted in one of the year’s best releases.
Wednesday, July 8 2009
Taylor's best record in about half a decade, and a memorable development in his sound.
Sunday, September 24 2006
A jazz pianist of steel steers his music through the dangerous web of official arts organizations, encountering plenty of Kryptonite, yet emerges unscathed -- the globe still safe for improvisation.
Monday, January 31 2005
On his sixth album, Jason Moran continues to explore the roots and influences of the jazz idiom, while simultaneously demonstrating how its innovations can be applied to any number of mediums.