Brian S. Lunde

Brian S. Lunde

Manual Valera is a rising young lion in jazz, and one listen to his latest record, Currents, should convince you. It's an impressive display of modern jazz craftwork…
If ever there was a contest to choose a poster boy for "it's not over 'till it's over," Mort Weiss would be a strong contender. At 66 years of age, he picked up his clar…
Some people become well-known as a result of sheer determination that overcomes their lack of natural talent; others are gifted beyond measure with talent and never beco…
The Here & Now quintet's debut record, Break of Day, is a fine introduction to some young jazz musicians who began to build their sound during their high school y…
In these difficult economic times, we would do well to remember that good things can come from adversity, even if the payoff is in the distance. Benny Powell is living p…
Even casual jazz fans will recognize the name Brubeck. Pianist Dave Brubeck led a popular 1950s quartet that recorded the now instantly recognizable "Take Five," a rare …
Largely self-taught, pianist Wayne Horvitz was first noticed in 1980s in his native New York where he became a part of the "experimental improv" or avant-garde club and …
If there's such thing as a sure thing in jazz, it's taking a group of legends and putting them together in one band. Because the heart of jazz is cooperative improvisati…
Khan Jamal, born in 1946 in Florida, began playing the vibes at the age of 18 and has been a fixture on the Philadelphia jazz scene for many years. This record, released…
Whit Williams is an iconic Baltimore jazz musician, having been a fixture in the city for over fifty years as a reed player, arranger, and educator. Naturally, he's work…
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