Edward Kane

Edward Kane

Live at Yoshi's, recorded in late 2001 at the famed Oakland jazz club, is one of two very different recently released quartet dates featuring Bay Area saxophonist St…
All That I Am is the latest all-star effort from Santana. As on the Supernatural and Shaman albums, Carlos Santana & Co. somehow manage to take a dispa…
Blue Yonder is one of the most wildly exploratory piano trio dates I've heard in a long time. Steve Lantner's probing style recalls nothing so much as the v…
Nullius in Verba is a thought-provoking guitar trio date from bassist Nicholas D'Amato's Royal Society. The Society's geodesic improvisations draw from several diffe…
Fire in the Soul is a very nice trio date from pianist Bob Ravenscroft. This is a live album with a somewhat unusual provenance. The recordings document per…
The latest effort from Swedish blues diva Louise Hoffsten, from Linkoping to Memphis, shows quite a bit of artistic growth on her part. Whereas the singer mostly stu…
Dwight Trible is one of the most soulful and unique vocalists in the Los Angeles jazz scene. Still relatively young, Trible has made his mark as a member of the bands of su…
The Small Hours seems a fitting title for this new release from vocalist Andrea Wolper. Her vocals are sultry and the musical accompaniment suggestively sparse. The …
Maceo Parker's School's In! is a very likable disc with quite a bit going for it. The album has a conceptual base, but one that is pleasantly light and whimsica…
Vibraphonist Mark Sherman's One Step Closer is a fine collection of straight-ahead jazz. With a background split between jazz and orchestral music, Sherman plays his…