John Doll

John Doll

Bud Powell performed some of the most amazing jazz piano work ever. At his best, no one could reach his technical and improvisational skills.
For the uninitiated, "…
Formed by tenor saxophonist Michael De Nola and pianist Gabriel Jodorkovsky in 1997, the Hudson Jazz Ensemble derives its name from sessions in a Hudson Street loft in Manh…
Joshua Redman’s latest is certainly easy listening. The mood is laid back. The groove is light; it doesn’t dig deep. The lack of bite is so smooth it teeters dangerously on…
There is a lopsided myth that academics know the music but can’t create it very well. They can comprehend the architecture of the composition; they can theorize why histori…
This Ellington concert of October 29, 1958 at the Alhambra Theater has a joyous quality. After hitting the doldrums of the early 1950s, Ellington’s band was revived in 1956…
Originally trained as an industrial engineer, Pavone did not begin playing the bass until his early twenties. The story goes that when Coltrane died in 1967, he attended Co…
Given the impressive lineup of Andrew Cyrille, Oliver Lake and Reggie Workman, you’d expect innovation with an edge. You’d assume the music would be difficult, but its astr…
The photo that graces W.E. Smith’s album reveals a lot about the man and his music. It is a photo taken early in the last century of a wooden-planked sheet music shop reple…
Mediterraneo is an exhilarating romp around the Mediterranean with excursions to Spain, France, Italy, Greece, Middle East and northern Africa. Paris Jazz Big Band presents…
Florida-based Eugene Grey mines familiar territory in interpreting rhythm and blues and reggae hits of years past. The music is timeless and Grey and his band certainly emb…