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Madeline Eastman: Can You Hear Me Now?

Madeline Eastman

Matt Wilson seems to have become the most in-demand timekeeper in jazz, and deservedly so. Wilson, ably assisted by bassist Rufus Reid and pianist Randy Porter, provides subtly superlative backing for San Franciscan vocalist Madeline Eastman as she follows a delightfully twisted path on her first live release. Eastman is never content to move straight ahead when turns both smooth and sharp, left and right, can lead to fresh vistas.

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