Richard C. Anderson

Richard C. Anderson

The world saw the passing of the 100th anniversary of Hoagland Howard Carmichael, aka "Hoagy," on Nov. 11, 1899, without much hoopla. In the past few years the lawyer-turne…
If a good album is like a journey, and a good journey seems to go by in a flash, Medeski Martin & Wood’s latest disc, Uninvisible, is a very good album.Like a jou…
The superlative "best big band in America" doesn’t inspires much awe these days. Big bands still bring to mind old guys in matching jackets playing anesthetizing arrangemen…
Saxophonist Greg Osby has been at the cutting edge of jazz since he hit the scene in the mid-’80s. As a founding member of the M-BASE (Macro-Basic Array of Structured Extem…
Guitarist Bill Frisell begins his new self-entitled CD with a chord. It starts like something out of a Joni Mitchell song, but over the course of a single second it disinte…
Success has its pitfalls. When you’re arguably the hottest working band in jazz, for instance, expectations run high.In 1997 and ’99, the Dave Holland Quintet made two d…
The days of innovation in music are far from being over.Witness pianist Jason Moran’s body of work, most recently his 2001 Blue Note release, Black Stars. Here is…
One favorite thing about music is its propensity for cross-fertilization, its ability to pull from many disparate sources and create something new, even to create new feeli…
Guitarist John Scofield is one of the few musicians whose sound has remained distinctive even as he’s moved forward and grown. Over the decades, he’s honed a style that doe…
A lot of musicians make a record to show off their skill, promote themselves, make a pile of dough. While promotion and profit probably were not completely out of mind when vocalist Tierney Sutton cut her latest disc, Desire, her mode of operation resulted in something more.

As with their previous album, 2007’s On the Other Side, the Tierney Sutton Band brought to Burbank’s NRG Studios their sterling chops, a carefully selected set culled from the Great American Songbook, and an …

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