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Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste: Reverso – Suite Ravel (Phonoart/Alternate Side)

In the early part of the 20th century, plenty of classical composers were quick to label and dismiss jazz as lowbrow entertainment. France’s Maurice Ravel, however, wasn’t one of them. He completely opened his mind and ears to the music during a visit to the U.S. in 1928, checking out the scene at the Savoy … Read More “Ryan Keberle & Frank Woeste: Reverso – Suite Ravel (Phonoart/Alternate Side)”

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Dave Douglas and Frank Woeste: Dada People

Produced with the support of the French American Jazz Exchange, Dada People is trumpeter Dave Douglas and pianist Frank Woeste’s paean to surrealist photographer Man Ray (he’s the gent glaring from the cover photo, alongside fellow Surrealist Salvador Dalí). While these 10 tracks never reach, or even really attempt, the heights of abstracted hysteria found … Read More “Dave Douglas and Frank Woeste: Dada People”

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