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Alexander Hawkins: Iron Into Wind

Read "Iron Into Wind" reviewed by John Sharpe

On his second solo album pianist Alexander Hawkins creates an adventurous and deeply personal synthesis which draws from both jazz and classical wellsprings. One of the foremost representatives of an exciting younger generation of British musicians, his talents are on display not only on his own projects, like Uproot (Intakt, 2018), but with growing circle of ...


Joe Lovano Us Five: Kennett Square, PA, January 19, 2013

Read "Joe Lovano Us Five: Kennett Square, PA, January 19, 2013" reviewed by Troy Collins

Joe Lovano Us Five
Longwood Gardens
Kennett Square, PA
January 19, 2013

Renowned saxophonist Joe Lovano brought his esteemed Us Five ensemble to Kennett Square's bucolic Longwood Gardens on a crisp January evening, touring in support of Cross Culture, his 23rd release for Blue Note Records. Performing in the Conservatory's intimate ballroom, the unconventional lineup ...


Joe Lovano / Us Five: Bird Songs

Read "Bird Songs" reviewed by Troy Collins

An inquisitive musician with a reverence for tradition, Grammy-winning saxophonist Joe Lovano has recorded a number of unique tributes to artists who have inspired him, including Enrico Caruso and Frank Sinatra. But none of his previous homages, not even 52nd Street Themes (Blue Note, 2000), his love letter to the bebop era, are as relevant to ...


The Jazz Session #91: Mike Stern

The Jazz Session #91: Mike Stern

Guitarist Mike Stern has played with everyone. And yes, that includes Miles Davis. After decades in the business, he could easily be resting on his laurels. Instead, hes pushing himself into new territory, as displayed on his CD Big Neighborhood (Heads Up, 2009), which finds him in the company of everyone from Esperanza Spaulding to Randy ...


JJA's 13th Annual Jazz Awards - Join Us!

JJA's 13th Annual Jazz Awards - Join Us!

Mark your calendar! 13th Annual JJA Jazz Awards
June 16, 2009
at The Jazz Standard
116 E. 27th Street
New York, NY Join us at the JJA's 13th Annual Jazz Awards as we... Announce our 2009 award winners (see nominees below) Honor winners and nominees in more than 40 ...