What happens when the Hungarian thrash-jazz trio JÜ meets the Norwegian sax firebrand Kjetil Møster? Fury, foreboding and fireworks.
Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 in jazz and fusion, including the Breithaupt Brothers, Simon Phillips, Oz Noy, Bobby Broom and Miguel Zenon.
By fully accommodating Stomu Takeishi while remaining true to themselves, Mole is renewed and nowhere close to running out of steam.
This is how you do mainstream jazz, friends. ‘Focus’ is an album by jazz newcomer Kendall Moore, but this time, the rookie’s got it all together on the first try.
After a period of retrenchment that saw Marcus Roberts rejoining early mentor Wynton Marsalis, this shows he’s ready for a more adventurous path.
Nearly every musician gets slotted into a genre by writers, magazines, listeners and readers. Why must we do that?
Keith Jarrett’s ‘Hamburg ’72,’ with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian, bears witness to a talent in the process of exploding in many directions.
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’s Steely Dan remake begins with an approach out of the Wes Montgomery playbook. Then something interesting happens.
Evan Parker and John Edwards offered soul music for the spiritually minded during a very special performance at the Vortex.