Thursday, December 8 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.
Wednesday, December 8 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"?
Monday, May 2 2011
Matthew Shipp gave his 50th birthday a few victory laps last year, and this double album is the outcome.
Friday, March 5 2010
Solo piano from the exuberant, modern pianist -- a distillation of his art in gripping, beautiful, moody grace.