12/25/13 JT Notes
Art to art: René Marie's one-woman show
Saxophonist and flutist introduced new instruments, world traditions into jazz
Chile’s Melissa Aldana emerges victorious
11/16/13 JT Notes
Sound Art with John Zorn
10/16/13 JT Notes
The Ending Summer
Recap: The Night Dreamer at Town Hall, NYC, June 2013
Chilean tenor player tops fierce international competition
09/05/13 JT Notes
The world on six strings—guitars galore
09/02/13 JT Notes
Being both prolific and consistently compelling in jazz is a tough trick; it generally requires employing the same personnel and a trademark sound but convincingly reinventing the surrounding context. Guitarist Bill Frisell has managed this feat for about...
Hard-core modern jazz comes to a packed-out Madison Square Garden
A longtime utility player for John Zorn, keyboardist and composer Jamie Saft shares the maestro’s fearless versatility and his willingness to burrow deep into genre. On Chaliwa , the second album by his New Zion Trio, Saft continues to explore the wholly...
Pianist Michael Wolff and drummer Mike Clark’s Wolff & Clark Expedition is an interesting case study: This trio’s groove-minded, harmonically savory style is so accessible, yet there aren’t a lot of other bands like it. Being immediately likeable somehow...
06/13/13 JT Notes
Fender tastefully revises a modern classic
05/10/13 JT Notes
More than jazz: Maria Schneider, Fred Hersch and the concept of concepts