Sarabande is a straight-up reissue of one of Fred Hersch’s first recordings, and it features the pianist in a trio setting with bassist Charlie Haden and drummer Joey Baron in 1986. Re-releasing the nine-track set sans bonus tracks or any other embellishments...
Valery Ponomarev was 30 when he defected from Soviet Russia for the United States in 1973. Four years later the trumpeter was a core member of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, touring and contributing to several recordings before bowing out to go the solo route...
Best known for Grammy-winning “Last Tango in Paris” soundtrack
Dr. David Gutmann on his successful Beat NF therapy
Calling her new CD Trying to Figure It Out and making it clear at the outset of her liner notes that the album “explores the world of Jazz and Beyond,” Grace Kelly, the 23-year-old saxophonist who’s been a professional most her life, announces the inevitable...
Faithful to his father’s style, vocalist forged long-lasting career
Jazz’s “best kept secret” had a six-decade career
Played with Metheny, Garbarek, others
Following 2014’s Relentless , his first foray into big-band territory, trombonist Michael Dease is back on familiar ground, leading a small-group session with saxophonist Tim Green, pianist Glenn Zaleski, bassist Rodney Whitaker and Ulysses Owens on drums...
Wrote popular “Who’s Who of Jazz,” accompanied George Melly
The “three” are the horn guys—Joe Magnarelli on trumpet/flugelhorn, Steve Davis on trombone and Mike DiRubbo on alto saxophone—and the “two” are organist Brian Charette and drummer Rudy Royston. Like several of his previous leader releases—this is his 11th...
The hybrid-rock band's co-founder fulfills a lifelong dream
A little Cali vibe for a New York winter
The African connection
More than 75 years removed from his breakthrough, the late Benny Goodman remains the most important clarinetist in the history of jazz, and one of its most successful bandleaders. Yet today, despite that vaunted status, he is often overlooked, something...
4th annual conference attracts hundreds of jazz musicians, execs, media, etc.
About Jeff Tamarkin
Jeff Tamarkin joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 31, 2008