Herbie Nichols

Fay Victor Puts Jazz Pianist Herbie Nichols in Today’s Vanguard

Fay Victor Puts Jazz Pianist Herbie Nichols in Today’s Vanguard

This is Fay Victor’s best recording to date because it looks at a past great composer and reimagines that tradition as part of jazz music’s daring vanguard.

Bill Charlap’s Jazz Trio Elevates Tradition with Subtle Wonder

Bill Charlap’s Jazz Trio Elevates Tradition with Subtle Wonder

Bill Charlap is not so much leading a neo-traditionalism movement as he is playing a traditional style well—and with as much nuanced artfulness—as anyone in his generation.