Monday, August 31, 2009

September 2009 - Focus on Bill Evans

One of the greatest jazz pianists; early into modal jazz, influential in introducing novel chord voicings and in freeing up the bassist in the classic jazz trio.

Here is a listing of our reviews that feature Bill Evans:

Bill Evans "Waltz For Debby"

Bill Evans "Sunday At The Village Vanguard"

Bill Evans "Portrait In Jazz"

Tony Bennett/Bill Evans "The Complete Tony Bennett / Bill Evans

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jazz New Releases - September 2009

New releases and re-releases for September and October 2009 Tuesday September 8th 2009 Scott Lafaro "Pieces of Jade" (Resonance)John Hicks "Passion Flower" (2 CD) (Mapleshade) Thelonious Monk "Monk" (Prestige - RVG Remaster) Sonny Rollins "Moving Out" (OJC/Prestige - RVG Remaster) Red Garland with John Coltrane "Dig It!" (Prestige - RVG Remaster) Gary Burton/Chick Corea "

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Heath Brothers - Endurance

album review

Jazz Legacy

Release date: August 11th 2009

Availability: CD, MP3 Download

Back in 1947 Jimmy Heath formed one of his earliest bands – one that featured John Coltrane as a sideman. He played with Charlie Parker and could play his riffs so well that he became known for awhile as 'Little Bird'. Perhaps to escape that tag, he switched from alto to tenor sax (and lately soprano

Monday, August 17, 2009

John Patitucci - Remembrance

album review


Release date: August 4th 2009

Availability: CD, MP3 Download

With 'Way Out West', Sonny Rollins defined the pianoless saxophone trio. Joshua Redman recently explored the formula with great success in his 2007 album "Back East". Now, teaming with Joe Lovano on tenor sax, ace bassist John Patitucci explores the form. The difference, of course, is that the musical

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Seamus Blake - Live In Italy

album review

Jazz Eyes

Release date: March 2nd 2009

Availability: CD, MP3 Download

This double CD of the Seamus Blake quartet recorded live on a tour of Italy in 2007 is one of the most vibrant albums of the year. The partnership with David Kikoski that featured on the Concord release 'Way Out Willy' of the same year has been retained but there is no guitar seat and the bass and drums

Saturday, August 1, 2009

August 2009 - Focus On the Vibes in Jazz

The vibraphone in jazz – enriching the tradition and coming back to prominence again with a new wave of talented musicians.

Here is a listing of our reviews that feature vibes in jazz:

Jackie McLean "One Step Beyond"

Andrew Hill "Judgment!"

Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery - Bags Meets Wes

Jackie McLean "Destination Out!"

"The Kicker"


"Head On"

"For Sentimental

Jazz New Releases - August 2009

New releases and re-releases for August and September 2009 Tuesday August 4th 2009 John Patitucci "Remembrance" (Concord)Medeski, Martin & Wood "Radiolarians III" (Indirecto) John Surman "Brewster's Rooster" (ECM)Tuesday August 11th 2009 Donny McCaslin "Declaration" (Sunny Side)Mike Stern "Big Neighborhood" (Heads Up) Dave Brubeck and Paul Desmond "1975: The Duets" (A&M)McCoy