Richard C. Anderson

Richard C. Anderson

Music in general, and jazz in particular, has advanced so much over the past 40 or so years that the compositions of pianist Andrew Hill’s new disc, Time Lines, don’…
Hippies, good sex, high times, the rise of youth culture. Even those of us who were too young to remember them (or maybe, especially those of us who were too young too reme…
Sometimes fusion comes across as a lazy attempt at creativity. Too often musicians attempt to pass off a reggae beat beneath a standard, an exotic mode in a pop number, or …
Years ago, I randomly picked up a CD titled Bass Desires by some guy, a bassist named Marc Johnson. It featured a couple other players I’d never heard of - a sax pla…
I’m officially back on the Bill Frisell bandwagon. I took a little time off the late ’90s and early ’00s, having become a little bored with the guitarist’s "Americana" phas…
Wow! What a woman! Internationally touring jazz pianist. Subversive alto whose singing soothes and disturbs at the same time. 2003 Guggenheim fellowship winner. Patricia Ba…
I tend to greet "Best of" albums with skepticism. So many are cheap attempts to resell the same old tracks in a different package. And it’s such a subjective undertaking an…
More and more often in this post-post-modern world of sampling, remixes and reconcievings, you come across artistic endeavors about which you can only ask, "Why?" A new rem…
Joe Zawinul is probably best known as the versatile keyboardist for fusion pioneers Weather Report. But his part in the story of American jazz goes back over a decade earli…
Maryland guitarist Rob Levit knows his way around his instrument, that’s for sure. He’s a consummate musician and a dedicated artist, and he has a deep, passionate creative…
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