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.
Monday, November 9 2009
A bouncing, joyous offering from a jazz drummer chock-a-block with wit.