Having learned to find and make a place for himself in the bands of George Duke and Miles Davis, John Scofield has gone on to perform similar magic with artists as disparate as Medeski Martin & Wood plus Phil Lesh.
Some analytics up front. I sat down and tried to come up with a guess as to how many complete albums I listen to a year. A rough approximation. My guess is about 1,000, a little less than three a day. You can come up with your own number. Next I...
London Brew’s album was conceived as something other than a dot-for-dot copy of Bitches Brew. Davis’ recording was not reimagined, recalibrated, reconstructed or any other rewhatevered, but instead used as a launch pad for new explorations. The Barbican performance was even more semi-detached.
The six jazz thrillers for this week are widely diverse—from a big band outlier, a soaring two-sax front line and an expression of the ideas from an esoteric teacher. What they all have in common are their thrilling cohesiveness, gripping rhythms and compelling melodies.
Ron Carter and his ensemble, the Foursight Quartet, recently performed on November 9th at the prestigious Voll Damm Festival Jazz Barcelona, a global benchmark for jazz music. The festival offers various activities that cater to music aficionados and enthusiasts alike.
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