The gig lacked the punch of Tolliver's 2007 big-band outing, but the canny twists of the 72-year-old trumpeter's themes are always his own
For the second album as leader of his jazz orchestra, New York-based Pete McGuinness says he has "returned to [his] roots," fashioning a series of dapper themes that embody his forward-looking point of view while swinging in the grand tradition of such...
Phronesis are a jazz trio built around Danish bassist Jasper Hoiby's sinewy phrasing and huge tone, and encircled by fluent British pianist Ivo Neame and Swedish drummer Anton Eger's eerie, birds'-wings sound.
Sometimes an idea seems great on paper, but in execution doesn't exactly work out as planned.
Nels Cline, the LA-born musician and Wilco sideman who was memorably dubbed the 82nd greatest guitarist of all time by Rolling Stone, has a parallel life as a fearless improv and free-jazz investigator – notably with the Nels Cline Singers, the largely...
The "L.A. Treasures" heralded herein are singers Ernie Andrews (eighty-six years young when the album was recorded in September 2013) and Barbara Morrison (a relative novice at sixty-one
Accordionist Vincent Peirani and saxophonist Émile Parisien seem to have been winning all France's jazz prizes lately.