Post Tagged with: "Jazz"

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden – Last Dance (2014)

Keith Jarrett and Charlie Haden – Last Dance (2014)

Though Haden is battling polio, he meets an old friend at their peak capacity.

Hiromi – Alive (2014)

Hiromi – Alive (2014)

Ahmad Jamal once said Hiromi “has discovered her own genre.” He was on to something.

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn, “Chronology” from Spy vs. Spy (1989)

WTF?! Wednesdays: John Zorn, “Chronology” from Spy vs. Spy (1989)

I wonder what Ornette thinks of this stuff?

Mykeljon and Groovexpress – Ukrainian Doll (2014)

Mykeljon and Groovexpress – Ukrainian Doll (2014)

There’s almost nothing they can’t do, as this project so amply shows.

The Jimmy Giuffre 3 & 4 – New York Concerts (2014)

The Jimmy Giuffre 3 & 4 – New York Concerts (2014)

Rare recordings confirm Giuffre’s foresight as free jazz began racing to the edge.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Offramp” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Offramp” (1981)

Some think Metheny is joking around, that he couldn’t possibly like “all of this noise.”

Walt Weiskopf – Overdrive (2014)

Walt Weiskopf – Overdrive (2014)

Eleven-year Steely Dan sax veteran Weiskopf amply demonstrates why Becker and Fagen love this guy.

Peter Van Huffel, Michael Bates and Jeff Davis – Boom Crane (2014)

Peter Van Huffel, Michael Bates and Jeff Davis – Boom Crane (2014)

‘Boom Crane’ doesn’t push up against the boundaries of jazz, nor does it seek to, but its clever, impish fun is contagious.

Jeff Cosgrove, with Matthew Shipp and William Parker – Alternating Current (2014)

Jeff Cosgrove, with Matthew Shipp and William Parker – Alternating Current (2014)

Jeff Cosgrove once again stands out in the company of greats.

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Eighteen” (1981)

(Cross the) Heartland: Pat Metheny, “Eighteen” (1981)

Metheny’s ultimate road trip song, this one always makes me feel like I’ve just escaped something.