A review of Remembrance by the John Patitucci Trio
05/02/09 Community Articles
Joe Lovano's work along three dimensions of modern jazz is considered.
Drummer Paul Motian (pronounced, if you didn't get it, like motion) has had a life. He won fame and (I hope) fortune with the Bill Evans Trio. It is no small thing to be part of the Evans Village Vanguard recordings. Since that time he has laid down the...
Trane liked to experiment with textured sound. His turn on the soprano sax is a good example. His arrangement of low horns on the Africa Brass Sessions is another. And then there is his work with Eric Dolphy. But his very first recording included a baritone...
03/29/09 Community Articles
Eric Dolphy is, I suspect, a problem for historians of jazz. On the one hand, he was surely one of the most inventive composers of the jazz era. On the other, it is not see easy to trace his influence in the way that Coltrane or Ornette Coleman's silhouettes...
03/22/09 Community Articles
I find it curious that Thelonious Monk's middle name was Sphere. What was that about? Perhaps no composer in the history of jazz has so often or so accurately been described as "angular." Monk always seems to be coming at the melody from an obscure, if not...
A review of Miles Davis box sets, including his Prestige recordings, and the Live at Stockholm 1960 sets with John Coltrane and Sonny Stitt.
03/21/09 Community Articles
Jazz and Film Noire combine.
About Kenneth Blanchard
Kenneth Blanchard joined the JazzTimes community on Mar 18, 2009