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Aki Takase/David Murray: Cherry-Sakura (Intakt)

Twenty-five years before recording their new duo album, almost to the day, Aki Takase and David Murray recorded Blue Monk, on which they explore some of the hidden dimensions of Thelonious Monk via four of his tunes. On Cherry-Sakura, they get back on that bicycle built for two with an exuberant take on Monk’s “Let’s … Read More “Aki Takase/David Murray: Cherry-Sakura (Intakt)”

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Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio: Perfection

As great as saxophonist David Murray, pianist Geri Allen and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington are separately, it’s truly difficult to remember the last time any of them sounded as good as they all do together on Perfection. The members of the jazz “power trio” share a chemistry that gives their music remarkable strength. That chemistry … Read More “Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio: Perfection”

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