Issue 37:6
July/Aug 2014
Magazine Contents

Jazz

I talked to pianist Vijay Iyer at the tail end of March after a long day for both of us. We met in the Cambridge apartment...

This overblown and pretentious set is grandiosely titled Flying Under the Radar: The World of Robert Ackerman, Box 2. The liner notes indicate that Bob Ackerman,...

A warning: do not put this CD on if you are tired, have a headache, or are otherwise in the mood for something at least reasonably...

This fascinating disc, titled Don Cherry Live in Stockholm, features the intrepid avant-garde trumpeter in settings with Swedish musicians, including an extended suite with special guest...

Despite the album title, this was not really Evans’s very last concert; that took place in San Francisco’s Keystone Korner a month later, the last night...

Available at CD Baby and Amazon This 2012 CD is the only Lorraine Feather release that somehow escaped my notice, a reworking of 13 stride piano...

Here’s an odd disc (titled Monk’s Mood ) juxtaposing the rhythmically quirky music of Thelonious Monk with the even quirkier compositions (and solo playing) of soprano...

The actual title of this disc is Turn out the Stars, but it should more appropriately be called Bill Evans Turns Into Movie Music. Mind you,...

One of the most brilliant and haunted musicians of the 20th century, Bud Powell (1924–66) developed a style of improvisation that was to prove influential on...

Some of the great jazz pianists of the past are imitable by modern players—Morton, Johnson, Waller, Wilson, Basie, Cole, even Tristano and Bill Evans—but a few...

I’m always open to new sounds and styles in jazz except for one: fusion. I absolutely HATE fusion, and I will tell you why. As someone...

Available at CD Baby and Amazon I discovered this artist entirely by accident on YouTube. I was actually looking for more recordings than those I already...