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.
Of all the musicians who were harbingers of change, none has had the long-term influence on young musicians that John Coltrane has had.
Blue World is valuable for its pellucid recording of takes of tunes Coltrane’s fans already love. They will have to have it.
“Now I’m retired, but I still look forward to honoring the legacy of John Coltrane.”
A baker’s dozen of recordings worth hearing . . . maybe even owning.
The release of previously unavailable recordings from Dexter Gordon and John Coltrane are causes for celebration. Two unforgettable voices in jazz — are back!
You might argue that this session was forgotten, but this new release shouldn’t be thought of as lost — because no one was looking for it
Of course, neither saxophonist sounds precisely like Coltrane: there would be no point in trying.
From noon to six on Saturday, September 26, Boston’s premier outdoor jazz event, the Berklee BeanTown Jazz Festival, returns to Boston’s South End for a fifteenth year.
Bassist Michael Feinberg has done many things right in his richly varied tribute to the great percussionist Elvin Jones.