Shaun Brady

Shaun’s Contributions


03/26/12    Albums

Crossroads Unseen
Jason Kao Hwang/Edge

The third outing by adventurous violinist Jason Kao Hwang’s avant-chamber-jazz group Edge, Crossroads Unseen , consists of five pieces showcasing the stunning extended vocabulary of each member of the quartet. The seemingly narrow palette of violin/viola...


03/22/12    Overdue Ovation

Overdue Ovation: Dave Burrell

The Art of War


02/22/12    Albums

Live At the South Bank
Kieran Hebden/Steve Reid/ Mats Gustafsson

It serves as a fitting testament to drummer Steve Reid’s expansive imagination that a career beginning with James Brown and Horace Silver progressed to the point where his final years were spent in intense communication with the novel sounds of a British...


02/08/12    Features

Vijay Iyer: 21st Century Jazzman

The prolific pianist isn't trying to change the world; he just doesn't want to be bored


01/11/12    Albums

Suno Suno
Rez Abbasi's Invocation

Don’t get hung up on the fact that Rez Abbasi’s new album is being touted as his attempt to blend jazz and the devotional Qawwali music of his native Pakistan. Suno Suno is hardly another world-music hybrid grafting the surface trappings of one tradition...


12/16/11    Features

Giacomo Gates & the Music of Gil Scott-Heron

A loving tribute, recorded prior to the legend's death but released afterward


11/22/11    Albums

Tim Berne

Shaun Brady reviews 'Insomnia,' the new release by saxophonist Tim Berne


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

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Shaun Brady joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 17, 2008