Jazz

Keith Jarrett + Charlie Haden and Paul Motian – Hamburg ’72 (2014)

Keith Jarrett + Charlie Haden and Paul Motian – Hamburg ’72 (2014)

Keith Jarrett’s ‘Hamburg ’72,’ with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian, bears witness to a talent in the process of exploding in many directions.

Novellino / Rosi / Mazurek / Barnes – Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (2014)

Novellino / Rosi / Mazurek / Barnes – Objects In Mirror Are Closer Than They Appear (2014)

Electroacoustic musique concrète might not make for the most harmonious sound, but it can be so fascinating. Especially when Attilio Novellino, Saverio Rosi, Tim Barnes and Rob Mazurek pool their ideas together.

Andreas Varady, “Do It Again” from Andreas Varady (2014): One Track Mind

Andreas Varady, “Do It Again” from Andreas Varady (2014): One Track Mind

Andreas Varady’s Steely Dan remake begins with an approach out of the Wes Montgomery playbook. Then something interesting happens.

Evan Parker, John Edwards + others, November 20, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Evan Parker, John Edwards + others, November 20, 2014: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Evan Parker and John Edwards offered soul music for the spiritually minded during a very special performance at the Vortex.

Butcher Brown – All Purpose Music (2014)

Butcher Brown – All Purpose Music (2014)

With ‘All Purpose Music,’ the Virginia-based soul-funk-jazz quartet Butcher Brown shows why Nicholas Payton is so fired up about this band.

Carmela Rappazzo, jazz vocalist: Something Else! Interview

Carmela Rappazzo, jazz vocalist: Something Else! Interview

So, I wondered, what’s a nice girl like Carmela Rappazzo doing in a place like jazz?

Nels Cline + Julian Lage – Room (2014)

Nels Cline + Julian Lage – Room (2014)

Just two elite guitar players having fun with their immense talents, and it’s hard not to share in that fun as listeners.

Wilco’s Nels Cline on Room, his new Julian Lage collaboration: Something Else! Interview

Wilco’s Nels Cline on Room, his new Julian Lage collaboration: Something Else! Interview

We interview Nels Cline, who is set to release a guitar summit meeting with Julian Lage called ‘Room.’

Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall + Tim Dahl – Luddite (2014)

Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall + Tim Dahl – Luddite (2014)

The impromptu nature of this collaboration among free-jazz aces Andrew Barker, Paul Dunmall and Tim Dahl makes ‘Luddite’ great.

Delfeayo Marsalis, “The Secret Love Affair” (2014): One Track Mind

Delfeayo Marsalis, “The Secret Love Affair” (2014): One Track Mind

Delfeayo Marsalis undertakes his first full-length collaboration with father Ellis, but the star may just be drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith.