Tuesday, July 24 2012
Sometimes a great show can only give you a good CD.
Friday, July 15 2011
These four guys have known each other for years, yet this is the first album to feature all of them in the same room. Calling it a "doozy" is just a playful, feeble understatement.
Thursday, September 16 2010
David S. Ware vs. dialysis, Ware wins. We all win. We win free jazz minus the racket. Just pure music.
Wednesday, April 1 2009
William Parker's inventive approach to the current state of jazz music puts him at the forefront of the avant-garde scene.
Wednesday, March 18 2009
As far as long-form improvisation is concerned, this 65-minute live set by drummer Gerald Cleaver, bassist William Parker and pianist Craig Taborn is a success of the highest order.
Wednesday, December 17 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, November 12 2008
An inside-out jazz pianist, playing duets with the cream of a downtown crop and playing with her trio. All arresting music.
Monday, January 14 2008
A collection of liberation soul jazz with a fresh, free tang.
Friday, March 24 2006
A curious collection of shards and fragments from the downtown New York free-jazz bass guru comes together in an archaeological quest for cultural connections.