Oslo-based UK expatriate Roy Powell refuses to believe that prog-fusion has run its course, and it’s clear from his recorded work that he’s dedicated his musical career challenging that notion.
Coming from a very prominent jazz and classical pianist who famously disparaged modern, plugged-in instruments at the height of the fusion era, this is quite a revelation.
Carol Morgan is part of two jazz scenes, the NYC epicenter and the underrated Houston, Texas one. Her new, fifth release features this ace trumpeter with jazz luminaries from both towns.
Listening to a bass player’s album is like watching porn to me. At first it seems like a good idea, but a few minutes in I get bored and would rather nap.
This is something surprising, indeed: An evocative, quietly communicative exploration on guitar and piano from a pair of typically quick-witted post-fusion instrumental improv talents. I was smitten from the first.
Despite my musing last week that maybe April Joy is a more appropriate closer for this album, there’s no denying the fact that “Lone Jack” finishes things off on a note of bursting energy.
Charlie Hunter and Scott Amendola have been performing together in perfect symmetry on and off for twenty years, now. But the master guitarist and master drummer each own two distinctively different songwriting styles
Just a couple of years ago, D.C.-area tenor sax maestro Brian Settles put forth his first album as a leader, Secret Handshake, a quietly probing record that ignored boundaries
Former collaborators Bill Summers and Mike Clark join us as we sort through a handful of ageless moments from the forthcoming Herbie Hancock box set, The Complete Columbia Album Collection.
From live gigs with Erykah Badu and Pat Boone to recording with 50 Cent, gospel artist Myron Williams and the funk-jazz party band that he’s a member of, Snarky Puppy, DFW’s Mark Lettieri is a versatile guitarist, because he has to be.