Offering an alluring mix of original pieces and standards, Marianne Solivan’s ‘Spark,’ is a smoking session of well-rounded material.
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A funky, groovy midnight run of a record, Ali Bey’s satisfying ‘My Finest Hour’ features an abundance of grooves.
Ashley Daneman’s new album, while certainly couched in the world of jazz, is also irrepressibly personal and boldly imperfect.
Her range is inspiring, her tone is deep, her fire is irrefutable.
Daring but not self indulgent, this double album would be a risk in lesser hands.
‘True Blue’ pushes outward, but it doesn’t forget the core within.
The intimacy of Keith Jarrett’s The Köln Concert is what makes the 1975 such a tremendous experience, listen after listen. Regardless of the details, like whether or not he was playing on the “wrong piano,” Jarrett’s performance is about connecting the music to the listener.
Scarlett Jane’s Stranger was initially released independently in 2013, but a remixed and remastered version seems primed to launch the Toronto-based duo into new territory.
Through delectably fluid lines and beautiful unison playing, the North debut strong with Slow Down (This Isn’t the Mainland).
There is a serious big band push to Strength in Numbers, the new disc from the Pete McGuinness Jazz Orchestra. The Grammy-nominated composer, arranger, trombonist, and vocalist fronts an impressive group of New York players and sinks every ounce of his creative impulse into the material