Phillip Barnett is a software geek with multiple, conflicting musical fantasies. He has played jazz piano, folk guitar and klezmer clarinet (not all at the same time - that would look ridiculous). You can follow his meanderings through twitter.
This release contains a rich, nuanced performance that showcases two piano masters who clearly connect to each other, and to the audience.
Commander Cody and His Modern Day Airmen plays an excellent brand of boogie/rockabilly-influenced rock and roll.
Miles Davis with Quincy Jones & the Gil Evans Orchestra Live At Montreux 1991 captures a great moment in the history of jazz.
The pioneering bandleader talks about the Lost Planet Airmen, his current group, and other topics.
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue is a worthy tribute by some of the sharpest and thoughtful artists on the scene.
These compilations leave the listener with an appreciation for the skill of the performers and the traditions they represent.
These collections of earlier 20th century Middle Eastern and Greek music are impressive in their diversity and depth.
Somewhere In The Night records a straightforward mainstream jazz set with players at the top of their game.
Hot House explores the interactions and chemistry between two jazz masters.
In part 2, vibes great Gary Burton discusses band dynamics, his ongoing collaboration with Chick Corea and his teaching approach.