Vijay Iyer Trio’s Uneasy is a set of modern piano jazz covering a remarkable range, featuring three brilliant musical imaginations playing well together.
With two new live recordings, jazz saxophonist Miguel Zenon looks to two sources of inspiration for his border-crossing art and tells PopMatters his story.
Joseph Shabason’s new solo LP The Fellowship is a sublime, expertly crafted journey through his upbringing in a dual-faith household.
John Pizzarelli’s pandemic record comes after helping James Taylor with a set of old standards but it’s a departure: solo guitar treatments of Pat Metheny.
Brian Charette combines jazz organ combo swing, rock grooves, and an impressionistic woodwind quartet mimicking the B3 sound on Power From the Air.
Free improvising saxophonist Ivo Perelman, pianist Matthew Shipp, and drummer Whit Dickey spin listenable joy out of thin air. Jazz originality doesn’t have to be forbidding.
El Michels Affair’s Yeti Season is soulful, modern mood music with enough twists and turns to keep things interesting from start to finish.