Mark Keresman

Mark Keresman

Guitarist/vocalist Doug Wamble is something of an enigma, unless you’ve heard Mose Allison and/or Ray Charles. Then, it all becomes clear who/what Wambl…
Groundtruther is at it again - Groundtruther comprises the duo of Bobby Previte (John Zorn, Jane Ira Bloom, a plethora of recordings as…
April 1964 - most of America was reeling from the British Invasion, and the a good-sized hunk of the jazz world couldn’t make up its mind which was worse, the Beatles an…
Jack DeJohnette joins the league of artist-run labels & starts out releasing a couple of discs most "major labels" would likely deem a tad "risky." [Their loss, I say.] …
In 1979, a bunch of big-name jazz hepcats got together to revisit/pay tribute to the style of music that put 'em on the map in the first place: Hancock, Williams, Carter, S…
Though this will strike some as heresy, this particular "best of" is not ‘Trane’s best. Before you start reaching for the poison pens, here me out. The Atlantic and Impu…
Duke Ellington’s highest compliment for someone was "beyond category," a rarefied level where "categorizations," labels, appellations, etc. mean little or nothing. Ray Char…
Singer/guitarist Rory Block has been at it for awhile now - "it" being the business of playing & singing the blues, with particular emphasis on country blues (also known as…
Mike Ladd is both a (literate) producer of cutting-edge (certainly not that "gangster" stuff, word-up yo) hip-hop and an MC, one whose aim is not to make a spectacle of him…
Bar Hop is perhaps a too-accurate title - while certainly not "bad" jazz by any means, it’s the kind of conservative, slightly Latin- and contempo/fusion-tinged bop/…