Brian S. Lunde

Brian S. Lunde

As if to make a statement about this quintet's intentions, Mason opens with Coltrane's "Moments Notice." It is a light, airy version, with drummer Juanma Nieto …
If you enjoy contemporary straight-ahead jazz, this record is sure to please. Penman is a bassist from New Zealand who relocated to New York in 1995, and this is his sec…
The jazz trio is of course one of the pillars of instrumentation for the expression of jazz music. It contains only the essential ingredients: rhythm, a bass line foundatio…
One of the non-musical challenges every recording artist faces is what to title their records. There are doubtless many approaches to this task, from seeking serious ins…
Brooke Sofferman, a former student of John Abercrombie's, is an 'emerging' tour-de-force in neo-bop jazz. As you will sense immediately when you spin Fine Whines,…
To gain an understanding of the density of Claire Ritter's musical persona, consider the following influences that make their way into her work for Waltzing The Sple…
Tenor saxophonist Jane Fair demonstrates why she is a much-beloved fixture of the Canadian jazz scene with the release of Chances Are. Recorded live at The Cellar…
The Jon Hemmersam/Dom Minasi Quartet opens immediately with a statement about its jazz style: the tune "Sprint" announces that the musician's intentions are to …
Marty Ehrlich and Myra Melford have been collaborating since 2000, and Spark! is evidence of the supernatural musical bond the two have built with each other. You …
Greg Chako is one of those musicians who has been inexorably pulled into a professional jazz career despite numerous obstacles in his personal life as well as his own at…
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