Lucy Tauss is a New York City-based music journalist and longtime JazzTimes contributor. She is also a radio and audio producer/writer/editor/journalist who covers news, entertainment and everything in between.
Retro-soul meets new-school production on Boney James’ futuresoul. The contemporary jazz saxophonist built a highly successful career on a sound deeply rooted in R&B, and … Read More “Boney James: futuresoul”
Brazilian-born, now New York-based acoustic bassist and bandleader Nilson Matta finds distinctive, sometimes unexpected ways to present well-known compositions on EastSideRioDrive. Matta is joined by … Read More “Nilson Matta: EastSideRioDrive”
Marking his 30th anniversary as a solo recording artist this year, saxophonist Richard Elliot delivers Lip Service, an amiable but predictable set filled with the … Read More “Richard Elliot: Lip Service”
On his latest disc, Gerald Albright offers a high-energy contemporary jazz set that puts the veteran saxophonist’s dizzying array of talents amply on display. Not … Read More “Gerald Albright: Slam Dunk”
The 10-track Tenacity is saxophonist Paul Taylor’s 10th album, and the smooth-jazz star continues to find interesting new settings for his sweet, appealing sax sound. … Read More “Paul Taylor: Tenacity”
Producer-guitarist Jean-Paul “Bluey” Maunick, the main force behind the popular British acid-jazz outfit Incognito, steps out as a leader on his debut solo album, Leap … Read More “Bluey: Leap of Faith”