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Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Blues, R&B + Jazz): D’Angelo, Paul Rodgers, Branford Marsalis

Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 (Blues, R&B + Jazz): D’Angelo, Paul Rodgers, Branford Marsalis

D’Angelo, Paul Rodgers, Roger Daltrey and Branford Marsalis are included on Nick DeRiso’s Best of 2014 list for blues, R&B and jazz records.

Jimmy Greene – Beautiful Life (2014)

Here is a review of Jimmy Greene’s ‘Beautiful Life,’ a hopeful and very personal message sprung from the unspeakable tragedy of Sandy Hook.

Kenny Barron + Dave Holland – The Art of Conversation (2014)

Dave Holland and Kenny Barron sound like two players finishing one another sentences — despite small but important differences in dialect.

Noah Baerman – Ripples (2014)

Noah Baerman plays piano, organ, slide guitar and sings a little. He leads a trio, a chamber octet, a duet, a quartet of singers, a two-sax/vibes quintet, and an assortment of combinations of these ensembles. He composes for every shade of jazz from greasy soul-jazz to Third Stream. And he does this all within one album.

One Track Mind: Kenny Barron, Gerry Gibbs and Ron Carter, “Promises, Promises” from Thrasher Dream Trio (2013)

A guy with the amount of respect and credentials as a composer, bandleader, arranger and drummer as Gerry Gibbs can more the hold his own in the presence of anybody.

Frank Wess – Magic 101 (2013)

Though somewhat less distinctive in his moment than Frank Foster, reedman Frank Wess has outlived his late long-time partner in the Count Basie Band — and that’s provided an opportunity to reassess his contributions, in particular on the flute.

Jimmy Owens – The Monk Project (2012)

I was struck, time and again, by the considered, almost slow-motion attention to detail here, as trumpeter Jimmy Owens and Co. tease out every blues-soaked nuance from the oft-heard music of Thelonious Monk.

Gimme Five: Alphonse Mouzon on Weather Report, McCoy Tyner, solo songs

On this special edition of Something Else! Reviews’ One Track Mind, we hand the reins over to legendary fusion drummer Alphonse Mouzon.

Something Else! Interview: Orrin Evans, jazz pianist, composer and bandleader

Orrin Evans arrived amidst a wave of new jazz performers in the early 1990s. Unlike many of those young lions, however, he managed to bob up from that era’s ultimately empty retro-conservatism.

James Moody – 4B (2010)

James Moody – 4B (2010)

by Pico Like the proverbial fine wine, James Moody only gets mellower and better with age. A seasoned saxophone and flute veteran who was in Dizzy Gillespie’s original big band of the later 1940’s and most famously the author of everyone’s favorite vocalese jazz tune “Moody’s Mood For Love,” (with the lyrics later added by Eddie Jefferson), Moody is oneRead More