Content by tag "Gateway"

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jon Cowherd Quartet: featuring Steve Cardenas, Tony Scherr and Brian Blade: Gateway

Read "Gateway" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Pianist/keyboardist Jon Cowherd has been a regular member of the Brian Blade Fellowship through its four releases dating back to the group's self-titled debut in 1998 (Blue Note Records). He has recorded with Cassandra Wilson, Lizz Wright and Myron Walden (also of Fellowship) as well, but the Kentucky native has a background that extends to country ...

Wolfgang Muthspiel: Driftwood

Read "Wolfgang Muthspiel: Driftwood" reviewed by John Kelman

Since studying at Berklee College of Music and returning to his home in Austria--though not before releasing a number of American-based recordings either on his own or as a member of bands led by people like Gary Burton, Marc Johnson and Patricia Barber--guitarist Wolfgang Muthspiel has largely been focusing on his career through Material Records, the ...

ARTICLE: EXTENDED ANALYSIS

Jack DeJohnette: Special Edition

Read "Jack DeJohnette: Special Edition" reviewed by John Kelman

With drummer/keyboardist Jack DeJohnette entering his eighth decade on planet earth, he's managed to accomplish what few other drummers have. Recipient of the 2012 NEA Jazz Masters Award, there are few jazz drummer s alive today who can cite as many recordings as the Chicago-born DeJohnette can, nor are there many who have been on such ...

ARTICLE: LIVE REVIEWS

Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 4-8: June 21-23, 2012

Read "Ottawa Jazz Festival, Days 4-8: June 21-23, 2012" reviewed by John Kelman

Days 1-3 | Days 4-8


TD Ottawa International Jazz Festival
Ottawa, Canada

June 21-Jul 1, 2012

With a total of five main venues--the main stage at Confederation Park, the Studio and Fourth Stage in the National Arts Centre, the OLG Stage tent across the street from Confederation Park at City ...

Arild Andersen: Celebration

Read "Arild Andersen: Celebration" reviewed by John Kelman

Arild Andersen
Celebration
ECM Records
2012

With all the activities surrounding the 40th anniversary of ECM Records in 2009--from a three-day festival-within-a-festival at that year's Enjoy Jazz Festival in Mannheim, Germany, and the budget-priced Touchstone Series reissue of forty essential ECM titles, to the publication of an all-German book of commissioned ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jack DeJohnette: Sound Travels

Read "Sound Travels" reviewed by John Kelman

Turning 70 and being awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowship would be enough to make 2012 a special year for Jack DeJohnette, but Sound Travels transcends mere celebration of the veteran drummer/pianist/bandleader's broad swath of accomplishments since emerging, in the mid-1960s, with saxophonist Charles Lloyd's massively successful quartet.

His ...

ARTICLE: INTERVIEWS

Jack DeJohnette: Time and Space

Read "Jack DeJohnette: Time and Space" reviewed by John Kelman

It begins with the sound of a resonating bell, followed by a gently cascading piano solo that gradually assumes shape and form, hovering around two chords and creating an inviting ambiance that resolves with another ringing of the bell, segueing gently into the groove-heavy “Salsa for Luisito." The track is “Enter Here," and the album is ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jed Levy: Gateway

Read "Gateway" reviewed by Budd Kopman

Some players seem to enjoy the adventure of not knowing with whom they are going to play with next, while others would rather develop the interpersonal communication that can only come with time. Since jazz is, at its core, an improvisational art, playing in the moment is the ideal, with different kinds of music requiring different ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Jed Levy: Gateway

Read "Gateway" reviewed by Terrell Kent Holmes

Listening to Gateway, by tenor man Jed Levy, is like walking along a familiar street and being pleased by previously unnoticed nuances in the architecture of a building. Levy's tunes are small samples of exploration. With a different number of bars, a key change or a different tempo, Levy takes the listener to unexpected places.