Brought the label back from dormancy to its present glory
The “King of the Blues” performed an estimated 15,000 shows, influenced generations
Played with Lester Bowie, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, others
When the American guitarist and producer Ry Cooder traveled to Cuba in the mid-’90s, he wasn’t even intending to assemble several local son musicians for a group recording. Circumstances led to the creation of the ad hoc collective henceforth known as Buena...
Encore carries forward the concept that Eberhard Weber brought to his 2012 Résumé release. At that time, unable to play bass anymore due to a stroke suffered in 2007, the German musician extracted a dozen solos he’d created while working in Jan Garbarek’s...
Also played with Chico Marx, Buddy Rich and others
In their jointly written “Artist’s Choice” column on Tootie Heath for JazzTimes , pianist Ethan Iverson and bassist Ben Street spotlighted the diversity of the drummer’s sideman work, choosing a handful of recordings that illustrated Heath’s adaptability...
"A very cool concept" returns to the Met
Eclectic label gave artists complete artistic control
Nearly three minutes into the first of Take This ’ two interpretations of “Take Five,” pianist Jacky Terrasson, bassist Burniss Earl Travis II, drummer Lukmil Perez Herrera and percussionist Adama Diarra abruptly stop playing. The sudden dead silence lasts...
Accompanied the singer for more than 50 years
Keyboardist Alan Watson, who played during his nearly four-decade career with such musicians as Regina Belle, Terence Blanchard (who was once his roommate), Frank Lacy, Louis Hayes, Bobby Watson, Kenny Garrett, Lewis Nash, Cassandra Wilson and others, died...
Longtime fixture at Bay Area’s KJAZ
Prolific player first found fame with Blood, Sweat & Tears
Marcus Roberts went large with his latest. Financing the project with a Kickstarter campaign, the pianist-composer maintained his loyal trio of bassist Rodney Jordan and drummer Jason Marsalis, called upon tenor saxophonist Stephen Riley, an early cohort...
Launched Riverside, Milestone and Landmark labels
About Jeff Tamarkin
Jeff Tamarkin joined the JazzTimes community on Jan 31, 2008