A private, warmhearted meeting of minds – and we were allowed to listen in.
Kali Z. Fasteau’s spontaneous composition theory might be forty years old, but it’s quite alive and well in practice today, no matter what she choose to play in carrying it out. On piano, it’s a downright rapturous.
Much more than a jazz musician, Haden was a virtuoso of all American music.
France is a mighty good place to go exploring for hidden treasure jazz artists, and within the current scene, Sophie Alour with her ‘Shaker’ CD is as good a place to start as anyone.
Playing regularly at Scarfe’s Bar in London, they take ownership of the music.
Cline recently took a break from his North American tour with Julian Lage to chat.
She will change your perceptions of what a “jazz vocalist” in this day and age means.
Nick DeRiso’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (R&B, Jazz and Blues): Paul Rodgers, Rebirth, Walter Trout, Brad Mehldau, Wilko Johnson + Roger Daltrey
Little other than a sense of soul holds this list together. That’s more than enough.
“I’m not too much of a fan,” the free-form legend admits, “of the ‘jazz’ label.”
S. Victor Aaron’s Mid-Year Best of 2014 (Fusion Jazz): Nels Cline Singers, Medeski Martin & Wood, Jaco Pastorius
Everything from ambient post-rock to improvisational, to scattered rock-jazz.