Saturday, October 31, 2009

November 2009: Feature on Joshua Redman

A stellar tenor sax player and composer and one of the key musicians for the future of jazz.

Here is a listing of our reviews that feature Joshua Redman:

Joshua Redman - Freedom In The Groove

Joshua Redman - Compass

Joshua Redman - Back East

Joshua Redman - Momentum

SF Jazz Collective - 2


September 2008: Focus on Hank Mobley

October 2008: Focus on Miles Davis

Jazz New Releases - November 2009

New releases and re-releases for November 2009Something of a quiet month, culminating in the release of the Miles Davis collection to end all collections........ Tuesday November 3rd 2009 John Coltrane "1962 Graz Concert Complete" (Zoom) John Coltrane with Eric Dolphy "Complete 1961 Copenhagen Concert" (Gambit) Tuesday November 10th 2009 David Sanborn "Taking Off" (

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Jon Irabagon - The Observer

album review

Concord Jazz

Release date: October 20th 2009

Recorded at the Van Gelder Recording Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, on May 19th - 22nd, 2009

Availability: CD, MP3 Download

Appearing in and winning the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition in 1991 launched the career of Joshua Redman. Over the years, many other entrants who have won one of the top three places in the

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Monterey Quartet - Live At The 2007 Monterey Jazz Festival

album review

MJF Records

Release date: August 25th 2009

Recorded live at the Monterey Jazz Festival on September 22nd, 2007

Availability: CD, MP3 Download

The planning for the fine performance captured here dates back to 1996 when producer Jason Olaine had the idea of pairing Cuban-born pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba with British-born bassist Dave Holland. That meeting could not take place

Monday, October 12, 2009

Keith Jarrett - Paris / London - Testament

album review


Release date: October 6th 2009

Availability: CD, MP3 Download

Keith Jarrett started out with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, joined the Charles Lloyd group and then played electric keyboards for Miles Davis, appearing on 'At Filmore', 'Get Up With It' and 'The Complete Jack Johnson Sessions'. In the late 'sixties and into the 'seventies, he featured in a band with Dewey

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Charlie Parker - Complete Savoy And Dial Master Takes

Savoy JazzRecorded 1944 – 1948, various locations; mainly Hollywood or New YorkPersonnel: Charlie Parker (alto sax)Various additional musicians including:Miles Davis, Dizzie Gillespie (trumpet)Dodo Marmarosa, Errol Garner, Bud Powell, John Lewis, Duke Jordan (piano)Red Callendar, Tommy Potter, Nelson Boyd (bass)Max Roach, Roy Porter (drums)Tracks:Over 60 Master takes on 3 discs. Review: Despite

Saturday, October 3, 2009

John Coltrane - Side Steps

PrestigeRecording Dates: 1956 - 1958Re-release date: October 6th 2009Availabilty: CD Box Set The release of this 5 CD box set completes the reissue in remastered form of John Coltrane's legendary Prestige recordings that had been begun with the 'Fearless Leader' and 'Interplay' sets, released in 2006 and 2007, respectively. Featured here on 'Side Steps' is all the great saxophonist's work as a