Allen Morrison

Allen’s Contributions


08/01/16    Features

Catching Up With Russell Malone

Guitarist discusses 30-year career


09/27/15    Albums

Search for Peace
Heads of State

These four elder statesmen of postbop—Gary Bartz, alto and soprano saxophones; Larry Willis, piano; Buster Williams, bass; and Al Foster, drums—had crossed paths many times but never played together as a quartet before an engagement last fall at New York...


09/01/15    Albums

Space Time Continuum
Aaron Diehl

On pianist-composer Aaron Diehl’s fourth album as a leader, his choices of both material and sidemen illuminate his recording’s title: The 29-year-old from Columbus, Ohio, creates an environment in which historic and contemporary styles of jazz, as well...


06/27/15    Albums

Jive Samba
Duduka da Fonseca

If you think that Brazilian-influenced jazz might be a bit passé, you don’t know Duduka. Drummer Duduka da Fonseca, that is, who wrote the book on Brazilian drumming, literally, with his Brazilian Rhythms for Drumset , first published in 1993. Ever since...


06/22/15    Features

Jonathan Kreisberg: The Underdog

Guitarist maintains high standards and a low profile


06/19/15    Albums

Love Looks Good on You
Russell Malone

In his 11th album as a leader and his first for HighNote, Russell Malone demonstrates the clear, thoughtful tone, tasty phrase-making and rhythmic mastery that have made him one of today’s finest exponents of the mainstream jazz guitar tradition of Wes Montgomery...


05/28/15    Albums

Great American Songs Through the Years
Jeff Hamilton Trio

For those who might think the great tradition of crisply arranged, deeply swinging piano trios ended with the passing of Oscar Peterson and Ray Brown, there is good news in the form of drummer Jeff Hamilton’s latest recording with his highly accomplished...


05/06/15    Concerts

Review: The New York Hot Jazz Festival

All-star hot-jazz and swing fun at a historic NYC venue


03/20/15    Albums

Justin Kauflin

Expectations for Justin Kauflin’s second album, produced by Quincy Jones, have been high following the success of Keep on Keepin’ On , the award-winning documentary about the young pianist’s close friendship with nonagenarian trumpet legend and jazz educator...


03/16/15    Concerts

Turning 90, Drummer Roy Haynes Celebrates with Metheny and McBride

Innovative and inexhaustible at the Blue Note


02/16/13    Concerts

Luciana Souza/Romero Lubambo at the Jazz Standard 2/13/13

"An altogether affecting display of dramatic vocal prowess"

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About Allen Morrison

Allen Morrison joined the JazzTimes community on Feb 16, 2013