Saturday, January 30, 2010

February 2010 - Focus on Brian Blade


Brian Blade's drumming and the vibe that he brings to the many collaborations in jazz in which he has featured has that special quality that marks him out as one of the finest musicians on the scene today

Here is a listing of our reviews that feature Brian Blade:

Kenny Werner - Lawn Chair Society



David Berkman - Communication Theory



Joshua Redman - Back East



Joshua Redman -

Jazz New Releases - February 2010


New releases and re-releases for February 2010



Tuesday February 9th 2010

Tord Gustavsen "Restored, Returned" (ECM)
Christian WallumrĂžd "Fabula Suite Lugano" (ECM)

Tuesday February 16th 2010

David Binney "Aliso" (Criss Cross)
Lage Lund "Unlikely Stories" (Criss Cross)
Wycliffe Gordon "Cone and T-Staff" (Criss Cross)
Jim Rotondi "The Move" (Criss Cross)
Kenny Barron "

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Greg Reitan - Antibes

Album review. A major new talent that can take trio based jazz forward in the next twenty years

Sunnyside

Recorded: September/October 2009 at Concept II Studios, Los Angeles

Release date: January 12th 2010

Availability: CD, MP3 Download




Notable influences on Greg Reitan's piano laying are Danny Zeitlin and Keith Jarrett but here it is certainly necessary to add another – Bill Evans. In a

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Pat Metheny - Orchestrion

Album review. Pat Metheny's unique experiment in performing with the backing of a programmable but very analogue backing band


Nonesuch

Release date: January 26th, 2010

Recorded at Legacy/MSR Studio NYC October 2009




Pat Metheny's unique experiment in performing with the backing of a programmable but very analogue backing band must be unique in jazz since the days that Scott Joplin

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bobby Hutcherson- Wise One

Album review. Based on new readings of John Coltrane's music from his middle (pre-free jazz) period, 'Wise One' is vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson's most rewarding album for a decade.

Kind Of Blue

Release date: November 30th 2009

Availability: CD




Based on new readings of John Coltrane's music from his middle (pre-free jazz) period, 'Wise One' is vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson's most

Friday, January 1, 2010

January 2010 - Focus On Christian McBride


Perhaps the most talented bass player on the jazz scene today, returning of late with great success to solid post bop roots.

Here is a listing of our reviews that feature Christian McBride:

Christian McBride - Kind Of Brown



Ron Blake - Shayari



Sonny Rollins - Road Shows Vol. 1



Chick Corea and John McLaughlin - Five Peace Band Live



Joshua Redman - Back East



Pat

Jazz New Releases – January 2010


New releases and re-releases for January 2010



Tuesday January 12th 2010

John Scofield "Shinola" (Enja)
Greg Reitan "Antibes" (Sunny Side)

Dee Dee Bridgewater - Major re-release of her work, including:

"Dear Ella"
"Live At Yoshi's"
"Victim Of Love"
"Keeping Tradition
"Live In Paris"
"Love And Peace"
"In Montreux"
"This Is New"

Tuesday January 19th 2010

Anthony Braxton