Here is a personal selection of recordings in the saxophone trio format. These linear collaborations have been part of the jazz scene for at least seventy years now. The results are almost always illuminating and exhilarating, and a review of them offers a miniature history of saxophone styles.
No matter his musical surroundings, there is never any doubt that it is Joe Lovano you are hearing.
A baker’s dozen of recordings worth hearing . . . maybe even owning.
Scandal is a masterful example of musical discourse dedicated to making the most of the powers and pleasures of tradition-infused improvised jazz.
Of course, neither saxophonist sounds precisely like Coltrane: there would be no point in trying.
Intense head music and powerful foot music, but this show needed a little more heart.
The point of the Spring Quartet, one assumes, is to showcase its four multi-talented members, particularly their talents as composers.
The Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra sought bravely to straddle the jazz and classical worlds with a little help from some star soloists.
By J. R. Carroll Coming Attractions in Jazz for April 2010 unfortunately was washed away by the Waters of March (“It’s the mud, it’s the mud”), but we couldn’t let this year’s Jazz Week slip by without highlighting a few of the numerous events taking place in the Boston metro area from Friday, April 23, […]
By J. R. Carroll After the New England Conservatory’s well-deserved turn in the limelight last month in celebration of the 40th anniversary of their jazz studies program, the Berklee College of Music comes to the fore in November with a strong series of performances on- and off-campus. Photo by Jesus Angel Hernandez de Rojas, available […]