International lineup flashes virtuosity and fire
Let the wailing and hand-wringing begin. The phenomenal young jazz bassist/singer/arranger/producer, who scored an upset victory over Justin Bieber in taking the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2011, now has a follow-up to the CD that cemented her stature...
Parisian pianist Benoît Delbecq and Canadian clarinetist François Houle don’t collaborate very often. Their three Songlines recordings span 14 years, with their previous summit meeting, Dice Thrown , released in 2002. Yet they remain resolutely exploratory...
An all-star galaxy at a festival within a festival
Jenny Scheinman always makes her next move a guessing game. The mercurial fiddler telegraphed this one when her Mischief & Mayhem quartet played the Village Vanguard in July 2010, adjourning to a Brooklyn recording studio with guitarist Nels Cline, bassist...
With frequently changing personnel and leadership, ONJ has been remarkably chameleonic during its 25 years, sometimes, as when Paolo Damiani was at the helm for Charmediterranéen in 2003, veering from idiom to idiom as we moved from track to track. The French...
A fine and mellow jazz lineup running the gamut from Dianne Reeves to Trombone Shorty
Perry Tannenbaum reviews select jazz performances during music festival in Savannah, Georgia, held on March 24-April 9, 2011
May 2011 Albums
After three releases on Posi-Tone leading small combos from the piano, 31-year-old Israeli native Ehud Asherie switches over to Hammond organ for his latest quartet outing, Organic. Fats Waller and Count Basie come readily to mind as jazz immortals who doubled...
May 2011 Albums
On Welcome to New York, his first-ever solo-piano collection, Asherie’s mastery of various masters’ styles, from Waller and Tatum and Dave McKenna on down, puts him in the elite group of heritage pianists who rode in on the wave of Wynton Marsalis traditionalism...
May 2011 Albums
With his smooth, mellow-toned lucidity, tenor saxophonist Terry Myers evokes memories of swing-era stalwarts Bud Freeman and Budd Johnson. But when he lathers up—or pulls out his soprano sax—the thrust and grit of Zoot Sims come to mind. The fun begins as...
Review of performance on January 29, 2011 at Rose Hall
October 2010 Albums
If the titles of this sextet’s recent discs for Sharp Nine, The Lineup and Return of the Lineup , suggested that the group was in a creative rut, fans can rest assured that this first effort on their new label isn’t a desperate flailing around for fresh...
Perry Tannenbaum reviews jazz segment of Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina
Perry Tannenbaum reviews performances by Clayton Brothers, Bill Frisell Trio, Ken Peplowski, Ben Tucker and Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Bas at festival in Savannah, Ga.
April 2010 Albums
Fans of Egberto Gismonti probably expected him to play throughout his new two-CD set, but as with Meeting Point , Gismonti’s 1997 ECM outing featuring the Lithuanian State Symphony Orchestra, classical convention trumps jazz tradition. Gismonti is merely...
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Perry Tannenbaum joined the JazzTimes community on Dec 11, 2008