Roy Haynes A Life in Time: The Roy Haynes Story (Dreyfus) This is no mere boxed set. This is a history of modern jazz with a common thread: the great drummer Roy Haynes. Aside from being a terrific omnibus of 60 years’ worth of jazz, it’s a showcase of Haynes’ [...]Read more >>
Bennie Maupin The Jewel In The Lotus (ECM) Let’s cut to the chase. The Jewel In The Lotus is one of the unheralded masterpieces of the 1970s. It’s a slippery album that doesn’t fit easy categories: An ECM release that sounds nothing like the rest of their crystalline catalog, an [...]Read more >>
Eddie Daniels Homecoming: Eddie Daniels Live at the Iridium (IPO) Jazz fans know Eddie Daniels as the clarinetist who recorded a slew of easygoing albums for the GRP label in the ’80s and early ’90s. Two facts may be less well known about Daniels. First, musicians regard him as one [...]Read more >>
Sonny Fortune You And The Night And The Music (18th And Vine) Sonny Fortune has long been one of the most powerful alto-saxophonists in jazz even though he never seems to rank high in the jazz polls. Year after year, Fortune plays solid music, improvises with passion, and stretches the [...]Read more >>
Willie “The Lion” Smith and Don Ewell Stride Piano Duets (Delmark) Willie “The Lion” Smith was one of the “big three” stride-pianists of the 1920s, often playing at rent parties and jam sessions with his pals James P. Johnson and Fats Waller. Smith, who wasn’t often featured on records until [...]Read more >>
Buena Vista Social Club At Carnegie Hall (Nonesuch) Few could have imagined a decade ago the impact of the original Buena Vista Social Club. The recording and documentary film helped to revive the popularity of traditional Cuban music while also breathing new life into the careers of several musicians, some [...]Read more >>
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