The last time Kenny Barron recorded solo was in 1981. That, besides the quality of the music, is a reason to treasure this album.
Jazz Album Review: Jimmy Heath’s Final “Love Letter”
The disc mixes classics and originals in a set of tunes perfect for late-night reveries or for anytime sojourns to a place of unhurried passion.
Jazz CD Review: Kenny Barron and Dave Holland’s Delicious “Without Deception”
Eschewing ostensible flash and musical sleight of hand, Without Deception is a treat for connoisseurs.
Jazz Album Reviews: Two Remarkable Duets — Charlie Haden/Jim Hall, Kenny Barron/Dave Holland
Jim Hall sounds at his best on these newly issued duets. So does Charlie Haden, whose plangent sound has rarely, if ever, been captured so well.
Coming Attractions in Jazz: February 2010
There may not be any Lester Young tributes scheduled for Presidents’ Day, but the entire month of February is nothing less than a valentine to jazz piano. By J. R. Carroll Pianist Jason Moran hasn’t yet encountered a piece of music (or even raw sound) that he couldn’t transform into a jaw-dropping improvisation. Johannes Brahms, […]