2019 is the 60th anniversary of the formation of the Double Six of Paris, so it is a good time to shine a spotlight on the group’s spectacular work.
This set of discs will be a delight for any fan of advanced (and incredibly sustained) creativity in music.
These records are filled with music from some of the most intriguing and, indeed, sought after, jazz musicians playing today.
Keep Talkin’ further solidifies Yoko Miwa’s place on the list of pianists who can lift evolved spirits without resorting to stridency.
It’s an uncommon pleasure to see band members enjoy themselves the way Tip City did.
Once again, drummer Ralph Peterson pays fine homage to Art Blakey’s tradition of joyous, hard-edged bashing jazz.
It is enormous fun to hear how this group of veterans try to think in new ways — as they do throughout this engaging release.
Vince Mendoza’s colorful arrangements give us a welcome new way to appreciate Fred Hersch’s impressive creativity — his amply satisfying accomplishments as a composer.
A landmark concert from 1992 is a chance to rediscover Betty Carter’s greatness, to appreciate again how this artist was special to the very essence of her soul.
“Forgiveness is the key and love is the answer… Have a good Jazz Fest, but also have a good life.”