Shaun Dale

Shaun Dale

Approaching the repertoire of as singular and respected an artist as Bill Evans is something that even the most adept pianists do only with a degree of trepidation. To reim…
Drummer Robert Henderson works the Philly scene with his group The H Factor, but for his second release as a leader he goes a bit further afield than his performing trio to…
Debut Records was started in 1952 by Charles Mingus and Max Roach, making it one of the earliest experiments in establishing an artist-owned independent label. Ultimately, …
Though his tendency to stick close to his Pittsburgh, PA base may have cost organist Gene Ludwig some of the wider notoriety his talents deserve, he's built a solid reputat…
For the fifth release on his UFO Bass label, bassist/producer Richard Simon joins a pair of L.A. based jazz legends for a set of excellent, if low-key, standards. Multi-ins…
Since leaving his native New Zealand for studies at Berkelee, bassist Matt Penman, now based in New York, has busied himself becoming established as one of the go-to sideme…
Jean-Francois Groulx is one of the major young talents in the Montreal jazz scene, performing on piano, guitar and percussion, composing excellent new material for his own …
One of the finest tenor saxophonists in the jazz field today, Bennie Wallace is hardly one of the best known. Among the congnescenti, he's praised for a rich tone often com…
When the first sessions for this album were held in December of 1961, Bill Evans had recently emerged from his seclusion following the death of bassist Scott LaFaro earlier…
Back in the day, Seattle jazz fans could make the Jackson Street scene to catch, for instance, Ray Charles teaching the ropes to a young Quincy Jones. That was my father's …