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 joins Preston Frazier to discuss highlights from his musical journey, the sweeping influence of Duke Ellington, and what’s next.
I just realized why Ralph Alessi became Fred Hersch’s trumpet player of choice: Alessi is Fred Hersch, rendered through brass instead of ivory.
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.
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.
Talented trombonist/composer Matthew Hartnett has identified something culturally valuable in every environment he’s found himself in to make a remarkable introduction.
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.
From the lusty to the lovely, David Ian’s ‘Valentine’s Day’ explores the contours of romance and romantic moods.
‘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.
Show me someone who says jazz is no fun to listen to and I’ll show them Matt Parker.