Wednesday, December 7 2011
Jazz is ready to go just about anywhere these days, and our list this year travels a good distance from free playing to fusion, controlled singing to daring solo piano.
Monday, December 10 2012
Our most impressive jazz singer gets at a wide variety of songs from the '50s through the '70s, with massively mixed results.
Sunday, March 13 2011
The premiere male jazz vocalist, in his prime and handling both jazz and pop material with aplomb.
Tuesday, July 28 2009
Expressive vocals, brilliant instrumental solos and creative arrangements throughout, tight ensemble work, and the concept stays true to course.
Tuesday, March 29 2005
On the eve of his 50th birthday Fred Hersch doesn't so much celebrate Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass -- or Whitman or even himself -- as indulge feelings alien to performing the text.
Monday, July 21 2003
Thursday, April 16 2009
Kurt Elling can't remember when he first heard "John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman," the iconic 1963 album in which the exploratory saxophonist and bedroom balladeer created