This is state-of-the-art modern jazz with an up-and-coming lead soloist, well-chosen guests, and a dream rhythm section.
May Short Fuses – Materia Critica
Each month, our arts critics — music, book, theater, dance, and visual arts — fire off a few brief reviews.
Jazz Album Review: A Confidently Rousing “La Marseillaise” from Pianist Laszlo Gardony
One of the strengths of Laszlo Gardony’s playing is his confident insistence on what he is doing, his impressive self-assurance.
Jazz Preview: Luciana Souza’s “The Book of Longing” & Yellowjackets
Why this team up? Other than that both Luciana Souza and the Yellowjackets have been nominated for multiple Grammys?
Jazz CD Review: Luciana Souza’s “Book of Longing” Tells a Compelling Story
With this album, Luciana Souza has created her own indelible “book” of songs that ache and celebrate, muse and regret, dream and mourn.
Jazz CD Reviews: Laszlo Gardony: “Serious Play”; Tim Ray: “Windows”; Yoko Miwa: “Pathways”
These three area pianists offer up a mini-festival of satisfying keyboard music.