An extraordinary love creates and extraordinary jazz album but not in the way one would expect.
The fifth album with Hristo Vitchev in the leadership role, it is a foray into what musicians in harmony can achieve.
With an album full of his own original compositions, Nerio DeGracia brings his full talents to bear to create a fresh exploration into a classic style.
In his second solo guitar release, Goh Kurosawa harnesses his power and speed to create something delicate and deliberate.
12/08/12 Community Articles
George Colligan moved to Portland, Oregon in 2011 and the mutual influence has been impressive.
Melissa Aldana has successfully built upon the foundation of her first CD "Free Fall" with a mature and blistering advance on "Second Cycle."
Farnell Newton is one of Portland, Oregon's premiere jazz artists who is also an educator in Jazz Studies at Portland State University. He manages to gather the best and the brightest and offer up brilliant jazz.
10/28/12 Community Articles
After all the struggles and trials suffered by Paraguay, perhaps a well-earned Latin Grammy is just what a nation needs.
First released on January 1, 2006, this impressive debut album was almost lost due to the failure of its label. Now Farnell Newton has re-released it under his own label and it was worth the wait.
Aimée Allen has brought together jazz standards and original compositions that all become equally her own with her charming and moving vocal interpretations and declarations.
Maestro Eugene Marlow of Baruch College(CUNY) and the Heritage Ensemble has provided an album featuring the complex rhythms of Afro-Cuban and Brazilian jazz. The results are eduational and inspirational.
Steven Kroon's fourth CD was released in 2011 and did not get the attention it deserved. The arrangements and performances are first-rate and are worthy of notice.
New Orleans-born Kevin Louis has assembled a formidable line-up for his debut release entitled "Music is My Religion." Robert Glasper adds wit and wisdom to the recording.
In a fascinating tribute to Thelonious Monk and Mongo Santamaria, Wilson "Chembo" Corniel has offered a powerful, intricate and beautiful album that is historically reverent while still being exploratory.
A truly wonderful new recording by Berta Rojas and Paquito D'Rivera. Forget labels like Latin jazz or classical guitar...this is beautiful and emotional music.
An inspiring and powerful album that celebrates the textures, tones and temperaments of Latin Jazz alongside free jazz, fusion and more.
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