Jazz CD Reviews


Wadada Leo Smith – The Great Lakes Suites [TrackList follows] – TUM (2 discs) Wadada Leo Smith – The Great Lakes Suites [TrackList follows] – TUM (2 discs)
Published on November 24, 2014

Avant-garde titan assembles all-star creative force for a free jazz double-CD.


Adrian Cunningham – Ain’t That Right! – The Music Of Neal Hefti – Arbors Jazz Adrian Cunningham – Ain’t That Right! – The Music Of Neal Hefti – Arbors Jazz
Published on November 23, 2014

Cunningham shows he is more than capable of a breakthrough in this release.


Tony Scott – Lost Tapes (Germany 1957/Asia 1962) [Tracklist follows] – JazzHaus Tony Scott – Lost Tapes (Germany 1957/Asia 1962) [Tracklist follows] – JazzHaus
Published on November 23, 2014

A welcomed addition to the discography of an under-appreciated original.


Mark Turner Quartet – Lathe of Heaven [TrackList follows] – ECM Mark Turner Quartet – Lathe of Heaven [TrackList follows] – ECM
Published on November 23, 2014

Established tenor meets rising trumpeter meets ECM sound.


Ron Miles, Bill Frisell and Brian Blade – Circuit Rider [TrackList follows] – Enja Ron Miles, Bill Frisell and Brian Blade – Circuit Rider [TrackList follows] – Enja
Published on November 23, 2014

A cornet, drums and guitar trio who bring a spiritual tinge to modern, rootsy jazz.


Arthur Barron, Dave Liebman and Abel Pabon – The Miami Jazz Project [TrackList follows] – Zoho Arthur Barron, Dave Liebman and Abel Pabon – The Miami Jazz Project [TrackList follows] – Zoho
Published on November 20, 2014

Fusion and more from Dave Liebman and other likeminded musicians.


No Fast Food “In Concert” [TrackList follows] – (Phil Haynes, drums) – Corner Store Jazz No Fast Food “In Concert” [TrackList follows] – (Phil Haynes, drums) – Corner Store Jazz
Published on November 18, 2014

An excellent piano-less trio featuring reed man Dave Liebman.


Sun Ra = Reflections in Blue; Hours After; Mayan Temples, A Tribute to Stuff Smith – Black Saint/Soul Note/Cam Jazz (4 CDs) Sun Ra = Reflections in Blue; Hours After; Mayan Temples, A Tribute to Stuff Smith – Black Saint/Soul Note/Cam Jazz (4 CDs)
Published on November 17, 2014

1986 thru 1992 recordings of the unique Sun Ra, made in Italy.


Dan Moretti and the Hammond Boys – Live at Chan’s [TrackList follows] – Roots Grooves Dan Moretti and the Hammond Boys – Live at Chan’s [TrackList follows] – Roots Grooves
Published on November 17, 2014

A veteran crew supplies a soul-jazz effort which brims over with the blues.


Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band – Live At Cory Weeds’Cellar Jazz Club – CellarLive Louis Hayes And The Cannonball Adderley Legacy Band – Live At Cory Weeds’Cellar Jazz Club – CellarLive
Published on November 13, 2014

An especially spirited outing from a cracker-jack band.




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