Post Tagged with: "Jazz"

Something Else! sneak peek: The Headhunters, "Tracie" (2011)

The Headhunters have completed an ambitious new jazz release — one that continues to push the edges of fusion, incorporating hip hop and funk

One Track Mind: Walt Weiskopf, “Love for Sale” (2011)

Saxophonist Walt Weiskopf’s first-ever in-concert recording Walt Weiskopf Quartet: Live, issued earlier in the month on Colorado-based Capri Records, is special in another personal way.

Marcin Wasilewski Trio – Faithful (2011)

One of ECM’s rising stars is back three years after knocking it out of the park with a sensational album the last time around. Marcin Wasilewski leads a trio from Poland

Matthew Shipp – 4D (2010)

by Mark Saleski Over the years I have spent many pen scrawls, pencil swipes, and keystrokes trying to describe what it is about ‘out’ music that moves me so much. Sometimes it’s pretty easy

Julian Lage – Gladwell (2011)

Don’t get me wrong, I love jazz guitarists who derive their inspiration from guys like Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrell and Pat Metheny, but it’s so refreshing to hear a new guitarist come along who excels by taking the road less traveled. That’s former child prodigy guitarist Julian Lage, who seems to be more in line with the vocabulary of swingRead More

Nicholas Payton – Sonic Trance (2003)

by Mark Saleski Why do people hit a musical wall at a certain point in their life? They stop listening to anything put out after their high school (or college) years. Worst of all: they just stop listening. Music is no longer a part of their life.

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – The Sesjun Radio Shows (2011)

Art Blakey is spoken about a lot in our little ‘berg on the internet, and like most other admirers of his Jazz Messengers body of work, we tend to focus more on the late 50s-mid 60s era that included so many future jazz icons

Movies: Stan Kenton – Artistry in Rhythm: Portrait of a Jazz Legend (2011)

Stan Kenton would have been 100 this year and, in many ways, he’s as misunderstood now as he was in his own time.

The Friday Morning Listen: Pat Metheny – A Map of the World (1999)

Author Jonathan Franzen (The Corrections, Freedom) was feeling sort of burned out and overexposed after spending several months book touring, with his personal history a constant subject. His solution was to travel to a remote island

Two for Tain!: Jeff "Tain" Watts – Family and Laura Kahle – Circular (2011)

It’s been a couple of years since we last heard from pre-eminent jazz rhythmist Jeff “Tain” Watts, when his star-studded engagement Watts was introduced.