These are two practiced masters at free improvisation. I am confident that many listeners will find them as intriguing and accomplished as I do.
In the right hands, Shostakovich’s Twelfth can come off as nothing less than an intriguing, lively symphonic essay.
The sound on these discs couldn’t be more clear or precise; the music is low-key, thoughtful, and resolutely melodious.
Gounod was no mere purveyor of gentle sentiments. This 1881 opera, superbly performed, shows plenty of drama and grit.
An exhilarating and entertaining evening with Puddles, a most personable and unique clown.
To hear a 13-piece ensemble of this caliber, doing justice to these great songs, was simply hard to beat.
Part cautionary tale about the fate of the earth, part homage to Samuel Beckett, part theatrical metaphor for dementia, X is a harrowing exploration of the human psyche.
Come From Away is more than just a rousing and heart-warming 100 minutes of theatrical entertainment. It’s a poignant reminder, and celebration, of what we’re all capable of as people.
All three groups in this Blue Note anniversary concert were distinctly different. One was shaded with a hip hop influence, one proffered organ trio jazz-funk and one, all female, had singing as its focal point.
What if you took canonical Western works and reimagined them from an African perspective?