She assimilates her ideas magnificently on the recent Partenika.
The veteran timekeeper plays the Philadelphia Beat with Ethan Iverson and Ben Street.
A belated countdown of my 40 favorite albums of the year
More great jazz sets in cardboard boxes
The iconoclastic trio puts its spin on the iconic ballet at the Logan Center for the Arts.
Earl Sweatshirt’s humane, heartbreaking Doris and 14 more record reviews
The Bad Plus member joins with saxophonist Lee Konitz on the great new record Costumes Are Mandatory.
Lester Young Today is the 100th anniversary of Lester Young‘s birth. I’m not going to take up your time telling you who he was or why you should care—chances are you already know and already do, or else there’s no persuading you. What I am going to tell you to do is look at this […]
The best jazz records made between 1973-1990.
The Bad Plus These Are the Vistas (Columbia) The theory behind Herbie Hancock’s 1996 album The New Standard was sound: contemporary pop-rock songs can facilitate jazz improvisation in much the same way as older standards like “Night and Day” and “Body and Soul,” even if their harmonic makeup provides less to work with. But in […]