With ‘Kind of New,’ Jason Miles and Ingrid Jensen show us the fusion genius of Miles Davis while emphasizing Davis’ most critical ingredient: his attitude.
The video completes the whole presentation for Tim Kuhl’s “Drive,” which is musical art, poetry, and, as it turns out, visual art — all rolled into one.
There isn’t anyone who is exploiting the possibilities presented by big band jazz more aggressively these days than Satoko Fujii. Another chapter in her orchestra book is opened with the Satoko Fujii Orchestra Berlin debut ‘Ichigo Ichie.’
In addition to his own terrific bands, Terry Edwards has worked with PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Tom Waits, the Blockheads and Robyn Hitchcock.
With ‘Yamiyo Ni Karasu’, the transition from ma-do to Satoko Fujii’s exciting new quartet Tobira becomes complete.
Given Solitaire Miles’ musical education, her Susie Blue persona may come as a surprise to some, but it is hardly a lark – and this proves it.
Bassist Harvie S and guitarist Sheryl Bailey’s ‘Plucky Strum’ shows how chops can be played unselfishly to make the other musician — and the music itself — sound at its best.
Tal Bergman, Joe Bonamassa and the rest of the Rock Candy Funk Party gang are back with a new, hard-groovin’ song “Don’t Be Stingy With the SMPTE.”
This Mid-Year Best of 2015 list also includes Boz Scaggs, Pops Staples, Papa Mali, Wes Montgomery, Robben Ford, the Word, Steve Earle and Beth Hart.
Here is a review of Sam Trapchak’s solid second album, ‘Land Grab,’ with Greg Ward, Tom Chang and Christian Coleman.