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Big Jazz on SmallsLIVE

Read "Big Jazz on SmallsLIVE" reviewed by Bob Kenselaar

Since its launch in 2010, the SmallsLIVE record label has been offering a substantial sampling of the outstanding jazz talent consistently featured at Smalls Jazz Club in New York City's Greenwich Village. Musicians who appear on the label range from the great veterans Harold Mabern and Jimmy Cobb to contemporary players at the top of their ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Joe Lovano: Folk Art

Read "Folk Art" reviewed by Jeff Stockton

Some jazz artists enter a period in their careers where they've said all they have to say yet carry on, eking out a living, resting on laurels and simply playing out the string. Not saxophonist Joe Lovano. Folk Art is his 22nd recording for Blue Note alone, a run that has been marked by artistic consistency ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Esperanza Spalding Live at Central Park Summerstage

Read "Esperanza Spalding Live at Central Park Summerstage" reviewed by Ernest Barteldes

Esperanza Spalding
Central Park Summerstage
New York, New York
June 28, 2009

The Oregon-born bassist and vocalist seems to have found her voice as an entertainer. At least comparing what we saw last Sunday with her performances at the Jazz Standard earlier this year, one could notice that Spalding has ...