Trailblazing Pianist/Composer article @ All About Jazz

Courtesy Jimmy and Deana Katz By Paul Rauch March 18, 2022 Sign in to view read count One of the greatest jazz pianists I have ever heard. —Dave Brubeck ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Jessica Williams passed at her home in Yakima, Washington with her devoted husband Duncan at her side. She was 73 years old. Williams was … Read more

Send For Me article @ All About Jazz

By C. MICHAEL BAILEY March 15, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Catherine Russell prefers to engage her art using older formats. On Send For Me, Russell infuses her performances with a certain New Orleans-cum-Chicago flavor, circa 1930. She does not do this as a gimmick, rather it is the style in … Read more

Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer article @ All About Jazz

By IAN PATTERSON March 14, 2022 Sign in to view read count Bill Frisell, Beautiful Dreamer Philip Watson 560 Pages ISBN: 978-0571361663 Faber & Faber 2022 The great guitar anti-hero Bill Frisell has dreamt of perfect music—an otherworldly blend of unimaginably beautiful sounds. It may be a just a dream, but that hasn’t stopped the … Read more

Kandace Springs Quartet / Sasha Berliner Quartet at Jazz Alley article @ All About Jazz

Courtesy Lisa Hagen Glynn By PAUL RAUCH March 8, 2022 Sign in to view read count Kandace Springs Quartet/ Sasha Berliner Quartet Jazz Alley Seattle WA February 27, 2022 Seattle’s premier jazz showroom, Jazz Alley, celebrated its 40th anniversary in anonymity during the pandemic. John Dimitriou’s 400-seater in the Belltown neighborhood grew from humble beginnings … Read more

Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise article @ All About Jazz

By ROB MARIANI March 6, 2022 Sign in to view read count What these four gentlemen brought to jazz and the world of music, out of the careening bebop fury of the early ’50’s was the sound of elegance. This first article appeared at All About Jazz on November 8, 2006. New York City empties … Read more

Ode to a Tenor Titan article @ All About Jazz

By KYLE SIMPLER February 25, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Michael Breaker was suffering from a serious medical condition. He had been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), a pre-leukemia bone marrow disorder, and his wife, Susan, was desperately trying to find someone with a bone marrow match who would provide the … Read more

No Second Thoughts article @ All About Jazz

Martin Wind: No Second Thoughts article @ All About Jazz By DOUG COLLETTE February 26, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Martin Wind is nothing if not brave. But then any contemporary jazz instrumentalist courageous enough to so forthrightly comport himself on the instrument in the shadow of the late icons such … Read more

Meet Vocalist Anais Reno article @ All About Jazz

By SANFORD JOSEPHSON March 1, 2022 Sign in to view read count She’s mature beyond her years and has a bright future in front of her. —Emmet Cohen ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Anaïs Reno (now 18) began taking voice lessons from singer/songwriter ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Sarah Tolar. “I feel very grateful to her,” Reno said, “because after a … Read more