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Mike Stern – Trip (2017)

Mike Stern – Trip (2017)

‘Trip’ is not Mike Stern’s ‘return to form’ but rather, a reaffirmation of form. And for that, we can be grateful.

Will Calhoun – Life in this World (2013)

Best known as the drummer in the barrier-breaking metal band Living Colour, Will Calhoun has quietly put together an impressive resume in jazz — notably performing with Wayne Shorter on the Grammy-winning effort High Life

One Track Mind: Wallace Roney, “Combustible” from Understanding (2013)

The appropriately named “Combustible,” part of an upcoming Wallace Roney project called Understanding, bursts out like a spit-shined hard-bop muscle car — and the trumpeter never takes his foot off the gas.

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.

Aruán Ortiz featuring Antione Roney – Alameda (2010)

Aruán Ortiz featuring Antione Roney – Alameda (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Wallace Roney’s live album that bowed last spring is a good record for several reasons, first and foremost because of the trumpet player’s dexterity on the brass horn. In our brief review of If Only For One Night, I didn’t have room to say much about the contributions of his band, but it should be notedRead More

More HighNote high jinks! Wallace Roney and Joe Chambers drop new releases (2010)

More HighNote high jinks! Wallace Roney and Joe Chambers drop new releases (2010)

by S. Victor Aaron Last Tuesday, HighNote Records furnished two new CD’s, each by established veterans of the jazz scene. Look on the back of just about any classic Blue Note album from the 60s, and you’re likely to see Joe Chambers’ name listed as the drummer. And while there’s no notable drum solos to be found on those records,Read More

Movies: Wayne Shorter – Live at Montreux, 1996 (2008)

Movies: Wayne Shorter – Live at Montreux, 1996 (2008)

“Live at Montreux,” which focuses on tunes from Wayne Shorter’s then-new album “High Life,” might have been just another night in a lifetime of concert dates — if not for the former Miles Davis sideman’s still prodigious, almost hypnotic ability on the sax. That, and some bonus cuts from Montreux performances by Shorter in 1991-92, courtesy of Eagle Rock EntertainmentRead More

Miles Davis and Quincy Jones – Miles and Quincy: Live at Montreux (1993)

NICK DERISO: Featuring the classic arrangements of seminal Davis mentor Gil Evans, “Montreux” includes long-awaited live runthroughs of key selections from their collaborations — including “Boplicity” from “Birth of the Cool” as well as several cuts from “Miles Ahead,” “Porgy and Bess” and “Sketches of Spain.” On “Miles and Quincy,” we find a bright, sometimes rip-roaring backing band conducted byRead More

Dizzy Gillespie (1917-1993): An Appreciation

Editor’s note: This column ran as part of an obituary package on the national Gannett News Service wire upon Dizzy Gillespie’s passing in 1993. People told him those bullfrog cheeks would ruin his playing. The embouchure, very important. Flinty, yet funny, John Birks Gillespie was insightful enough to understand that this would be his hook. Over the next five decades,Read More

Deep Cuts: Herbie Hancock, "Elegy" (1994)

by Nick DeRiso “Elegy” begins with a trill from Herbie Hancock, then a persistent, oh-so distinctive tapping that could only be drummer Tony Williams. Next, a nimble, casually funky bass line from Ron Carter. Like a dream made real, Miles Davis’ second great group — with Wallace Roney stepping in for the fallen trumpeter — steps out of the shadowsRead More

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