Omer Avital’s ‘New Song’ is a finely crafted synthesis of Middle Eastern, Afro-Cuban and American soul-jazz that’s world music without being self-consciously so.
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With Billy Childs’ ‘Map to the Treasure: Reimaging Laura Nyro,’ it looks like my best albums of 2014 list just got longer.
Here is a sneak peek of Rudresh Mahanthappa’s “Chillin’,” from his upcoming February 2015 release ‘Bird Calls.’
The Huntertones, née The Dan White Sextet, lean on trombonist Chris Ott’s arranging magic to give another cinematic song a swift, hard-bop kick in the pants.
Perhaps not quite as amazing as his fabled sides for Blue Note Records, but Bud Powell’s ‘Live At The Blue Note Café, Paris 1961′ is plenty good enough to make any jazzbo wish they’d have been there.
South Indian jazz is practically Arun Ramamurthy’s life’s calling and he answers that call to virtual perfection with ‘Jazz Carnatica.’
I arrived at the Minnesota State Fair completely unaware of who was playing that night. I left a life-long fan of Manhattan Transfer.
Far from losing its freshness, this power jazz trio led by its virtuosic trumpet player Avishai Cohen has delivered its best set of recordings yet.
Remembering Manhattan Transfer’s Tim Hauser, who helped open the door to jazz for me.
Here’s a review of Kenny Shanker’s Action City, a perfect blend of top-notch composing and refined musicianship.