Jazz

Julian Lage – Arclight (2016)

Julian Lage – Arclight (2016)

Julian Lage’s ‘Arclight’ is Lage’s first serious foray into the electric guitar on a record, with a seriously powerful trio and delving further into modern jazz and other forms.

Nick Finzer, jazz trombonist: Something Else! Interview

Nick Finzer, jazz trombonist: Something Else! Interview

Nick Finzer joins Preston Frazier to discuss highlights from his musical journey, the sweeping influence of Duke Ellington, and what’s next.

01.26.2007 RALPH ALESSI AT THE JAZZ GALLERY

Ralph Alessi – Quiver (2016)

I just realized why Ralph Alessi became Fred Hersch’s trumpet player of choice: Alessi is Fred Hersch, rendered through brass instead of ivory.

Nolatet (Mike Dillon, Brian Haas, James Singleton + Johnny Vidacovich) – Dogs (2016)

Nolatet (Mike Dillon, Brian Haas, James Singleton + Johnny Vidacovich) – Dogs (2016)

Playing with nervy purpose is purpose enough for the new jazz supergroup of Haas, Dillon, Singleton an Vidacovich to get together and make a record.

Roswell Rudd, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi – Strength and Power (2016)

Roswell Rudd, Jamie Saft, Trevor Dunn, Balazs Pandi – Strength and Power (2016)

The years between Rudd and his new bandmates melt away in that wonderful, cross-generational thing called telepathy when the four convened to spontaneously and collectively make some jazz noises.

Matthew Hartnett – Southern Comfort (2016)

Matthew Hartnett – Southern Comfort (2016)

Talented trombonist/composer Matthew Hartnett has identified something culturally valuable in every environment he’s found himself in to make a remarkable introduction.

Christine Jensen + Maggi Olin – Transatlantic Conversations: 11 Piece Band (2016)

Christine Jensen + Maggi Olin – Transatlantic Conversations: 11 Piece Band (2016)

Jensen and Olin draw from a deep well of experience and the broad diversity of music styles to make a little magic with a big band.

David Ian – Valentine’s Day (2014): On Second Thought

David Ian – Valentine’s Day (2014): On Second Thought

From the lusty to the lovely, David Ian’s ‘Valentine’s Day’ explores the contours of romance and romantic moods.

Ed Cherry – Soul Tree (2016)

Ed Cherry – Soul Tree (2016)

‘Soul Tree’ is that kind of fundamentally solid, guitar/organ/drums record that you’d expect from a seasoned guitarist like Ed Cherry. You won’t go wrong here.

Matt Parker Trio – Present Time (2016)

Matt Parker Trio – Present Time (2016)

Show me someone who says jazz is no fun to listen to and I’ll show them Matt Parker.