Dan Rose

Dan Rose

I have a friend, who as much as he loves jazz, refuses to listen to trios. When pressed, all he can do is mumble about how boring they are. Now, my friend’s judgment is …
Seems that for every jazz guitarist there are a hundred horn players. Reasons for such rarity are vague and varied. Maybe it’s the inherent distance between the body and…
There’s certainly room for quirk and humor in Jazz. Those who push the envelope, experiment, and color outside the standard rhythm section and horns formula have a history,…

Terence Blanchard has composed a soundtrack or three and it shows. Each tune on his new album Flow on the Jazz workhorse label Blue Note could be its own little movie. Clos…

Free Jazz and drum /horn duos go back a long ways. Those galactic jaunts Elvin Jones and John Coltrane went on in the Jazz past are the stuff of no small legend. Coltran…
The audience that KJ Denhert and Adam Falcon had in mind when they wonder twinned it for their album The Songwriter’s Notebook, did not have me in it. Se…
The album is entitled Passion and the composer/violinist goes by the moniker rrrrrrRobin. What’s with all the extra R’s, you ask? Dunno. Maybe it’s a valiant attempt by the…
Daniel Berridge and selected musical pals, under the moniker Broadway Project, are the source for the album cryptically titled The Vessel. At first glance, the packaging ar…