Jazz CD Reviews


Steve Turre – Spiritman – Smoke Sessions</br>Eddie Henderson – Collective Portrait – Smoke Sessions Steve Turre – Spiritman – Smoke Sessions
Eddie Henderson – Collective Portrait – Smoke Sessions

Published on January 28, 2015

Where there is Smoke (Sessions) there is fire…Steve Turre & Eddie Henderson…


Jeremy Pelt – Tales, Musings, and other Reveries – High Note Jeremy Pelt – Tales, Musings, and other Reveries – High Note
Published on January 26, 2015

Two drummers set the pace for Jeremy Pelt’s new High Note issue…


Keith Jarrett/ Charlie Haden/ Paul Motian – Hamburg ’72 – ECM Keith Jarrett/ Charlie Haden/ Paul Motian – Hamburg ’72 – ECM
Published on January 26, 2015

Revisiting a most special evening with Keith Jarrett’s 1972 trio…


Jack Mouse and Scott Robinson – Snakeheads and Ladybugs [TrackList follows] – Tall Grass Jack Mouse and Scott Robinson – Snakeheads and Ladybugs [TrackList follows] – Tall Grass
Published on January 26, 2015

A horn and drum duo who take free-improvisation to subtle, superb heights.


Matt Lavelle and John Pietaro – Harmolodic Monk [TrackList follows] – Unseen Rain Matt Lavelle and John Pietaro – Harmolodic Monk [TrackList follows] – Unseen Rain
Published on January 20, 2015

A new perspective on Monk is persuasive and explorative.


Joshua Bruneau Septet – Bright Idea – CellarLive Joshua Bruneau Septet – Bright Idea – CellarLive
Published on January 19, 2015

An assertive group attuned to the vagaries of hard-bop redux.


Chris Walden Big Band – Full On – Origin Chris Walden Big Band – Full On – Origin
Published on January 19, 2015

This is a steamroller of a band with a refreshing and effortless relationship to the material.


Carol Saboya /Antonio Adolfo /Hendrik Meurkens – Copa Village – AAM Music Carol Saboya /Antonio Adolfo /Hendrik Meurkens – Copa Village – AAM Music
Published on January 14, 2015

For those that may have been dismayed at the perceived demise of the bossa nova, listen up.


Charlie Haden – Helium Tears [TrackList follows] – West Wind Charlie Haden – Helium Tears [TrackList follows] – West Wind
Published on January 12, 2015

Haden is showcased on the album cover, but this is not one of his solo releases. Confused yet?


Vance Thompson’s Five Plus Six – Such Sweet Thunder – Shade Street Music Vance Thompson’s Five Plus Six – Such Sweet Thunder – Shade Street Music
Published on January 10, 2015

A clever earful from a little big band.




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