Alfredo Rodríguez’s Coral Way radiates positive energy without relying on good vibes, a show of skill and passion that pushes his career further forward.
Jazz Organ Master Joey DeFrancesco Collaborates with Pharoah Sanders with ‘In the Key of the Universe’
PopMatters interviews the Hammond B3 organ master Joey DeFrancesco, who collaborates with tenor giant Pharoah Sanders for a session of spiritual playing.
Master jazz bassist Christian McBride plays with a quartet of peers who push him to a bolder date, and he matches them easily at every step.
From a singer who sometimes does so much that it's too much, a set of duets with pianist Sullivan Fortner is the very best of her art.
Macy Gray is sprightly, wistful and even rapturous, but depending on the song and the sentiments, she can turn her charm into a weapon, cut like a knife and even twist it with glee.
Young jazz pianist Christian Sands covers a ton of ground very well on Facing Dragons as he seeks to define himself relative to the tradition.
Saxophonist and composer Tia Fuller releases her fifth recording as a leader, playing with Jack DeJohnette, Dave Holland, Adam Rogers, James Genus and Bill Stewart. Respect!
Alfredo Rodríguez chooses positivity, giving us a feeling to aspire to, a feeling to work toward together instead of another reason to worry.