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Dave Douglas is relentlessly innovative. In 2005, the trumpeter launched his Greenleaf Music label to keep pace with his huge compositional output and to get his music to listeners more efficiently. This summer came the cloud-based Greenleaf Portable Series...
A Monk-inspired rumination worth rejoicing over
Bill Beuttler reviews the saxophonist's latest
A rising star guitarist and his new trio ring in the new year in style
Trumpeter Brian Lynch’s latest release with his Spheres of Influence band demonstrates the state of jazz bilingualism. The jazz spheres that influenced Lynch most heavily—straight-ahead hard bop and Latin—are personified in two heroes who employed him early...
A double-bill features two of today's best
Dave King’s career sounds as ferociously energized as his playing. Best known for his high-octane drumming with the Bad Plus, King also belongs to eight other bands, according to his website. If that weren’t enough, last year he released a solo album of...
Bill Beuttler reviews the new release from keyboardist Sam Yahel, 'From Sun to Sun'
Bill Beuttler reviews the latest release from piano great Cedar Walton
Drummer's first album as leader is "fresh, powerful stuff"
Bring three of jazz’s brightest stars to Havana and pair them with two of Cuba’s best young pianists and their quartets. It took a year to make it happen, but that was the drill for Ninety Miles , the multimedia brainchild of Concord Music Group’s John Burk...
Wide-ranging setlist hits "Bright Size Life," Metheny/Mehldau cuts
Saxophonist assembles all-star, younger cast for new album
Terri Lyne Carrington, James Farm, Danilo Pérez and Gary Burton highlight this versatile fest
When Bill Mays took over the piano chair in the Phil Woods Quintet for the departing Bill Charlap a few years ago, Woods began thinking he and Mays should record a duo album. This past September they spent three hours doing so, and Woods & Mays is the result...
Gerald Wilson’s new album, Legacy , is aptly titled. His son Anthony Wilson and grandson Eric Otis each contribute a composition to the project, which is anchored by Wilson’s own seven-part suite Yes Chicago Is… , a celebration of his home through much of...
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Bill Beuttler joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 13, 2008