Dave Wayne

Dave Wayne

Over the past decade or so, the trailblazing Tzadik label has firmly established the mutuality and stylistic symbiosis between Judaic and Latin music. This subgenre-between…
You see a lot of jazz trio recordings with either piano, guitar, or saxophone accompanied by bass and drums. A trombone-led trio recording really stands out, simply by virt…
Using the conventional instrumental lineup of bass, piano, guitar, and percussion, the Kevin Frenette 4 - a Boston-based free jazz quartet - manages to produce some mighty …
Samsingen is an unlikely collaboration between Swedish classical vocalist Anna-Kajsa Holmberg and a group of Italian improvising musicians led by the Serrapigli…
The past few years have spawned a plethora of unlikely musical hybrids. The New York-based trio Kioku is surely one of the most unlikely that I've ever encountered. Compris…
Multi-reed artist, composer, and Arkansas native Keefe Jackson is one of the leading lights of the ever-burgeoning, always fertile Chicago improvised music scene. Also a me…
Lithuanian keyboardist Vyacheslav Ganelin was the leader of the Ganelin Trio, the first avant-garde jazz ensemble from the Soviet Union to achieve notoriety on the other si…
It's hard to believe that more than ten years have passed since guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil burst on on to the avant-jazz scene with two remarkable recordings released almost…
"Piccoli Numeri" ('Small Numbers') is a rather unassuming sort of title for a jazz CD, but it fits right in with Walter Beltrami's less-is-more approach. His bandmates incl…
Trumpeter and composer Cuong Vu has been a stalwart on the Downtown NYC scene since his arrival in the mid-1990s. A veteran of numerous genre-bending musical projects that …