Sunday, September 14 2014
Mostly Other People Do the Killing have taken on an ambitious task: recreate Miles Davis' landmark Kind of Blue note for note. Except, as bassist Moppa Elliott notes, note-for-note might just be impossible.
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"?
Tuesday, December 16 2008
More than ever, the best jazz is coming from small labels, and more than ever the best draws a decent slice from the dynamics of rock and pop music without itself being a commercial venture.
Wednesday, December 17 2008
Two new albums by piano-less quartets offer big doses of fun -- urgent rhythms, slabs of blues feeling, melody and invention with hardly any limit -- but also provide thrill-rides of surprise.
Wednesday, March 27 2013
The antic jazz quartet, back on the job: fun and loose and flying.
Thursday, April 8 2010
A mad, jaunty frolic from bassist Moppa Elliott and his brilliant, playful jazz quartet.