Shaun Brady

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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


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

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Shaun Brady joined the JazzTimes community on Jun 17, 2008