My favorite jazz releases of 2018 (as submitted to JazzTimes mag and elsewhere), listed alphabetically: Kenny Barron Quintet Concentric Circles (Blue Note) … More
Wynton Kelly Trio/Wes Montgomery, “Smokin’ in Seattle: Live at the Penthouse” (Resonance Records) Before Wes Montgomery became the commercially successful … More
The Festival International De Jazz De Montreal — aka the Montreal Jazz Festival — remains one of the best and largest events of its kind in the world.
Has it really been 30 years since I interviewed Max Gordon at the Village Vanguard for The Villager newspaper, for a … More
New releases by saxophonist Steve Lehman, trumpeters Wadada Leo Smith and Ambrose Akinmusire, and saxophonist Sonny Rollins topped the 2014 NPR Music … More
(originally published in JazzTimes) Gerry Gibbs, Ron Carter, Kenny Baron, “Gerry Gibbs Thrasher Dream Trio” (Whaling City Sound) For his … More
Tonight’s NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Jazz Masters ceremony and concert, featuring Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz … More