Dear All About Jazz Readers,

If you're familiar with All About Jazz, you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help.

You can become a sustaining member for a modest $20 and in return, we'll immediately hide those pesky Google ads PLUS deliver exclusive content and provide access to future articles for a full year! This combination will not only improve your AAJ experience, it will allow us to continue to rigorously build on the great work we first started in 1995. Read on to view our project ideas...

Articles | Featured | Future

ALBUM REVIEWS

We Three: Three for All

Read "Three for All" reviewed by

We Three is a treat for the ears, twelve songs by three of jazz' strongest players: saxophonist Dave Liebman, bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Adam Nussbaum. This group combines decades of experience and friendship, and the players' mutual respect and affection radiates through the music's easy grace. As individuals, these musicians are capable of just about any jazz genre, so when you put them together, the possibilities can't help but be robust. There's an incredible variety of ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

We Three: Three For All

Read "Three For All" reviewed by

This is maybe my favourite Dave Liebman recording, in part because of the other two players on it. Drummer Adam Nussbaum composed the title track, and by alternating between the bass and guitar capacities of his instrument, Steve Swallow makes a little masterpiece of Liebman's creative improvisation. There's much more to it than pretty phrasing--nothing loose, perfect tension, no longueurs. When Swallow goes all bass on his own “Up and Adam," Liebman's tenor skips, displaying virtues associated ...

ALBUM REVIEWS

We Three: Three for All

Read "Three for All" reviewed by

Just because artists have played with each other in other contexts doesn't necessarily mean they will be successful when they come together as a unit for the first time. Saxophonist Dave Liebman has worked with electric bassist Steve Swallow before--most notably on Swallow's first release as a leader, Home (ECM, 1980)--and drummer Adam Nussbaum in an early group also featuring a young John Scofield. Nussbaum has been Swallow's drummer of choice for many years, most notably on his marvellous trio ...