Articles by: S. Victor Aaron

Cuong Vu 4Tet with Bill Frisell – Ballet (2017)

Cuong Vu 4Tet with Bill Frisell – Ballet (2017)

Cuong Vu 4Tet’s sensitive shaping of Michael Gibb’s songs earn serious attention on their own.

Robert Cray – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017)

Robert Cray – Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm (2017)

Though mainly thought of as a premium blues singer and guitarist, I tend to see Robert Cray as part of a long line of great soul men.

Chris Potter – The Dreamer Is The Dream (2017)

Chris Potter – The Dreamer Is The Dream (2017)

The opening notes on “Heart In Hand” from Chris Potter’s tenor sax traces Wayne Shorter’s opening remark on “Dance Cadaverous” but Potter’s own deeply expressive character quickly surfaces on his own spare but symphonic poem. In what begins as a

The Great Harry Hillman, “How To Dice An Onion” from Tilt (2017): Something Else! 360º video premiere

The Great Harry Hillman, “How To Dice An Onion” from Tilt (2017): Something Else! 360º video premiere

As the 360º video makes clear, the gumption of the Great Harry Hillman knows no bounds.

Jenny Scheinman – Here on Earth (2017)

Jenny Scheinman – Here on Earth (2017)

With ‘Here On Earth,’ Jenny Scheinman does more than merely curate the culture of the American Piedmont region. She brings it to life.

Jimmy Greene – Flowers: Beautiful Life, Volume 2 (2017)

Jimmy Greene – Flowers: Beautiful Life, Volume 2 (2017)

Jimmy Greene’s biggest help comes from within – inside his heart, where Ana Grace Greene lives and thrives.

Bryan and the Aardvarks, “Tiny Skull Sized Kingdom” from Sounds From The Deep Field (2017): Something Else! exclusive stream

Bryan and the Aardvarks, “Tiny Skull Sized Kingdom” from Sounds From The Deep Field (2017): Something Else! exclusive stream

Here is the premiere stream of “Tiny Skull Sized Kingdom” from Bryan and the Aardvarks’ 2017 release ‘Sounds From The Deep Field.’

Jonathan Rowden Group – Skyward Eye (2017)

Jonathan Rowden Group – Skyward Eye (2017)

‘Skyward Eye’ represents a great expansion of scope for the saxophonist, composer and bandleader Jonathan Rowden and his Jonathan Rowden Group quartet.

Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame (2017)

Arto Lindsay – Cuidado Madame (2017)

Ending a paucity of all-new material since 2004, the singularly creative experimental pop warrior Arto Lindsay is set to break the fast on April 21, 2017. That’s when

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Sexmob – Cultural Capital (2017)

Long known as jazz’s most mischevious covers band, Sexmob now takes deadly aim at its own material on new release ‘Cultural Capital.’