By Mike Jurkovic, All About Jazz
Maybe it’s the nuances she’s picked up sharing stages with Rashied Ali, Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys, or a deep intuition not only into jazz, but also into James Brown and Sly and the Family Stone. Perhaps it’s her Washington Heights sidewalk sense that, no matter the game, you play and play alike. Or that you learn from the past only by rethinking its effects on the future. These are just some of the questions possibly worth pondering during the hypnotic passages of Pursuance: The Coltranes, saxophonist Lakecia Benjamin‘s entrancing tribute to Alice Coltrane and, as she learned the history of the music’s great couple, her husband, John Coltrane. Read the full review here.