Ron Miles and Company once again make music ideal for those who savor it with angularity and superb group dynamics.
Playing in one of this music’s holy places, Branford Marsalis gives himself, utterly, to the moment.
This is the kind of richly textured, reminiscent version of “Summertime” required as the first cool fingers of fall close around you.
“Benny Man’s Blues” lives up to the outsized, genre-bending expectations surrounding a studio pairing of Eric Johnson and Mike Stern.
Brian Charette can’t help putting a refreshingly different spin on things with this delightful, covers-heavy organ trio record.
Antoine Fafard’s ‘Ad Perpetuum’ is a wonderfully diverse piece of jazz-fusion art.
If you like ‘Kind of Blue,’ then you…uhh…will like ‘Blue’.
Marcin Wasilewski Trio’s ‘Spark of Life’ does absolutely nothing to dispel the ECM stereotype. But so what? Other record companies would kill to be stereotyped like that.
As Peter Brotzmann speaks through ‘We Thought We Could Change The World,’ this becomes the rare book that reveals the essence of a man.
Ernie Watts and a band he’s worked with for more than a decade journey through a 24-hour cycle in sound.