C. Andrew Hovan

C. Andrew Hovan

At times living in the shadow of brother Walt, pianist Joel Weiskopf is a serious jazz pianist with an individualistic style that is an amalgam of a great number of influen…
Still the leader of the pack when it comes to reissues, the Verve Music Group has had a banner year with a wealth of intriguing product that comes from a vast number of cat…
Success can be somewhat of a double-edged sword for artists, particularly when they peak to great heights somewhat early in terms of their chronological years. As such, few…
With the one year anniversary of the passing of bassist Ray Brown just around the corner, it’s not surprising to see this two-disc package of what amounts to the final stud…
I can first remember being aware of the Savoy Records label when I discovered a two-record set of Charlie Parker sides that were issued at the time by Arista Records. I lit…
While most jazz fans would consider the Blue Note archives to be the pick of the litter when it comes to the material stashed in the Capitol vaults, there is an even far…
When it comes to piano trio jazz, the late Bill Evans ushered in more than his share of innovations. Breaking free of the merely rhythmic function that bass and drums had t…
Since 1969, creative improvisational music has had a home thanks to the auspices of producer Manfred Eicher and his Editions of Contemporary Music (hint: that’s the long wa…
It’s a telling sign to note that by the end of the ‘60s many of the small independent labels that had played such a large part in the documentation of mainstream jazz were …
The gutsy and powerful attack that clearly marks Houston Person as one of our endearing "boss tenors" has kept him at the forefront of the popular mainstream for over three…
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