By Philip. Booth, JazzTimes There’s nothing like a regular residency to hone the playing of a big band and give such an ensemble—always a challenge just to keep gigging—a chance … Read More
By Philip Booth, JazzTimes A review of latest collection of original compositions and creative arrangements of others’ tunes from the guitarist. Read more here.
By Philip Booth, JAZZIZ Space is the place many of us probably would have liked to have gone to escape the fresh hell of everything wrought by 2020. But the … Read More
by Philip Booth, JazzTimes “It’s probably no coincidence that Brandi Disterheft’s prowess as a bassist, on her fifth album as a leader, shines particularly bright on “The Pendulum at Falcon’s … Read More
By Philip Booth, JazzTimes rising star on the New York scene, pianist Chris McCarthy has made his name playing and/or recording with trumpeter Jason Palmer, saxophonist Jerry Bergonzi, bassist Ben … Read More
By Philip Booth, Jazz Times Five musicians, 40 instruments, 19 interrelated compositions, five consecutive days in a Queens home studio, 66 minutes of music: By the numbers alone, Gerry Gibbs’ … Read More
Philip Booth, Jazziz “I didn’t think much of it,” David Liebman said about On the Corner, the funk-driven 1972 Miles Davis album on which the saxophonist appeared. Initially dismissed as one … Read More
Philip Booth, Jazz Lands Bassist Joris Teepe and tenor saxophonist Don Braden, musical collaborators for nearly a quarter century, demonstrate their synchronicity on this collection of mostly trio pieces, with … Read More