Dave Wayne

Dave Wayne

Hailing from upstate New York, Lunch With Beardo is a collective of musicians and sound artists with deep roots in the local punk-rock scene who were drawn together by a…
The Empty Cage Quartet - formerly known as the MTJK Quartet - is a longstanding collaborative project featuring trumpeter Kris Tiner in the front line along with saxopho…
Italian guitarist Simone Massaron is a new name to me. It turns out that "Breaking News" is is first recording as a leader, though the 36-year-old Milan native is alread…
Generally, I rarely listen to solo recordings. This is because almost everything that excites me about jazz and improvisation is centered around the interaction between …
The appearance of this duet set is cause for celebration. Pianist and vibraphonist Berger has been a major force in modern jazz and improvised music for at least 50 year…
The most unlikely and unprecedented musical endeavor I’ve come across since hearing Uri Caine’s amazing adaptations of Mahler, Bach, and Schubert, Shakers n’ Bakers …
Like fellow arranger/composer David Axelrod, Gary McFarland remained a neglected and misunderstood figure in jazz until his recent rediscovery by crate-digging hip-hop e…
Trombonist Robert Bachner hails from Vienna, Austria - a city quite rightly associated with the lives and times of the great classical composers. Over the past few decad…
As a modern jazz sub-genre, the M-BASE movement of the mid- to late-80s seems to have had a bit of a ripple effect beyond the music of Steve Coleman, who conceived the t…
The brainchild of Belgian drummer, percussionist, and composer Daniel Denis, Univers Zero is one of the most important and consistently interesting progressive bands aro…