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Where is the Charles Mingus of today?--cries a voice from the wilderness. "You know, a composer/bandleader that inspires the players, pushes the envelope, can be cerebral y…
It appears L.A.-based pianist/composer James Carney is out to "become" the Horace Silver for the '90s--that's to say, a proud purveyor of easygoing yet imaginative mainstre…
For those of you who long for the sound of the McCoy Tyner albums on Milestone of the early-to-mid-70s, go no further: for that longing, The Antidote. But NYC-based pianist…
Dave Holland, who made a name for himself initially playing with Miles, Corea, Braxton and his own early-70s avant-jazz classic Conference of the Birds, has mellowed a bit.…
A concept album? Nah. Well, sort of--there's a "dame" hitching a ride on the vaguely film-noir-ish cover pic, but there's not quite enough songs about travel by car on this…
Saxist Ron Blake and Drummer Dion Parson have released an interesting CD called 21st Century. This recording has it all, great compositions, great playing, and above all, a…
Take one of the greatest - if not THE greatest (well, along with Frank Morgan) - Parker-descended altoists, pair him with one of the most inventive, under-rated straight-ah…
Mostly mellow, drugs-in-the-form-of-music to soothe and calm the savage and easily annoyed beast that rages in my soul non-stop these days. Refer to selves as "sonically...…
This cd is loaded with wonderful music. There are only six tracks. But they average around 8 minutes. Some of these songs defy the term jazz. But most music these days defy…
Like all of Grover Washington, Jr.'s music, I found this CD captivating. My favorites are "Take Five" and "Your Love". I am not sure of the year that it was released, I can…