South Indian jazz is practically Arun Ramamurthy’s life’s calling and he answers that call to virtual perfection with ‘Jazz Carnatica.’
I arrived at the Minnesota State Fair completely unaware of who was playing that night. I left a life-long fan of Manhattan Transfer.
We review ‘Blues and Daily News’ by Ross Hammond and Grant Calvin Weston, a creative guitar/drums improv record.
Far from losing its freshness, this power jazz trio led by its virtuosic trumpet player Avishai Cohen has delivered its best set of recordings yet.
Remembering Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser, who helped open the door to jazz for me.
‘Etymology’ by Burnt Belief, featuring Porcupine Tree’s Colin Edwin and Jon Durant, is as good as you can get with downtempo music.
Here’s a review of Kenny Shanker’s Action City, a perfect blend of top-notch composing and refined musicianship.
Dave Holland and Kenny Barron sound like two players finishing one another sentences — despite small but important differences in dialect.
You got to come on, man, and take a piece of Mr. Nathan Parker Smith’s band.
John Butcher in remarkable in that he plays differently in different places, constantly trying different sounds and new ideas.