05/18/10 By Lyn Horton
Lyn Horton profiles renowned rhythm section of William Parker and Hamid Drake
05/17/10 By Tara Nurin
Profile by Tara Nurin of bassist Amy Shook and her group, the DC-based Shook/Russo Quartet.
03/11/10 By C.T. Goodman
The slow and steady rise of Baltimore-based jazz/soul singer Maysa
03/01/10 By Lyn Horton
Lyn Horton profiles the free form pianist and learns the basis for his explorations
January/February 2009 By Bill Milkowski
Saxophonist Tim Ries turned some heads back in 2005 with The Rolling Stones Project, which featured jazzy interpretations of Stones staples like “Satisfaction,” “Gimme Shelter,” “Street Fighting Man” and a greasy organ trio rendition of “Honky Tonk Women”...
December 2008 By Michael J. West
Mary Halvorson’s music is best described as “slightly off.” Indeed, that’s how she herself describes it: “I would say about my compositional style, and I think it’s true for my guitar playing as well, that I like to have things that are slightly off. Chords...
December 2008 By Christopher Loudon
When cultures clash, there is typically friction, but occasionally unexpected harmony. Musically speaking, vocalist Charmaine Clamor orchestrated the latter when she combined her two greatest loves—the traditional kundiman of her native Philippines and American...
December 2008 By David R. Adler
Like many musicians, drummer Francisco Mela is impatient with categories, but he’s willing to pin down his mercurial concept as “free jazz Latin.” With his second album as a leader, Cirio: Live at the Blue Note, the New York-based Cuban native continues...
November 2008 By David R. Adler
I think all my records have a roundness to them,” says singer-songwriter Rebecca Martin. “Some records are angular, but I think of my records as big circles.” On The Growing Season, her fourth solo release and her debut on the Sunnyside label, Martin widens...
November 2008 By Bill Milkowski
In 2008, fusion came back in a big way through two tours—Chick Corea with the triumphant Return to Forever reunion and John McLaughlin with his 4th Dimension Band. Those two jazz-rock stalwarts will join forces this fall for a European tour with their Five...