Jazz

Tom Tallitsch – All Together Now (2015)

Tom Tallitsch – All Together Now (2015)

The tenor ace Tallitsch delivers another mainstream jazz outing with a stellar supporting cast that’s dynamic, majestic and yes, a boatload of fun.

Henry Threadgill Zooid – In For a Penny, In For a Pound (2015)

Henry Threadgill Zooid – In For a Penny, In For a Pound (2015)

Working in mysterious ways with his Zooid quintet, Henry Threadgill offers another installment of ingenuity on ‘In For a Penny, In For a Pound.’

Restlessly creative to the end, Bob Belden’s last Animation project was a fitting coda

Restlessly creative to the end, Bob Belden’s last Animation project was a fitting coda

As one of the final artistic statements by the multi-talented Bob Belden, Animation’s ‘Transparent Heart’ stands as a fitting coda to a rich career.

Steve Gadd – 70 Strong (2015)

Steve Gadd – 70 Strong (2015)

Here is a review of the Steve Gadd Band’s ’70 Strong’ – which, just as the title states, shows Gadd going as strong as ever at age 70.

Davey Payne, Terry Day, Neil Charles + others, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Davey Payne, Terry Day, Neil Charles + others, May 13, 2015: Shows I’ll Never Forget

New musical combinations can offer incredibly special moments. As Davey Payne, Terry Day and others performed, I realized: This was such an evening.

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet – Brooklyn (2015)

John Patitucci Electric Guitar Quartet – Brooklyn (2015)

Here is a review of John Patitucci’s guitar-dominant quartet’s debut, ‘Brooklyn,’ a freshly cast reconnect back to the bass extraordinaire’s roots.

Wes Montgomery – In the Beginning (2015)

Wes Montgomery – In the Beginning (2015)

The magic, and the mystery, of ‘In the Beginning’ is in hearing a frisky young Wes Montgomery start his journey toward greatness.

Charlie Hunter Trio, “Those People” from Let The Bells Ring On (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Charlie Hunter Trio, “Those People” from Let The Bells Ring On (2015): Something Else! sneak peek

Here is an advance listen from the Charlie Hunter Trio’s upcoming ‘Let The Bells Ring On’ album, the tough Memphis groove of “Those People.”

Andy Galore + Mike Stern, Oz Noy, others – Out and About (2015)

Andy Galore + Mike Stern, Oz Noy, others – Out and About (2015)

Andy Galore’s ‘Out and About’ works on many levels, from its strong compositions to its production and playing.

Colin Webster, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Colin Webster, jazz saxophonist: Something Else! Interview

Sammy Stein sits down with saxophonist Colin Webster to discuss those unlikely situations where you find the greatest musical connections.