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Luther Hughes / Cannonball-Coltrane Project: Things Are Getting Better

Read "Things Are Getting Better" reviewed by Woodrow Wilkins

Match the stylings of two of the most revered jazz saxophonists, and you're likely to come up with The Cannonball-Coltrane Project. This five-piece ensemble pays homage to Julian “Cannonball" Adderley and John Coltrane.

Bassist Luther Hughes says the idea came to him as he was listening to The Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago (Mercury, ...

Cannonball Adderley with Milt Jackson: Things Are Getting Better

Read "Things Are Getting Better" reviewed by David Rickert

Despite the title, with a lineup like this, it’s hard to believe that things could get any better. The obvious attraction is the chance to see two gifted improvisers in Adderley and Jackson trade licks, and the results sure don’t disappoint. The format is familiar; mostly a selection of blues, soul, and standard tunes played with ...

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Crissy Lee and Her All-Female Orchestra: Things Are Getting Better

Read "Things Are Getting Better" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As if to confirm the promise of drummer Crissy Lee’s debut recording, the moment I placed it in the drawer of my CD player and pressed “play,” things started getting appreciably better around my house. Ms. Lee has marshaled quite a talented array of sharpshooters, and one can sense a seriousness of purpose among them that ...