November 2010 Albums
Shaun Brady reviews album featuring collaboration between two saxophonists
October 2010 Features
The blues- and folk-informed Fight the Big Bull makes a go of it from Richmond, Va.
Amid mounting institutional indifference, Geri Allen passes on the lessons that were given to her
September 2010 Albums
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...
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
At 80, a master declares, “I don't like to look back.”
March 2009 Features
Jimmy Smith's former drummer helped define the modern organ trio
November 2008 Features
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
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...
August 2008 At Home
In a sense, the South Philadelphia rowhouse that Pat Martino calls home is a reflection of the dramatic schism that brought him back to it, at once a reminder of the past and a blank slate which he’s laboriously rebuilt from scratch. Martino’s parents bought...
April 2008 At Home
“I’m not a superstitious person, by any stretch of the imagination,” insists Gerald Veasley, a claim borne out by the fact that immediately upon taking a seat on the large, comfortable green couch in the bassist’s living room, I’m greeted in rapid succession...
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Shaun Brady joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 17, 2008