Dave Wayne

Dave Wayne

Hope and Destruction is a completely surprising CD, but not for the reasons you might think. The surprise isn't that Hope and Destruction is comprised larg…
Australian-born multi-reedist Jacám Manricks' debut CD, "Labyrinth," is one of those all-too-rare recordings: thoroughly sublime from start to finish. It captures a …
One of the most pleasant developments of the past decade in jazz is its renewed embrace of ethnic and folk musics of various types. Included in this newly expanded musical …
To those of us who grew up in the 1970s, the phrase 'instrumental progressive rock' conjures images of musical excess typified by thunderous drum fills, soaring Baroque key…
Led by the Austrian-born multi-keyboardist Walter Fischbacher, Phishbacher - the group - slips between the worlds of funky fusion, straight ahead jazz, and R&B flavored jam…
Jazz fans of a certain age will no doubt remember a band called 'Supersax.' Co-led by saxophonists Buddy Clark and Med Flory, Supersax played tightly harmonized big-band ar…
Percussionist and composer John Hollenbeck is a relentlessly multi-faceted musician who moves with ease between the worlds of classical, jazz, avant-garde, and progressive …
Jason Rigby was not a familiar name to me until "The Sage" showed up in my mailbox a few weeks ago. I took one look at Rigby's backing band on this disc, and I knew I was i…
Progressive rock has had somewhat of a resurgence over the past decade due in no small part to innovative, genre-busting artists such as the Danish multi-instrumentalist…
Ma-Do, which means 'window' in Japanese, is also the name of pianist / composer Satoko Fujii's acoustic quartet. Featuring an all-Japanese lineup that includes her long-…