09/25/14 Overdue Ovation
Amid divergent influences, a guiding inner voice
An archive that sings
Released eight days after the pianist turned 30, Aaron Parks’ Arborescence is understandably preoccupied with growth. If one’s first solo album is a rite of passage, this expansive, impressionistic outing sounds like a vision quest. For 50 minutes, Parks...
Mixing eras, cultures and attitudes with trademark panache
It’s easy to have mixed feelings about guitarist John Scofield’s Überjam Deux . Back in 2002, the first installment refused to sit still: It beeped, buzzed, whirred and grooved. A year later, Up All Night felt like a rightful successor, continuing to retrace...
Until now, sheer variety has distinguished Chris Morrissey. His 2009 debut, The Morning World , was vigorous but pixelated, like a photomosaic: Each track was a bullet point of something else the bassist could be. North Hero is a more focused, intense and...
Out of high culture and pop culture, forging an unforgettable identity
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Saxophonist’s masterful orchestral gig highlights Blue Note Jazz Festival
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