Shaun Brady

Shaun’s Contributions


11/16/11    Overdue Ovation

Composer/Arranger/Conductor Karl Berger

A Zen master relishes the here and now


07/05/11    Albums

BB&C (Berne, Black & Cline)

Shaun Brady reviews new album from saxophonist Tim Berne, drummer Jim Black and guitarist Nels Cline

07/05/11    Albums

Old and Unwise
Bruno Chevillon/Tim Berne

Tim Berne’s prodigious discography is mostly stocked with collections of his monumentally scaled compositions, sprawling musical roadmaps for laborious treks through ever-changing landscapes. These two new releases, however, are both wholly improvised sessions...


06/06/11    Features

Gordon Goodwin & the Big Phat Band

Gordon Goodwin and the Big Phat Band make big-band music for the masses


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

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Shaun Brady joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 17, 2008