‘Step It Up’ is not merely a title just as ‘The Jeff Lorber Fusion’ isn’t merely a name. It’s a challenge and Lorber with Jimmy Haslip rose up to meet it.
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2012 Thelonius Monk Competition winner Jamison Ross won the contest with his drums, but his debut ‘Jamison’ will win more likely over listeners with his amazing voice.
Whatever their faults, these two Wings albums remain amiable artifacts from a moment of deep domesticity for Paul McCartney.
Kami Thompson leads the Thompson family band through a country-pop romp called “Careful.”
As brilliant as Alex Chilton no doubt was, there’s more to Big Star.
Spirited and sophisticated, White builds on an impressive legacy with Al Stewart.
This hand-picked nine-CD, one-DVD collection arrives today.
Ready or not, here comes 2013’s Monk International Competition saxophone winner Melissa Aldana. ‘Melissa Aldana & Crash Trio’ marks a solid first step in the post-Big Win phase of her young career.
Ahmad Jamal once said Hiromi “has discovered her own genre.” He was on to something.
Harvey Mason’s upcoming debut on the Concord Music label puts the iconic session drummer squarely into his old jazz-funk environs where he made a name for himself back in the 1970s.