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T.K. Blue: The Rhythms Continue (JAJA)

To say that Randy Weston was underappreciated is not the same as saying he wasn’t appreciated; instead, it’s to acknowledge that the honors he received, which include being named a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master, never quite matched the enormity of his achievements in connecting jazz to its African roots. The Rhythms Continue … Read More “T.K. Blue: The Rhythms Continue (JAJA)”

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T.K. Blue: Latin Bird

On Latinbird, which is exactly what it says it is, alto saxophonist T.K. Blue gets the recipe right. He picks some great Charlie Parker tunes (plus two originals and “‘Round Midnight”), gives them skillful Latin arrangements of all varieties, and assembles a crack ensemble of pianist Theo Hill, bassist Essiet Okon Essiet, drummer Willie Martinez … Read More “T.K. Blue: Latin Bird”

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