Dave Wayne

Dave Wayne

What a wonderful surprise this CD is! Bassist Gregg August is a new name to me, and "One Peace" is his second recording as a leader. Here, August leads a formidable cast…

Some Latin jazz groups are able to extend the music out beyond the traditional forms and rhythms we all know and love. The New York City-based quartet Grupo los Santos make…
Pablo Ziegler was the pianist for the last - and some say greatest - quintet led by the legendary Tango innovator Astor Piazzolla. A classically trained pianist and compose…
Firmly in the mold of the adventurous, avant-leaning ‘Radical Jewish’ music championed by John Zorn (via the Tzadik label), Alex Kontorovich’s debut CD "Deep Minor" is o…
Prior to receiving "When I Get Home", I had heard guitarist Jamie Fox on only one other recording - Stephan Crump’s "Rosetta", one of 2007’s best releases in jazz or any…
Saxophonist Rob Wagner made New Orleans his home in the early 90s and firmly established a reputation as one of the very finest reedmen in the Crescent City - or anywher…
Gentle Path Highway is the 10th release by Swedish psychedelic jam-rockers The Spacious Mind. Unlike a lot of bands working in this vein, TSM has an unusually f…
Fred Katz is best known to jazz fans as the cellist in Chico Hamilton’s late 50s quintets -- some of which featured future stars Jim Hall and Buddy Colette. He was also …
On Look What I Found, Seattle denizen Tom Baker and his quartet play an edgy, risk-taking, diverse sort of modern jazz that is informed by various types of avan…
A native of Japan, bassist and composer Tatsu Aoki come to Chicago nearly 30 years ago and quickly established himself as one of the pre-eminent improvising bassists in …