By Phil Freeman, Stereogum
Pianist Chris McCarthy started out in Boston, where he worked with trumpeter Jason Palmer and saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, among others. They’re both absolute masters of their instruments, so that should be endorsement enough for you. Anyway, he’s a New Yorker now, and has made his debut as a leader with trumpeter Takuya Kuroda, saxophonist Michael Blake, bassist Sam Minaie, and drummer JK Kim joining him. Read the full feature here.