By Herb Boyd, DownBeat Charnett Moffett’s latest reminds us, once again, that his quicksilver imagination matches the speed of his fingers. His vocalized electric bass pulsates across these 12 tracks, … Read More
by Ed Enright, Downbeat Jeff Coffin, the saxophonist best known for his ongoing work with the chart-topping rock group Dave Matthews Band and his 14-year tenure with the triple-Grammy-winning jazz-bluegrass … Read More
By Ted Panken, Downbeat On Descarga For Bud (Sedajazz), pianist Alex Conde brilliantly extrapolates the complex beats and duende-suffused ambiance of flamenco music onto the sublime, turbulent compositions of Bud … Read More
by Frank Alkyer, Downbeat “This might not be the very last previously unheard music we’ll get from the catalog of Ralph Peterson. But if it is, this is a perfect … Read More
By Ed Enright, Downbeat A Conversation is trumpeter-composer Tim Hagans’ fourth collaborative recording project with Germany’s esteemed NDR Bigband, also known as the Hamburg Radio Jazz Orchestra. Read more here.
by Herb Boyd, Downbeat “Listeners familiar with Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra are sure to experience a bit of reverie after hearing the opening fanfare of Gustavo Cortinas’ Desafio Candente.” Read … Read More
By Suzanne Lorge, DownBeat In 2018, South Korean composer/leader Jihye Lee won the BMI Charlie Parker Jazz Composition Prize for her big band chart “Unshakeable Mind,” which led to a … Read More
By Michael J. West, Downbeat Bassist Leon Lee Dorsey’s name is above the title—he led this July 2019 session—but Harold Mabern’s name is the title, and the draw as well. … Read More
By Allen Morrison, Downbeat As a renowned classical soprano, Janinah Burnett’s repertoire includes opera, oratorios, art songs, spirituals and, perhaps surprisingly, jazz and r&b. Read more here.
by John Murph, Downbeat Growing up in Brooklyn, singer and guitarist Allan Harris regularly visited his mother’s family in Harlem on the weekends. His aunt, Kate Ingram, owned a popular … Read More