September 2022 article @ All About Jazz

Multiple Reviews By Geno Thackara September 29, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Teemu Kekkonen indeed does cross a lot of both “heres” and “theres” during the course of Here/There. His debut has one foot in his native Finland’s folk roots and one in the most urbane of metropolitan clubs. It could … Read more

Barney Kessel and Hampton Hawes on vinyl article @ All About Jazz

Multiple Reviews By C. Andrew Hovan September 27, 2022 Sign in to view read count Almost a century ago, times were different and folks with the gumption to forge their own paths were more likely to make a mark on history. When you think of the documentation of jazz, names like John Hammond, Francis Wolff, … Read more

Intuitive Idiosyncrasy article @ All About Jazz

” data-original-title=”” title=””>Tim Berne—than in the expansive Haram outfit. Finely-honed technique and simpatico earmark these efforts as fully and completely as any of the many others issued under Gordon Grdina’s name in recent years. Gordon Grdina’s Haram with Marc Ribot Night’s Quietest Moment ABG Records 2022 Incongruous as it may sound, this effort of Gordon … Read more

Give The Drummers Some article @ All About Jazz

” data-original-title=”” title=””>Tony Williams‘ previously-unreleased 1980 trio session of vintage fusion coming to light around the same time as a more traditional acoustic jazz helmed by ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Al Foster. A study in contrasts though this may be, one from a linchpin of Miles’ “second great quintet” of Miles Davis trumpet1926 – 1991 ” data-original-title=”” … Read more

Cello Songs article @ All About Jazz

Multiple Reviews By Jerome Wilson September 16, 2022 Sign in to view read count The cello has never been a prominent instrument in jazz, but for decades there have always been musicians who have tried to explore its potential in improvisational contexts. Here are current releases from two of them. Eric Friedlander A Queens’ Firefly … Read more

Worldly and Wild article @ All About Jazz

Multiple Reviews By Geno Thackara September 12, 2022 Sign in to view read count As always, there are as many kinds of fusion as there are people to fuse things. This electrifying half-dozen from around the globe all bring a lot of electricity to jazz and rock and other things, though all in very different … Read more

Joy and Sorrow, Freed Distance Volume 2/Poems Are Opening, and Pure and Simple article @ All About Jazz

Multiple Reviews By Hrayr Attarian August 12, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Samo Salamon always thrills with the diversity of his output. Right on the heels of his two-disc solo recording of the entirety of saxophonist Eric Dolphy woodwinds1928 – 1964 ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Eric Dolphy‘s compositions,Dolphyology (Samo, 2022), come three very … Read more

Kindred Spirits of Americana article @ All About Jazz

Multiple Reviews By Doug Collette August 7, 2022 Sign in to view read count For all the attention garnered in recent years by the ” data-original-title=”” title=””>The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, the Lumineers, et.al., a raft of other Americana artists go largely unrecognized. The Felice Brothers top the list of the unsung nouveau folksters, … Read more

July 2022 article @ All About Jazz

Multiple Reviews By Geno Thackara August 3, 2022 Sign in to view read count ” data-original-title=”” title=””>Florian Hoefner Trio’s first emergence, Desert Bloom is the picture of a colorful summer to follow—warmer, more vibrant, and at the same time more settled. As on their debut, the trio shows off an impressively honed interplay and an … Read more