Jazz CD Review: Vanessa Rubin Sings Tadd Dameron — Paying Expert Homage

February 20, 2019
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Smartly, Vanessa Ruben has gathered a strong group of collaborators, a number of whom knew Tadd Dameron personally and all of whom knew his music well.

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Coming Attractions in Jazz: March 2010

March 1, 2010
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By J. R. Carroll March is the month for Elder Statesmen—and drummers. Bassist Buster Williams has played and recorded with, well, damn near everyone, and currently leads his own Something More Quartet; they’ll be coming to Scullers on March 2 at 8 p.m. Photo by Mandy Hall, available under a Creative Commons Attribution license. Drummer…

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Music Review: Becoming Coltrane: Part One

December 27, 2007
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By J. R. Carroll This review/commentary will focus on Coltrane’s recordings with the Miles Davis Quintet for Columbia (in October 1955 and June and September 1956) and Prestige (in November 1955 and May and October 1956), as well as a variety of sideman dates and nominally leaderless sessions, many of which have recently been reissued…

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