Archive for March 3rd, 2011

Fred Hersch – Alone At The Vanguard (2011)

Photo¬†by Steve J. Sherman by S. Victor Aaron When reviewing Vijay Iyer’s sublime piano-only disc Solo last year, I tossed out my personal maxim that “when a great, small combo jazz pianist makes a solo record, it usually doesn’t signal that pianist’s arrival, it means he’s solidifying his legacy.” Well, Alone at the Vanguard is Fred Hersch’s fourth solo pianoRead More

Bob Marley and the Wailers – Live Forever (2011)

Bob Marley and the Wailers – Live Forever (2011)

The aptly titled Live Forever, a newly released concert set by Bob Marley and the Wailers, doesn’t sound anything like a man just moments away from the end. Instead, it underscores the indomitable spirit of the singer and his song. Marley had collapsed while jogging in New York just two days before, on Sept. 21, 1980, but appeared for thisRead More

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