Blurring the lines between art and wit for fourteen years running, Mostly Other People Do The Killing are still making absurdity in jazz fun.
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The graceful finesse that Haidu has mastered from countless gigs and mentoring from the likes of Kenny Barron and David Hazeltine bear sweet fruit on his composition “They Who??”.
Inspired by Susan Alcorn’s pedal steel guitar, ‘Away With You’ keeps Mary Halvorson’s idiosyncratic ideas fresh and pushes forward her boundless conception of jazz on the frontier.
With fearless players like Jon Irabagon and Joe Fonda at his side, that old school guy Barry Altschul remains on the edge of jazz as much as he ever was.
There’s more than a little satisfaction in hearing the champion of perhaps the most prestigious individual award from the straight jazz world stray way, way off the reservation.
‘Jeremiah’ is the jazziest Jon Ludbom and Big Five Chord album yet but none of the Big Five Chord edge gets diminished in the process. The adventures continue with the same vigor and ingenuity as before.
Lundbom’s original tune “The Bottle” is a good indicator that there’s no let up from Big Five Chord in Jeremiah from their previous five records.
It was a long stretch between Gene Segal’s first and second albums but ‘Mental Images’ assures that the intervening time was time was spent.
If Foxy was a test of endurance, It Takes All Kinds is its continuation in the most expansive of senses.
It’s impossible to cover the current jazz scene and not soon encounter saxophone extraordinaire Jon Irabagon. You don’t have to look for him, he’ll just show up on various performances