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MARTIAL SOLAL & DAVE LIEBMAN – Masters In Bordeaux

Reviews MARTIAL SOLAL & DAVE LIEBMAN Masters In Bordeaux Although it was not inevitable that they would record a duet album together, pianist Martial Solal and saxophonist-flutist Dave Liebman have a fair amount in common. Solal, who at the time of this recorded concert from 2016 was a few weeks short of turning [...]

BILL EVANS – Another Time: The Hilversum Concert

Reviews BILL EVANS Another Time: The Hilversum Concert It is fair to say that there is no shortage of Bill Evans recordings available. In addition to the release and reissue of virtually all of his studio recordings, there are an apparently unlimited supply of live recordings, both legitimately issued and [...]

NESTOR TORRES – Jazz Flute Traditions

Reviews  NESTOR TORRES Jazz Flute Traditions Nestor Torres made his early reputation as a talented flautist who played Latin pop/jazz. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, he moved to New York after high school, attended Berklee, and gained experience playing with a wide variety of Latin groups including salsa bands [...]

PETER BERNSTEIN – Signs Live!

Reviews PETER BERNSTEIN Signs Live Back in 1994, guitarist Peter Bernstein recorded a CD, Signs Of Life, that found him leading an all-star quartet that also featured pianist Brad Mehldau, bassist Christian McBride and drummer Gregory Hutchinson. Over 20 years later, on Jan. 4, 2015, the quartet had a reunion [...]

LARRY CORYELL’S 11th HOUSE – Seven Secrets

Reviews LARRY CORYELL'S 11th HOUSE Seven Secrets Larry Coryell was the first fusion guitarist. He brought the sound of electric blues and rock into jazz during 1966-67 on his recordings with Chico Hamilton, Free Spirits, and the Gary Burton Quartet. While later overshadowed by John McLaughlin and Al DiMeola, Coryell [...]

CHRIS POTTER – The Dreamer Is The Dream

Reviews CHRIS POTTER, The Dreamer Is The Dream Chris Potter has been one of the most significant and stimulating saxophonists of the past 30 years. His latest ECM release showcases him in a quartet with pianist David Virelles, bassist Joe Martin and drummer Marcus Gilmore. Potter contributed all six compositions. [...]

Hilary Kole – Review

Reviews HILARY KOLE, A Self Portrait A perennially popular presence on the NYC jazz scene and a world renowned concert hall and symphony performer, Hilary Kole has wowed us before with her dynamic recordings Haunted Hart (produced by fellow jazz great John Pizzarelli) and the ambitious concept album You Are [...]

Gregg Kallor – Review

Reviews GREGG KALLOR, A Single Noon Tremendously gifted pianist and composer Gregg Kallor describes his latest CD,”A Single Noon” as “a love letter to this incredible city.”  Now, exactly which city is he speaking of?”-- you ask. Of course he is speaking of the city which has become his beloved [...]

Diane Reeves – Review

Reviews DIANNE REEVES, Beautiful Life (Concord) After a five year layoff, one of jazz’s most sparkling voices and innovative vocalists returns on a new label to celebrate the art of collaboration. In the spirit of her producer Terri Lyne Carrington’s 2011 Grammy winning The Mosaic Project, which featured Reeves among [...]