By Euan Dixon, Jazz Views When Art Blakey died in 1990 Dave Gelly wrote in the obituary that appeared in The Observer , “Art Blakey’s finishing school for promising young musicians……….finally shut up shop last Tuesday with the death of its proprietor. No one can take over because no-one has the faintest idea how he … Read More
By Jack Kenny, Jazz Views I am in awe of Lennie Tristano, always have been. Lennie would approve of that: he liked disciples or acolytes. For some reason, he has never really been given his due. Read this review here.
by Textura Forward is the first release from Chad McCullough under his own name since 2009’s Dark Wood, Dark Water, but the trumpeter has hardly been dormant. In the eleven years since that debut, he’s issued two albums with the Spin Quartet, five with Belgian pianist Bram Weijters, and played with many others. He now makes an … Read More