Monday, December 17 2007
It's as if World Music Network wanted to release a follow-up to their Rough Guide to Paris Café Music but for some reason decided that it wasn't complete without a bit of Putumayo tucked in front of it.
Wednesday, November 7 2007
Columbia/Legacy completes their acclaimed metal box series championing the career of Miles Davis with a deep examination of the album that turned the jazz world on its ear hole.
Monday, November 5 2007
Highlights from the jazz drummer's six-decade career grace this three-CD/one-DVD retrospective, including performances with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Sarah Vaughan.
Thursday, October 25 2007
Coltrane's supportive role as a sideman is highlighted on this five-disc collection of "blowing sessions" recorded for Prestige in the late '50s.
Tuesday, October 9 2007
Tuesday, September 11 2007
Wednesday, August 29 2007
A young tenor saxophonist of emotional range, with Kenny Barron in rhythm that can't be improved on.
Tuesday, August 28 2007
"Miles wanted to hear me. That set me free."
Friday, August 24 2007
A young organist for Japan who swings for herself.
Thursday, August 23 2007
Though the CD bears his name, saxophonist Byars allows his quartet to solo, at length, on each of the album’s eight tracks. This could be an asset, but the musicians sound like they’re wandering through each instrument, trying to grab inspiration from the air.