Rob Johnson

Rob Johnson

In 1956 when this album was recorded, Jackie McLean was still enthralled by Bird. He had yet to have his mountainous change that occurred when he heard Ornette Coleman j…
19.08.2006

Live by Jam Camp

Published in Other - CD Reviews
Jam Camp, an aptly named group of five musicians, has released a live album. The album Live, is also aptly named. The happy fact about both band and album is t…
Caution: Read this whole review before deciding whether to buy this CD. "The project 'Around Jaco’.... has a density of its own.... " Thus states the promotional materia…
Upstate New York is fortunate to be favored by the ensemble playing and soloing of the Terry Gordon Quintet for over a decade. The rest of us are allowed to enjoy the TG…
The circumstances surrounding this album need not be covered again. Suffice it to say Sonny Rollins was not sure he wanted to play this concert and had to be talked into…
The music of Charles Mingus is unique in the history of jazz. What makes it unique is also the reason I can’t recommend the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra’s tribute album…
Charlie Shavers’ The Everest Years is a different kind of small group jazz than we’re used to hearing today. Instead of a small number of long, drawn-out pieces w…
From the first notes of "Autumn Leaves" on Red Mitchell’s final recording, Live at Port Townsend with George Cables, we know we’re in for something special. Cable…
The Monika Herzig Acoustic Project’s In Your Own Sweet Voice purports to be A Tribute to Women Composers, however only one-third of the tracks are by compo…
Transparent Horizons, the latest CD by Stich Wynston’s Modern Surfaces, starts with a rather unsubtle joke. Describing itself as "trio comprised of saxophone, gui…
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