After a blistering first album--done in the studio--Tim Berne's Snakeoil returns to the studio after an early career of almost exclusively releasing live recordings.
While never truly departing from Jazz, Goh Kurosawa and his trio cross musical borders without a passport.
Departing the Bach performance canon, Keith Jarrett and Michelle Makarski advance a beautiful understanding of the heart of Bach.
In an incredible debut album, I Know You Well Miss Clara breathes fresh life into a well-loved Jazz form.
This is an adventure in piano virtuosity and expression. Billy Lester does tribute to past masters while weaving a narrative fitting of the title.
Hristo Vitchev follows up his brillant quartet album "Familiar Fields" with a heart-rending duo with clarinet virtuoso Liubomir Krastev.
09/12/13 Community Articles
As she embarks on a new tour in support of her album "Salsa Roja," Berta Rojas takes the time for an interview about the album and an amazing orchestra of "recycled instruments."
MoonJune Records has issued a 2013 re-release of Allan Holdworth's 2001 recording.
After the sweeping success of her Jazz collaboration with Paquito D'Rivera, Berta Rojas returns with something incredible.
Piano maestro George Colligan teams with Boriz Kozlov, Donald Edwards and Jaleel Shaw to bring something wonderful.
08/12/13 Community Articles
There are times when I hear recordings that I know will stay with me for the rest of my life. One such album was my pleasure to review in March of 2013. It was by Hristo Vitchev Quartet and was entitled “Familiar Fields.” The CD is loaded with music that...
Following up on his successful first CD in the "Two Duos" series, Randy Klein scores again with the acclaimed guitarist Alex Skolnick and bass virtuoso Boris Kozlov in twelve duos of delicacy, whimsy and remembrance.
In an time when electric jazz and jazz fusion were considered ready for extinction, Art 'Spike' Schloemer introduces "second generation fusion."
06/28/13 Community Articles
Under the inspiration and guidance of guitar great Goh Kurosawa, an event has been created-and now continues-in the Artist District of Los Angeles on the first Sunday of every month. It is an assembly dedicated to performances, live workshops and gear-talk...
Farnell Newton and FNMUSICWEB have found another winner. This quintet of young lions have the roar and the rumble to seize attention.
05/29/13 Community Articles
Something exciting is coming this Sunday, June 2, 2013 at ArtShare LA. It is the inaugural gathering of “Brilliant Strings.” This is a fresh and energetic music series that gathers for music and discussion and sharing on the first Sunday of each month in...
About Travis Rogers
Born into a musical family with a classically trained pianist mother and a choir director/pastor father, Travis Rogers Jr. began his musical education by sitting on the piano bench with his mother as she played the classics. After beginning formal lessons at the age of eight, he became interested in the history, analysis, and form of music literature. In his teens, Travis was introduced to the recordings of Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea and a sweet madness was born.
Born into a musical family with a classically trained pianist mother and a choir director/pastor father, Travis Rogers Jr. began his musical education by sitting on the piano bench with his mother as she played the classics. After beginning formal lessons at the age of eight, he became interested in the history, analysis, and form of music literature.
In his teens, Travis was introduced to the recordings of Keith Jarrett and Chick Corea and a sweet madness was born.
Travis Rogers joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 29, 2012