Chant For Our Planet is a great recording full of exciting ensemble playing, with lots of tasty solos and, if you want to listen in that way, an important theme that expresses deep concern for the state of our environment.
It’s easy to single out each of these musicians, but listeners will hear the three as nearly one, which is surely what this trinity intended.
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.