Jazz

Denny Zeitlin – Early Wayne (2016)

Denny Zeitlin – Early Wayne (2016)

Leave it to another groundbreaking veteran like Denny Zeitlin to give Wayne Shorter’s songs tributes that are actually worthwhile hearing nearly as much as the originals.

Paul Jolly, free jazz musician, club owner and producer: Something Else! Interview

Paul Jolly, free jazz musician, club owner and producer: Something Else! Interview

Paul Jolly, a free jazz musician, producer and advocate, has made good on his own personal mantra: “Wake up every day, and do something positive and with love.”

In celebration of the Evan Parker’s complex, trippy The Moment’s Energy

In celebration of the Evan Parker’s complex, trippy The Moment’s Energy

Released in June 2009, the Evan Parker Electro-Acoustic Ensemble’s ‘The Moment’s Energy’ is made up of a continuum of evolving ideas, rather than actual songs.

Scott Amendola and Wil Blades announce crowdfunding campaign for debut album

Scott Amendola and Wil Blades announce crowdfunding campaign for debut album

San Francisco Bay Area drums/organ sensation Amendola vs Blades are finally putting out a record. And here’s how you can help underwrite it.

Milton Marsh – Monism (2016)

Milton Marsh – Monism (2016)

Incredibly interesting, Milton Marsh’s lost album ‘Monism’ is as relevant today as it was in 1975.

Marquis Hill – The Way We Play (2016)

Marquis Hill – The Way We Play (2016)

Marquis Hill is the textbook definition of a master and ‘The Way The Play’ relentlessly demonstrates that craft.

Larry Carlton was at his most approachable with Tak Matsumoto on Take Your Pick

Larry Carlton was at his most approachable with Tak Matsumoto on Take Your Pick

Released by Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto in June 2010, ‘Take Your Pick’ wasn’t flashy, but its highly polished fretwork just might satiate your soul.

Bobby Avey – Inhuman Wilderness (2016)

Bobby Avey – Inhuman Wilderness (2016)

‘Inhuman Wilderness’ makes clear why Bobby Avey is an award-winning jazz composer and imaginative pianist.

Cassandra Wilson’s slow-starting Loverly didn’t take her usual risks

Cassandra Wilson’s slow-starting Loverly didn’t take her usual risks

‘Loverly,’ released in June 2008, wasn’t gutsy enough to be a top-echelon Cassandra Wilson album, though there were still plenty of enjoyable moments.

Ivo Perelman – Corpo, Blue, The Hitchhiker (2016)

Ivo Perelman – Corpo, Blue, The Hitchhiker (2016)

Three duos with exponentially more ideas; Ivo Perelman makes a lot of music because he has so much to say. Even when there is only one other musician alongside him with which to express all these new inspirations.