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Bill Stewart


Percussionist Bill Stewart made his name as the rhythmic force behind guitarist John Scofield 's band, working with him for five years between 1990 and 1995. Self-taught on drums, Stewart is also a capable pianist, the instrument on which he composes. He grew up listening to his parents' jazz and R&B record collection, but otherwise jazz was a rare commodity in Iowa in the 70s and he played in a Top 40 covers band in high school as well as the school orchestra. After graduating he enrolled at the University Of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, playing in the jazz and marching bands as well as the orchestra


Uncle John's Band

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: 1. "Mr. Tambourine Man" 2. "How Deep" 3. "TV Band" 4. "Back in Time" 5. "Budo" 6. "Nothing is Forever" 7. "Old Man" 8. "The Girlfriend Chord" 9. "Stairway to the Stars" 10. "Mo Green" 11. "Mask" 12. "Somewhere" 13. "Ray's Idea" 14. "Uncle John's Band"


Short Stories

Label: Cellar Live
Released: 2023
Track listing: Mirai; Round Comes Round; Space Acres; Lighthouse; Drop of Dusk; 13/14; Message To A Friend; Bye Nashville; It Takes Two To Know One; It Takes Two To Know One (Alternate Take).


The Contrapuntist

Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Parallels To Andante Moderato; Etude on Scherzo I; Shadow of Adagio; Sketch of Scherzo II; Tableau of Andante Sostenuto; Le Miroir: Andante Moderato; Le Miroir: Scherzo I; Le Miroir: Adagio; Le Miroir: Scherzo II; Le Miroir: Andante Sostenuto.



Label: Sunnyside Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Dig; Mystic Minor; The Dip; Boosted; Just Have Faith; Seven Steps To Heaven (featuring Jeremy Pelt); She's Funny That Way; How Am I To Know.


Song of the Day

Uncle John's Band

Label: ECM Records
Released: 2023
Duration: 06:27


Article: Live Review

Detroit Jazz Festival 2023: A Tribute to a Great Jazz City

Read "Detroit Jazz Festival 2023: A Tribute to a Great Jazz City" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Detroit Jazz Festival 2023 Hart Plaza & Campus Martius Detroit, MI September 1-4, 2023 Opening night is always a gas. Whether it takes the form of the annual rite of spring in baseball, the long anticipated opening of a Broadway play, or for that matter, the opening salvo of a world ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Joni Mitchell, Daniel Villarreal, Anthony Wilson, Darcy James Argue & More

Read "Joni Mitchell, Daniel Villarreal, Anthony Wilson, Darcy James Argue & More" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

Unexpected returns, B-sides that sound as good as the A-sides, tributes to rock and folk heroes, Impulse! signing another key band of today's scene, Colorfield Records establishing itself even more as the label to follow... this and more on this week's edition of Mondo Jazz!Happy listening!Playlist Ben Allison “Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. ...


Article: Liner Notes

Lage Lund: Idlewild

Read "Lage Lund: Idlewild" reviewed by C. Andrew Hovan

An open and revealing format for any artist, the jazz trio offers rewards on many levels. Left in veracious hands, there is a spacious pocket that can be filled by any number of rhythmic and harmonic ideas, not to mention a freedom in melodic phrases which don't have to be constrained by strict chordal structures. On ...


Article: Six Picks

August 2023

Read "August 2023" reviewed by Pat Youngspiel

PJEV-Kit Downes-Hayden Chisholm Medna Roso Red Hook 2023 With the third release on his Red Hook label it is becoming increasingly clear that producer Sun Chung isn't trying to box his label's musical output into any specific jazz styling or avant-garde field of experimentation, but rather that music can and should ...


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