Mark Keresman

Mark Keresman

While I’ve always admired Marty Ehrlich’s musicianship, some of his albums have seemed a little.... aloof, technically swell but someho…
Greg Osby is one restless mofo - he’s tried almost every context for his terse, mercurial, energetic & mostly unpredictable alto sax, except for big ban…
I know nothing about the principals on this disc, so we’ll cut to the chase. The Geographers is a disc of pure improvisation from the UK label …
For the uninitiated, the late Julian "Cannonball" Adderley was/is one of the most popular saxophonists in jazz history. He was one of the "offspring" of Charlie Parker w…
We’ll cut to the chase, as I’ve repeatedly sung the praises of Mr. Douglas on these (web)pages previously: DD is not merely one of the finest trumpeters in this modern a…
Was Duke Ellington one of THE GREATEST chefs in the crazily eclectic kitchen of American Music? Yet another long-unavailable chapter in Dukal lore has b…
The late trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist Don Cherry had not only a singular talent for playing (a unique cry, a most human tone), but Dame Destiny has seen fit to pair h…
I know NADA regarding Enrico Pieranunzi, save for the things that count: he plays piano, has good taste in friends/playing-partners and he’s from Italy. I should add Pieran…
Nina Simone (1933-2003) was a singer who, like Ray Charles, Bing Crosby and precious few others was, to appropriate The Duke’s phrase, "Beyond Category." Depending on wh…
Singer June Christy (1925-1990) had the good fortune to and curse of being associated with one of the most reviled (before fusion and free, that is) mov…