Performances included Cécile McLorin Salvant, Randy Weston and more
Shy folk charm and dazzle in Georgia
Amid a potent lineup, triumphant Reeves stands out
Horns meet mallets for a new kind of showdown
The divas dominate in South Carolina
March 20-April 5 in Savannah, Georgia
An eclectic mix in Charleston
International lineup flashes virtuosity and fire
Let the wailing and hand-wringing begin. The phenomenal young jazz bassist/singer/arranger/producer, who scored an upset victory over Justin Bieber in taking the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 2011, now has a follow-up to the CD that cemented her stature...
Parisian pianist Benoît Delbecq and Canadian clarinetist François Houle don’t collaborate very often. Their three Songlines recordings span 14 years, with their previous summit meeting, Dice Thrown , released in 2002. Yet they remain resolutely exploratory...
An all-star galaxy at a festival within a festival
Jenny Scheinman always makes her next move a guessing game. The mercurial fiddler telegraphed this one when her Mischief & Mayhem quartet played the Village Vanguard in July 2010, adjourning to a Brooklyn recording studio with guitarist Nels Cline, bassist...
With frequently changing personnel and leadership, ONJ has been remarkably chameleonic during its 25 years, sometimes, as when Paolo Damiani was at the helm for Charmediterranéen in 2003, veering from idiom to idiom as we moved from track to track. The French...
A fine and mellow jazz lineup running the gamut from Dianne Reeves to Trombone Shorty
Perry Tannenbaum reviews select jazz performances during music festival in Savannah, Georgia, held on March 24-April 9, 2011
May 2011 Albums
After three releases on Posi-Tone leading small combos from the piano, 31-year-old Israeli native Ehud Asherie switches over to Hammond organ for his latest quartet outing, Organic. Fats Waller and Count Basie come readily to mind as jazz immortals who doubled...
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Perry Tannenbaum joined the JazzTimes community on Dec 11, 2008