Sunday, April 26, 2009

Ken Fowser / Behn Gillece - Full View

album review


Release date: April 21st 2009

Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunes

Posi-tone, the small independent jazz label from Venice Beach, California, is releasing cutting edge straight ahead jazz and making quite a name for itself.

Ken Fowser / Behn Gillece's 'Full View' is a great example that kicks off with a blistering take on Sam Jones' "Bittersweet", moves neatly

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Branford Marsalis Quartet - Metamorphosen

album review

Marsalis Music

Release date: March 17th 2009

Availability: CD, MP3 Download

With the Quartet of Branford Marsalis (tenor, alto and soprano sax) Joey Calderazzo (piano) Eric Revis (bass) and Jeff "Tain" Watts (drums) celebrating its tenth year, "Metamorphosen" returns to the inventive straight ahead post bop that is the best of their music.

There are original

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Cassandra Wilson - Closer to You: The Pop Side

album review

Blue Note

Release date: April 7th 2009

Availability: CD, MP3 Download

A feature of Cassandra Wilson's jazz albums has been the ability to surprise by taking a sometimes well-worn pop tune (The Monkees' "Last Train To Clarksville" being a notable example) and showing its unexpected, jazzier, side.

So the idea of bringing all these tracks together in a new compilation was

Saturday, April 4, 2009

April 2009 - Focus on Tom Harrell

Inspirational on trumpet and flugelhorn, Tom Harrell continues to play some of the best jazz emerging today.

Here is a summary of where his work appears in our reviews:

"Light On"

"Prana Dance"


Art Farmer and Tom Harrell "The Company I Keep"

Charles McPherson "First Flight Out"


September 2008: Focus on Hank Mobley

October 2008: Focus on Miles Davis


Jazz New Releases - April 2009 - Recently released and recommended jazz albums

New releases and re-releases for April and a look ahead to May and June Tuesday April 7thCassandra Wilson "Closer To You: The Pop Side" (Blue Note)Kenny Burrell "Live At The Downtown Room" (HighNote)Tuesday April 14th Martin, Medeski & Wood "Radiolarians II" (Indirecto) Stan Getz "At The Shrine" (Verve) Keith Jarrett "Treasure Island" (GRP)Freddie Hubbard "The Artistry of