A sense of promise remains a hallmark of the Montreal Jazz Festival — always end by looking forward.
Although his choice of material doesn’t always work for me, for my money, Kurt Elling is the most important jazz vocalist of the last twenty years.
For my taste, some of the songs on Kurt Elling’s The Questions simply aren’t challenging or interesting enough.
I’ve never seen Kurt Elling when he wasn’t in fine voice, and this show was no exception.
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, […]