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Ezra Weiss speaks about his new album and more.

Recently Portland-based pianist and composer Ezra Weiss released his latest album as a leader and debut album with his new form Big Band titled “We Limit Not the Truth of...

Joshua Espinoza, Journey into night | CD Review.

Baltimore based pianist Joshua Espinoza recently released his debut recording titled “Journey into night”. The album features a unique take on a rather eclectic range...

Ezra Weiss, We Limit Not the Truth of God | CD Review

I’ve received many CD’s recently that have some form of social commentary as part of their concept but none so “In your face” as the new album from...

Joey DeFrancesco, In The Key Of The Universe

Recently organist Joey DeFrancesco released his latest album on Mack Avenue titled “In The Key Of The Universe”. With this album, Joey takes a spiritual approach to the...

Joe Locke, Behind the Subtle Disguise.

Vibraphonist Joe Locke is widely considered to be one of the leading voices on his instrument. Born in California and raised in Rochester New York, Joe moved to New York City in...

The Gil Evans Orchestra, The Legacy Continues.

Early in January 1949, the first of three sessions took place that would eventually result in one of the most seminal recordings in the history of jazz, The Birth of the Cool....

Gregor Lisser speaks about his Double Quartet

Earlier this year a CD arrived on my desk from Swiss percussionist Gregor Lisser. Immediately what caught my attention with this CD was the line-up, a double quartet featuring a...

Peter Hedrich speaks about “New Hope” and more.

German trombonist Peter Hedrich released his debut album as a leader in April 2018. The album titled “New Hope” and features Peter’s long-time mentor Jiggs...

Hashima, an Interview with Igor Miškovic

Serbian quartet Hashima has become one of the countries leading exponents of the contemporary jazz scene. The concept of Hashima began as a cycle of poems that were inspired by...

Apple to announce the end of iTunes

In 2001 Apple introduced iTunes, the service that largely ended the wild west of illegal downloads and piracy. Yesterday Bloomberg reported that at the Apple developer...

Fred Hersch – On the Vanguard of the Trio

Anyone who’s been around the jazz scene in the last few years needs no introduction to pianist Fred Hersch. With a number of successful albums, a string of Grammy®...