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Music Review: Rob Reddy – ‘Bechet: Our Contemporary’

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True to its title, the album honors the pioneering soprano saxophonist not by mere regurgitation like some, but by using his music for creative inspiration. Read More »

Music Reviews: Jazz Albums from Antoinette Montague, Jessy J, and Vincent Herring


Catching up with some recent jazz releases. Read More »

Music Review: Bill Evans – ‘The Complete Fantasy Recordings’ A Nine-Disc Box Set (Remastered)


Bill Evans is certainly one of the most influential jazz pianists of his era, and his work for Fantasy Records makes why abundantly clear. Read More »

Music Review: John Roney – ‘Preludes’


The combination of great music, intelligent improvisation, and solid technique makes for exciting listening. Read More »

Music Review: Kenny Werner – ‘The Melody’


They are not three musicians working individually; they work together in a kind of mystical union. Read More »

Music Reviews: Jazz and Beyond from Bassists Kyle Eastwood and Georg Breinschmid


Two recent releases from bassist-bandleaders show how jazz continues to thrive in the most disparate of musical "cultures," even with its relatively small, specialized audience. Read More »

Music Review: Steve Davis’ ‘Say When’ Salutes J. J. Johnson

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'Say When' is another must-have album from Smoke Sessions. Read More »

Music Review: Antonio Sanchez – ‘Three Times Three’ and ‘The Meridian Suite’


Two new albums from the snubbed composer of the score for the Oscar-winning 'Birdman.' Read More »

Music Review: Tangos by Roger Davidson – ‘Te Extraño Buenos Aires’


While this musical approach is not particularly adventurous and retro in feel, it is lush and full-blooded; it is music that excites. Read More »

Music Review: Jeff Lorber and Chuck Loeb – ‘Bop (A CD to Help Fund the Cure for PKD)’


If this album is any indication, 'Bop' is alive and well—and still kicking backsides. Read More »