The trio on hEARoes is enthralling; it doesn’t sound like anything I have heard.Read More
Two new releases, led respectively by a saxophonist and a bassist, add to the growing mystique of trios in contemporary jazz.Read More
I am not sure where the track titles come from, but I am guessing the problems the band had getting together under Covid must have something to do with them.Read More
Solo performance is still a way ahead for jazz pianists, judging from four CDs released in 2021.
The powerful quartets on The People I Love and Terra Incognita work toward locating places beyond notation where, in each moment, new vistas may emerge.Read More
A baker’s dozen of recordings worth hearing . . . maybe even owning.Read More
On these two discs you’ll find masterfully played, engaging excursions into the tonal beyond.Read More
Dave Holland’s Prism tells stories, several of which are very effective. Scofield’s, like his earlier Überjam releases, extends the jam-band esthetic into jazz without completely giving in to it. And neither of them would be as they are without the great looming shadow of Miles Davis.Read More