Shaun Brady

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05/21/11    Albums

The Prairie Prophet
Ernest Dawkins' New Horizons Ensemble

Opening with the brightly hued, somewhat sweet melody of “Hymn for a Hip King,” the latest by Ernest Dawkins’ longstanding New Horizons Ensemble pays apt tribute to the late, great saxophonist Fred Anderson—not coincidentally, the proprietor of the venue...


05/20/11    Albums

Adam Cruz

Patience is a virtue of which Adam Cruz is amply possessed. The release of Milestone , the drummer’s debut CD as a leader, coincides with his 40th birthday, which also marks the 10th anniversary of his role alongside bassist Ben Street in pianist Danilo...


05/04/11    Features

Orrin Evans: Captain Philadelphia

Shaun Brady profiles pianist and his Captain Black Big Band

March 2011    Features

Jacques Coursil: The Weight of History

Jacques Coursil’s melancholy trumpet explains human tragedy on Trails of Tears


December 2010    Features

Sounds for Silence: Jazz & Silent Films

Jazz and silent film collide in Louis and projects by Dave Douglas, Bill Frisell and Marc Ribot


November 2010    Features

Tom Rainey: The Reluctant Leader

After an enviable career as a sideman and collaborator, 53-year-old drummer Tom Rainey finally makes his debut as a leader


November 2010    Features

Ideal Bread: Reflections of Steve Lacy

Group pays homage to the brilliant composer and soprano saxophonist, sans straight horn


November 2010    Albums

Rudresh Mahanthappa & Bunky Green

Shaun Brady reviews album featuring collaboration between two saxophonists


October 2010    Features

Fight the Big Bull: An American Band

The blues- and folk-informed Fight the Big Bull makes a go of it from Richmond, Va.


09/21/10    Education

Geri Allen: A Life of Service

Amid mounting institutional indifference, Geri Allen passes on the lessons that were given to her


September 2010    Albums

All Is Gladness in the Kingdom
Fight the Big Bull

No one who caught an earful of Fight the Big Bull’s debut CD, Dying Will Be Easy , will be surprised to learn that Steven Bernstein has come aboard for the band’s sophomore release. Granted, there are few places that the ubiquitous slide trumpeter doesn’t...


05/22/10    Features

Fred Ho: Naked Truths

Shaun Brady profiles one of jazz’s zaniest figures, who also happens to be one of the music’s most ambitious intellectuals


May 2009    Features

Benny Golson: Old School

At 80, a master declares, “I don't like to look back.”


March 2009    Features

Donald Bailey: Philly Soul

Jimmy Smith's former drummer helped define the modern organ trio


November 2008    Features

Ari Hoenig: Hardcore Bop

If the coining of the term “punk rock” indicated a stripping away of the stodgy habits and bloated fripperies that were plaguing rock music in the 1970s, then “Punk Bop” seems a fitting sobriquet for the band of young trailblazers that accompany Ari Hoenig...


October 2008    At Home

Clifton Anderson

Plenty of jazz musicians and fans have pictures of Sonny Rollins hanging in their homes. Very few of them, however, choose to hang the legendary saxophonist’s junior-high class photo. But for trombonist Clifton Anderson, the Saxophone Colossus is also known...

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Shaun Brady joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 17, 2008