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Kevin Eubanks – East West Time Line (2017)

Kevin Eubanks – East West Time Line (2017)

feature photo: Anna Webber, courtesy of Mack Avenue Records You could call this a ‘Tale of Two Cities,’ but also a ‘Tale of Two Bands’ and a ‘Tale of Originals Vs. Covers.’ Jazz guitar extraordinaire Kevin Eubanks decided to present the dualities in his

Robert Hurst – BoB, A Palindrome (2013)

Around the same time Robert Hurst recorded the trio document Unrehurst, Vol. 1 with Robert Glasper (piano) and Damion Reid (drums), the bassist/composer and bandleader had convened a sort of summit meeting

David Gilmore – Numerology: Live At The Jazz Standard (2012)

David Gilmore – Numerology: Live At The Jazz Standard (2012)

Guitarist David Gilmore (not the Pink Floyd guitarist David GilMOUR) has been prolific as a sideman, composer and educator. Leader? Not as much. But when he’s gotten around to making a record, it’s made an impact.

Pat Martino – Undeniable (2011)

Pat Martino, along with George Benson, was the greatest jazz guitarist to spring from those righteous sounding organ trios of the 60s, and like Benson, Martino is still playing at a very, very high level.

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.

Jeff 'Tain' Watts – Watts (2009)

Jeff 'Tain' Watts – Watts (2009)

by Pico Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts doesn’t hail from New Orleans (he’s a native of Pittsburgh), but it seems he enjoys hanging out with guys from there. The Marsalis family—Wynton, Branford and Ellis—have enlisted his services, as well other Big Easy luminaries as Terence Blanchard and Harry Connick, Jr. Watts first made his name as a member of Wynton’s first bandRead More

Ellis Marsalis – Whistle Stop (1994)

NICK DERISO: This album effectively reminded us that New Orleans jazz patriarch Ellis Marsalis was still a hat-tipping, oh-so-swinging piano man — something the thoughtful, often romantic playing on his 1991 “Heart of Gold” release and then “Marsalis Standard Time, Vol. 3” with trumpet-playing son Wynton, couldn’t have hinted at. This cat, you’re reminded, can cook. Ellis sat in withRead More

Branford Marsalis – I Heard You Twice The First Time (1991)

Neatly mixing two of our favorite topics, Branford Marsalis pays no empty lip-service to exploring blues through the jazz idiom here. In fact, you don’t have to listen more than once to hear that’s he’s gone off the deep blue end. Any CD with appearances by B.B. King, Linda Hopkins and John Lee Hooker isn’t playing footsie.