Post Tagged with: "Jazz"

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.

Half Notes: The Tierney Sutton Band – American Road (2011)

The Tierney Sutton Band learned something about themselves, and about this land, during their many travels for performances. These ruminations, actually begun before the group’s 2009 project Desire, have finally coalesced within the timeless and refined American Road — a slow-cured reconstruction of a dozen venerable favorites on the BFM label, performed as jazz and folk vocal pieces with aRead More

Jimmy Cobb, on Miles Davis, Dinah Washington and rediscovering jazz: Something Else! Interview

Jimmy Cobb, on Miles Davis, Dinah Washington and rediscovering jazz: Something Else! Interview

Jimmy Cobb, the lone survivor of Miles Davis’ first legendary band, continues to furiously drum — even while carrying the torch.

Cinque, featuring Joey DeFrancesco and Steve Gadd – Catch a Corner (2011)

The trio of respected Canadian sidemen who complete the Cinque band, though nowhere near as famous as Joey DeFrancesco and Steve Gadd, end up providing the structure and verve for this celebration of good-time soul jazz.

David Paul Mesler – Just a Lucky So and So (2011)

Many a jazz singer has stumbled through the Great American Songbook, slowed by imitative missteps or the inability to keep pace with a swinging quartet surrounding him. David Paul Mesler is not that singer.

Ben Goldberg Quintet – The Door, The Hat, The Chair, The Fact (2006)

by Mark Saleski Too bad that the clarinet was the instrument guys were embarrassed to be stuck with in band.