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Brad Jones

New York born Brad Christopher Jones is a bassist, composer, and educator. He has recorded, performed, and toured around the world with a diverse array of artists that include Ornette Coleman, Elvis Costello, Elvin Jones, David Byrne, Muhal Richard Abrams, Sheryl Crow, Cassandra Wilson, Dave Douglas, Vernon Reid, John Zorn, Don Byron, Marc Ribot, and The Jazz Passengers. Brad has released four recordings under his own leadership with three separate projects: “UNCIVILIZED POISE” and “THE EMBODIMENT” with his band Aka Alias, “POURING MY HEART IN” with the Brad Jones Quartet, and his latest entitled “AVANT LOUNGE” with his project of the same name. Brad is also an experienced educator who has taught workshops and master classes in France, Italy, Canada, and Mexico and is part of the music faculty at Columbia University in New York City.


Article: Radio & Podcasts

James Brandon Lewis, Federico Ughi, Matthew Shipp & Fall Raye

Read "James Brandon Lewis, Federico Ughi, Matthew Shipp & Fall Raye" reviewed by Maurice Hogue

There are a lot of superlatives for the playing of saxophonist James Brandon Lewis floating about these days, and they're all well-deserved. JBL continues to make great music. His new Transfiguration with his quartet of Aruan Ortiz, Brad Jones & Chad Taylor--out on the Intakt label from Switzerland---keeps the momentum rolling. Mark this one down for ...


Serranias: Sketchbook For Piano Trio

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2023
Track listing: Shaw 'Nuff (Siento Un Bombo); En Forma De Guajira; Memorias Del Monte; Los Tres Golpes; Canto De Tambores Y Caracoles; Huellas (Interlude I); Serranias; Black Like Thunderstone (one); Like A Changui (Montuno); ...And Shadows (Interlude II); Lullaby For The End Times.

Article: Live Review

Bologna Jazz Festival 2023

Read "Bologna Jazz Festival 2023" reviewed by Libero Farnè

Bologna Jazz Festival 2023 Bologna, Forlì, Ferrara, Modena Varie sedi 3--27.11.2023 Ron Carter, Bill Frisell, Steve Coleman, The Bad Plus, Bill Carrothers, Hiromi, Samara Joy, Joey Calderazzo, Greg Osby, David Kikoski, Mark Guiliana, James Brandon Lewis, Sullivan Fortner, Kassa Overall, Mononeon, Chris Potter, John Scofield, Eric Alexander, Vincent Herring... Bisogna ammettere ...


Article: Radio & Podcasts

Violin Works For Jazz, Coltrane Between Miles And Sheets Of Sound

Read "Violin Works For Jazz, Coltrane Between Miles And Sheets Of Sound" reviewed by David Brown

In week's edition we visit vivacious violin works in jazz from Ray Nance of the Ellington Outfit, Billy Bang & His Quartet, Jennifer Curtis with Tyshawn Sorley and a new release form NYC-based South Korean violinist Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim. We'll also check in on some post Miles, pre-Atlantic/Impulse recordings from John Coltrane. Teddy Wilson the ...


Article: Album Review

Aruán Ortiz Trio: Serranias: Sketchbook For Piano Trio

Read "Serranias: Sketchbook For Piano Trio" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

Pianist Aruan Ortiz hails from Santiago de Cuba, but he has resided in the United States for two decades. Musically he is a first cousin to pianist Matthew Shipp with his approachable and often intense and avant-garde keyboard style; and he seems a stylistic grandson to Thelonious Monk with his joyful angularities and off-kilter interludes. But ...


Article: Interview

Leonard E. Jones: Taking Control Of Destiny

Read "Leonard E. Jones: Taking Control Of Destiny" reviewed by Barbara Ina Frenz

Bassist and photographer Leonard E. Jones laid the foundation of his musical and artistic ideas as an original member of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians. The AACM ranks as the most well-known and influential organization of the 1960s under African American leadership that created American experimental music through challenging “racialized limitations on venues ...


Seriana Promethea

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: Seriana Promethea; Necktar; Metouka Sheli (Ballad For Adrienne); Rainbows For Julia; Switchin' In The Kitchen; Anita Et Annita; If You Want Me To Stay; Am Gone Get Some.


Molecular Systemic Music Live

Label: Intakt Records
Released: 2022
Track listing: CD 1: A Lotus Speaks; Helix; Of First Importance; Molecular. CD 2:An Anguish Departed; Cesaire; Neasha; Loverly; Breaking Code.


Article: Year in Review

Ludovico Granvassu's Garden Of Jazzy Delights 2022

Read "Ludovico Granvassu's Garden Of Jazzy Delights 2022" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

The depth and range of the music that jazz players have put on record in 2022 are so big that summarizing this “year in jazz" by selecting only ten albums feels akin to taking the photo of a breath-taking landscape with an ultra-low resolution camera... Ten years from now, how is one supposed to understand how ...


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