Edward Kane

Edward Kane

2005 marks the 20th year anniversary of the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra; taken from a May, 2004 concert at the Manchester Craftsmen's Guild in Pittsburgh, the release o…
Jamie Oldaker's Mad Dogs & Okies is a very enjoyable CD for fans of the kind of laid-back, rootsy records the drummer made with Eric Clapton in the 1970s and 80s as …
Delbert McClinton has long been one of the most consistent and original singer/songwriters working in and around the blues. Cost of Living, his first release in over…
Singer Chris McNulty's latest disc Dance Delicioso is indeed the tasty treat the title promises. The recipe is simple: start with equal parts originals and standards…
Much of contemporary avant garde jazz seems to accentuate the avant garde aspect of the proposition at the expense of the jazz part. Sound on Survival, however, exempts the…
Firedance is a collection of improvised dialogs between violinist India Cooke and bassist Joelle Leandre recorded at last year's Guelph (Ontario) Jazz Festival. It's…
Vijay Iyer's Reimagining is a fine album and one of the biggest releases yet from the revitalized Savoy Jazz label. Savoy has brought out discs from several dis…
One of the more memorable debut albums of recent years was Lizz Wright's 2003 Verve release Salt. The follow-up CD, Dreaming Wide Awake, builds on the promise…
The Wayne Shorter Quartet is back on disc with Beyond the Sound Barrier, another collection of live recordings. And it is tempting to look at it that simply; Foot…
Smokey Robinson's status as a singer and songwriter of rhythm and blues is the same as Sugar Ray Robinson achieved in boxing: the undisputed champion. My World: The Defi…