Reviews

Ezra Weiss & The Rob Scheps Band | Our Path To This Moment

This album sees the Rob Scheps Big Band tackle the works of composer Ezra Weiss, with Weiss himself providing piano on some of the tracks. It creates an old school big band sound...

Teus Nobel, Liquid Music Quintet | Flow

Teus Nobel (*1982) started playing the trumpet when he was nine. Now aged thirty one he has already won several awards in the Netherlands and is a member of the Dutch Royal Air...

Alex Wilson | Trio

Alex Wilson spent much of last year touring the world as musical director and featured pianist for guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela and far from being drained by their frenetic...

Matt Bianco | Hideaway

British band Matt Bianco release their latest album ‘Hideaway’ on March 8th 2013. Despite many misconceptions throughout the years, Matt Bianco is the name of the band...

Marc Myers | Why Jazz Happened

Why Jazz Happened is not your typical history of jazz. You won’t get long biographies of Coltrane, Davis, and Monk. You won’t get in-depth analyses of great songs,...

The Cover Art of Blue Note Records: The Collection

This is a must for anyone who loves the stunning and historical cover art of one of jazz’ most legendary labels, Blue Note. There are literally hundreds of covers from some...

DownBeat | The Great Jazz Interviews

Large format,soft cover,with the articles/interviews arranged in chronological order,starting in the 1930’s through the 2000’s. The soft cover is substantial and would...

Miles Davis | The Complete Illustrated History

For fans of Miles Davis (like me) this is a great book to add to the library. The chapters (beginning in 1926) are broken down into chronological periods, with different writers...

Bill Evans: How My Heart Sings

I’ve enjoyed Pettinger’s unpretentious study of Evans’ life and music as much as any comparable jazz title that comes to mind. The British author admits that he...

Jazzology: The Encyclopedia of Jazz Theory for All Musicians

Although it is only one of many jazz theory books on my shelf, I find that this book sticks out for its breadth and applicability to performing and arranging in the jazz idiom....

Jazz : A Film By Ken Burns (2001)

The old saying goes that one should never talk about religion or politics in polite company. After reading several reviews about this series on this page, I wonder if jazz should...