Post Tagged with: "Jazz"

Joey Calderazzo – Amanecer (2007)

by Mark Saleski The opening track of Joey Calderazzo‘s Amanecer, for once, gave the listener some insight into where the pianist was headed.

Sam Barsh – I Forgot What You Taught Me (2008)

by Mark Saleski This album had two strikes against it before I heard a single note: 1. the almost nude shot on the back cover, Barsh covering what mama gave him with a melodica and 2. keyboards.

One Track Mind: Curtis Fuller, "Sweetness" (2011)

Well-known from the first as a trombone player with a penchant for warm, vocalized blues phrasing, Curtis Fuller was always an underrated composer, as well

Freddie Hubbard – Pinnacle: Live and Unreleased (2011)

The late Freddie Hubbard, whose brilliant technique and warm tone were occasionally obscured by unfortunate settings, is perhaps to blame for his own dimmed star. Recordings like this make his case all over again.

Gimme Five: Steve Smith on songs with Journey, Jean-Luc Ponty, Vital Information

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to Steve Smith, who’s had memorable tenures with Journey and Jean-Luc Ponty and now leads the fusion jazz group Vital Information.

Something Else! Interview: Steve Smith, of Journey and Vital Information

Drummer Steve Smith is in the midst of a flurry of activity in advance of the 30th anniversary of his jazz group Vital Information.

Leonardo La Peruta Quartet – The Emotional Touch (2011)

Leonardo La Peruta begins The Emotional Touch with a series of skillful runs on the saxophone, almost like a call to arms. “Desperate in Blue” eventually settles into a lithe rhythm signature, but not before La Peruta has served notice

One Track Mind: John McLaughlin, "Recovery" (2011)

Guitarist John McLaughlin, decades after his audacious late 1960s’ stateside debut with Tony Williams and Miles Davis, has lost none of his power, virtuosity and vision

Satoko Fujii – ETO, Watershed and Rafale (2011)

Our favorite avant gardist from Japan Satoko Fujii is at it again, releasing at once a new batch of records of distinct character.

One Track Mind: Rebirth Brass Band, "Shrimp and Gumbo" (2011)

Rebirth Brass Band comes out hotter than a pistol on “Shrimp and Gumbo,” another in the long line of lip-smacking New Orleans songs about food, yet there remains an underlying theme of musicianship.