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.
Thursday, January 28 2010
The impressive Vancouver guitarist takes on Benjamin Britton through his exquisite and versatile and abstract sextet.