With Billy Childs’ ‘Map to the Treasure: Reimaging Laura Nyro,’ it looks like my best albums of 2014 list just got longer.
Here is a sneak peek of Rudresh Mahanthappa’s “Chillin’,” from his upcoming February 2015 release ‘Bird Calls.’
The Huntertones, née The Dan White Sextet, lean on trombonist Chris Ott’s arranging magic to give another cinematic song a swift, hard-bop kick in the pants.
Perhaps not quite as amazing as his fabled sides for Blue Note Records, but Bud Powell’s ‘Live At The Blue Note Café, Paris 1961′ is plenty good enough to make any jazzbo wish they’d have been there.
Ferenc Nemeth and Attila Laszlo [featuring the Yellowjackets’ Jimmy Haslip + Russell Ferrante] – Bridges of Souls (2014)
Here’s a review of ‘Bridges of Souls,’ a tasteful fusion excursion from Hungarian drum ace Ferenc Nemeth and Hugarian guitar ace Attila Laszlo.
Powered by the garage jazz-rock songs of Gregory Howe and Matt Montgomery with the brash saxophone stylings of Kamasi Washington, Throttle Elevator Music is back with a second helping.
South Indian jazz is practically Arun Ramamurthy’s life’s calling and he answers that call to virtual perfection with ‘Jazz Carnatica.’
I arrived at the Minnesota State Fair completely unaware of who was playing that night. I left a life-long fan of Manhattan Transfer.
We review ‘Blues and Daily News’ by Ross Hammond and Grant Calvin Weston, a creative guitar/drums improv record.
Far from losing its freshness, this power jazz trio led by its virtuosic trumpet player Avishai Cohen has delivered its best set of recordings yet.