Post Tagged with: "Jazz"

Larry Carlton was at his most approachable with Tak Matsumoto on Take Your Pick

Larry Carlton was at his most approachable with Tak Matsumoto on Take Your Pick

Released by Larry Carlton and Tak Matsumoto in June 2010, ‘Take Your Pick’ wasn’t flashy, but its highly polished fretwork just might satiate your soul.

Bobby Avey – Inhuman Wilderness (2016)

Bobby Avey – Inhuman Wilderness (2016)

‘Inhuman Wilderness’ makes clear why Bobby Avey is an award-winning jazz composer and imaginative pianist.

Cassandra Wilson’s slow-starting Loverly didn’t take her usual risks

Cassandra Wilson’s slow-starting Loverly didn’t take her usual risks

‘Loverly,’ released in June 2008, wasn’t gutsy enough to be a top-echelon Cassandra Wilson album, though there were still plenty of enjoyable moments.

Ivo Perelman – Corpo, Blue, The Hitchhiker (2016)

Ivo Perelman – Corpo, Blue, The Hitchhiker (2016)

Three duos with exponentially more ideas; Ivo Perelman makes a lot of music because he has so much to say. Even when there is only one other musician alongside him with which to express all these new inspirations.

Harry Beckett – Still Happy (2016)

Harry Beckett – Still Happy (2016)

There are just three tracks on ‘Still Happy,’ but they capture the essence of the late Harry Beckett’s fluent jazz trumpet.

Michael Bisio & Kirk Knuffke – Row For William O. (2016)

Michael Bisio & Kirk Knuffke – Row For William O. (2016)

‘Row For William O.’ reveals bassist Michael Bisio to be a great master because he is first and foremost such a good student.

Brian Groder Trio – R Train on the D Line (2016)

Brian Groder Trio – R Train on the D Line (2016)

Brian Groder has another go at it with his supercharged trio on ‘R Train on the D Line,’ creating the logical sequel to 2014’s ‘Reflexology.’

Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio – Live In Seattle (2016)

Matthew Shipp and Michael Bisio – Live In Seattle (2016)

‘Live In Seattle’ is something like a Matthew Shipp solo piano performance extended to lower timbres because the pianist Shipp and bassist Bisio are of such a singular mind.

Marco Marconi, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

Marco Marconi, jazz pianist: Something Else! Interview

The busy, affable Marco Marconi, fresh off the release of his terrific trio recording ‘Nordik,’ paused briefly for a Something Else! Sitdown with Sammy Stein.

Jungle: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, Hamid Drake – Live at Okuden (2016)

Jungle: Mat Walerian, Matthew Shipp, Hamid Drake – Live at Okuden (2016)

Mat Walerian places much trust in his good instincts on ‘Jungle,’ even as he does show he knows much about the tenants music and even in the presence of more established masters.