Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk Deluxe Edition (rec. 1957) – London Jazz News

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk Deluxe Edition (Atlantic R2 670841/RHINO 603497842384, released May 20. Album review by Leonard Weinreich)When some empty head on TV exclaims “I’m going to raise my performance up to another level”, wave this album vigorously at the screen. More than any other, it defines the real meaning of ‘another … Read more

Danilo Pérez’s Global Jazz Messengers in Washington, D.C.

“[It’s] time to imagine a place where we can come together,” Danilo Pérez said from the hallowed stage of Washington, DC’s historic Sixth & I Synagogue this past April 30. “Everyone come together within this new space, the new planet called Crisalida.“The “planet” the 56-year-old Panamanian pianist was referring to is the musical but also … Read more