Issue 39:1
Sept/Oct 2015
Magazine Contents

Jazz

Decca Eloquence has re-released recordings made for Decca in London and Vienna by the classically trained Rumanian gypsy Ion Voicu, who, after taking lessons from Rumanian...

On April 12, Herbie Hancock spent the evening of his 75th birthday at Symphony Hall playing a typically relaxed, and strikingly adventurous, duo piano set with...

The one frustrating thing about this album is that the back cover tells you that the tracks were recorded live at various nightclubs but doesn’t tell...

Reviewing this release was both a joy and a struggle for me: a joy, because I’ve been a huge Alice Babs fan for nearly a half...

This is one of those rare CDs that I live for but so seldom get: truly interesting and creative new music, performed by musicians who really...

Valentin Radutiu is scarcely the first jazz cellist in history—that distinction goes to the late Oscar Pettiford—but he is among the most recent. The notes tell...

This is one of those discs that inevitably is considered “jazz” but which I review periodically. I’m not trying to poach on Michael Ullman’s territory; rather,...

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