Allan Harris’ triumphal ‘Black Bar Jukebox’ refuses to acknowledge genre boundaries — or stick too closely to expectations.
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Ramsey Lewis, it seems, can make anything listenable, even transcendent.
Studio or live, ECM or ACT record label, it’s that same, damned good Manu Katché music.
S. Victor Aaron’s Best of 2014 (Part 2 of 4, Modern + Mainstream Jazz): Keith Jarrett, Brian Blade, Matthew Shipp
S. Victor Aaron picks the best of 2014’s modern and mainstream jazz albums, including Keith Jarrett, Brian Blade, Fred Hersch and others.
Here is a review of Nick Hempton’s “Montauk Mosey,” a nightcap tune done up faithfully in the classic jazz style.
Help saxophonist Greg Ward reach his funding goal for the next Fitted Shards album.
Preston Frazier’s Best of 2014 in jazz and fusion, including the Breithaupt Brothers, Simon Phillips, Oz Noy, Bobby Broom and Miguel Zenon.
This is how you do mainstream jazz, friends. ‘Focus’ is an album by jazz newcomer Kendall Moore, but this time, the rookie’s got it all together on the first try.
After a period of retrenchment that saw Marcus Roberts rejoining early mentor Wynton Marsalis, this shows he’s ready for a more adventurous path.
Nearly every musician gets slotted into a genre by writers, magazines, listeners and readers. Why must we do that?