Wednesday, December 18 2013
Jazz is all over the place, and that's the glorious point of it. When you add up all its little corners and areas of enjoyment in 2013, the music remains huge.
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.
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, May 1 2011
Matthew Shipp gave his 50th birthday a few victory laps last year, and this double album is the outcome.
Thursday, March 4 2010
Solo piano from the exuberant, modern pianist -- a distillation of his art in gripping, beautiful, moody grace.