Scandal is a masterful example of musical discourse dedicated to making the most of the powers and pleasures of tradition-infused improvised jazz.
Three incisive visions of what’s to come from largish groups of committed musicians.
Both Cowboys and Frenchmen and Mark Zaleski Band “groove, interact, and emote.”
The disc’s assemblage of young and old pianists pays off — Handful of Keys is one of Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra’s better efforts.
Large parts, if not all, of this well played, eclectic disc should appeal to various tastes in modern improvised music.
These trio of releases from pianist Satoko Fujii are exciting snapshots of a jazz daredevil in action.
Jason Anick, on violin and mandolin, and Jason Yeager, on piano, showed off just how exhilarating it can be to kick down musical walls.
On this album, saxophonist Noah Preminger serves up his visceral reaction to the post-election state of affairs.