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Mark Keresman

Mark Keresman

The late, underrated (by the critics back-when, at any rate) Bobby Timmons was one of those "meat & potatoes"-type pianists -- but in his case, the meat is spicy BBQ chicke…
This set REALLY could've used liner notes, y'know? There's a pretty diverse cast of characters on this disc: Florida folks, a chap from/based in Chicago, a somewhat legenda…
Of the post-Parker (Charlie, not Evan) alto saxophonists -- the bop and hard-bop stylists following the paths blazed by Bird and dedicated to building on his legacy -- ther…
Once upon a time, jazz musicians had nicknames: Zoot, Bean, Hawk, the Jeep, Fats, Wingy, Stuff, Klook, and so on. Howcum no more? That is a question for another time -- now…
Underrated Genius, part 354: When folks bandy about the names of the great 20th century jazz pianists, the names Art Tatum, Bill Evans, Bud Powell, and Keith Jarrett are he…
Meet John Doe, er, I mean, John Dworkin, guitarist based in the greater NY Tri-State Area (along with Pittsburgh, one of the cradles of Civilization). Most mainstream jazz …
Claire Ritter is a new name to me; though I've found that Ran Blake and Franz Koglmann have recorded her compositions, and she's recorded on her own, assisted by such inter…
Those wondering when pianist Marilyn Crispell, after her last few lyrical releases on ECM, was going to get back to some seriously explosive keys-bashing need wonder…
They don't make 'em like Hank Crawford [and David "Fathead" Newman!] anymore -- guys drenched in "roots music" (blues, R&B, wot-ever) as much as jazz, capable of playing wi…
Complete, total improvisation is not everyone's cup of Earl Grey -- not even to experienced improvisers, who (if they have any humility or self-awareness) realize that i…