Post Tagged with: "Jazz"

Enrico Rava – Tribe (2011)

On his last outing, trumpet master Enrico Rava was in a New York state of mind. This time, for Tribe, his head, heart—and most notably—his entire band is firmly back in his native Italy.

On Second Thought: Bill Frisell – Live (1995)

by Tom Johnson My creative writing teacher in college drilled into us the mantra “show don’t tell.” Don’t tell people your character is heartbroken. Show them.

The Jeff Gauthier Goatette – Open Source (2011)

Long, long before Nels Cline had attained his current status as one of the most original, fearless and bad-assed electric guitarists around, he was an obscure twenty-something acoustic guitarist playing in a small, acoustic combo

Sultans of String – Move (2011)

What’s intriguing about Move by Canada’s Sultans of String isn’t so much the dancing violins that skitter here and there, or even the fizzy guitars that seem to weave in and around this globe-trotting tapestry.

Something Else! Interview: Jazz trumpeter Nicholas Payton

Trumpeter Nicholas Payton may have begun his journey as part of the traditionalists in the early-1990s Young Lions movement, but he couldn’t have emerged any further afield.

Brian Landrus/The Landrus Kaleidoscope – Capsule (2011)

Brian Landrus is one of the fast rising artists on the NYC jazz scene; so much so that it was only in 2009 his debut album Forward came out and now in 2011, we are here talking about his third release of 2011, Capsule.

Vince Mendoza – Nights on Earth (2011)

It’s been some time since we’ve heard Vince Mendoza working in such a personal context.

Andy Statman, with Bela Fleck and Ricky Skaggs – Old Brooklyn (2011)

Progressive bluegrass and old-time jazz collide on the forthcoming Old Brooklyn in the person of Andy Statman, the clarinet and mandolin virtuoso.

Half Notes: Fred Fried And Core – EnCore (2011)

You’d think that an acoustic jazz trio with an acoustic guitar would be done a lot more often than it is, but no, most jazz guitarists like to plug in. Not Fred Fried, though, and we found out with last year’s Core 3.0, his rich lyricism and incisive playing makes a relatively unusual combination seem natural. That’s the success ofRead More

Jimmy Cobb on Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, others; Gimme Five

Jimmy Cobb on Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Joe Henderson, others; Gimme Five

Jimmy Cobb, the primarily self-taught drummer who rose to prominence during a ’50s-era stint with Miles Davis, takes us inside the free-form sessions favored by his old boss.