‘Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XII – Sketches of Miles’ (Theo Croker) – London Jazz News

Theo Croker Quartet and members of the Berlin Philharmonic – Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XII – Sketches of Miles (ACT 9948-2. Review by Julian Maynard-Smith) To open CD 1 with ‘Pinocchio/Milestones’ and CD2 with ‘Miles Ahead Suite’ is a clear statement of intent: the first half of this live concert is dedicated to the music … Read more

Azar Lawrence Speaks of Working for Miles, McCoy, Elvin—and God

THere’s something perfect about speaking with saxophonist/composer Azar Lawrence right after he’s clicked off from virtual Sunday church services. Still dwelling in the Los Angeles of his birth, Lawrence, who’ll turn 70 this November, maintains a devoutness to the spirit of the Lord—be it pandemic online or in person, whens subside—that’s as reverent as his … Read more