Kris Davis

Jazz Concert Review: The Walter Smith III Quintet, Live at the Regattabar

September 18, 2023
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The Regattabar, located in the Charles Hotel, re-opened after being shuttered for three years following the Covid epidemic.

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Jazz Album Reviews: Kris Davis and James Brandon Lewis — Top of the Crop

September 4, 2023
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September releases from Kris Davis and James Brandon Lewis are sure to be among the best jazz albums of the year.

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Concert Review: The High Standards of Michael Formanek’s Elusion Quartet

September 16, 2022
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To hear free music so beautifully contained and expressed in such inventive forms isn’t unheard of (Henry Threadgill? Vijay Iyer? Wadada Leo Smith?). But bassist Michael Formanek has his own way.

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Jazz Album Review: “In Common III” — Adventures of an All-Star Rhythm Section

March 5, 2022
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With their shifting textures and compositional variety, the relatively short pieces show the ways — in this case mostly gentle and lyrical — five musicians can fruitfully interact.

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Jazz Concert Review: The Montreal Jazz Festival Turns 40, Part Two

July 9, 2019
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A sense of promise remains a hallmark of the Montreal Jazz Festival — always end by looking forward.   

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