You could sometimes be halfway into a Bad Plus show before hearing anything like a jazz chord from pianist Ethan Iverson.
Berklee Performance Center
The sense of place, the passage of time, the death-haunted imagery, and the coolly rhythmic verse gives Lucinda Williams’s songs their traction.
Country for Old Men is surely going to stand as one of the best, as well as among the most unusual, recordings of the year.
“My hope is that in the near future the mainstream music pendulum will swing much more heavily towards giving jazz the attention it deserves.”
Iconic second-generation bossa nova composer, singer, and guitarist Joyce Moreno.
I just have to use all my personal musical experience — classical music and jazz and rock and electronic sound — and not worry about where it fits.
With the galvanic addition of Joshua Redman, The Bad Plus is now made up of four intense virtuosos.
Stave off boredom. This is going to be a smoking festival.
Esperanza Spalding is not simply beyond reproach – she is a young lioness the likes of which the jazz world has really never seen before.
The slow tempos on the whole didn’t hurt the show. People were there to hear Madeleine Peryoux — her voice and delivery, her offbeat arrangements and particular idiosyncratic take on familiar songs.