Edward Kane

Edward Kane

John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie had an amazing career in jazz, one all but unparalleled in its combination of longevity, quality and influential nature. Shout! Factory sets it…
The man with the horn: it's not merely a famous jazz standard, but the public face of the music itself. When one thinks of musicians who have influenced not only the sound …
Moving Forward, Standing Still is an interesting and diverse outing from flutist and composer Jamie Baum. Her writing claims inspiration from the giants of early twe…
Recorded live in 1964 at a club in Providence, RI, Havin' A Good Time documents for the first time on disc the only known performance together by Joe Williams and Be…
Bassist Moppa Elliott's Mostly Other People Do the Killing features a kaleidoscope of jazz from a four-piece band that often sounds larger. Despite a statement of pu…
Mountains and Plains is a pleasant release from the Rich Halley Trio. Saxophonist Halley, bassist Clyde Reed and drummer/percussionist Dave Storrs create nine expans…
Holly Hoffman is part of a very small minority in jazz. I don't mean that she is a female instrumentalist; though they are still outnumbered by the men, the number of di…
At 35 years and counting, ZZ Top has enjoyed the longest run of any major rock band without experiencing any changes in its original line-up. The Texas trio of guitarist Bi…
Pianist and composer Kris Davis displays considerable talent in both roles on her CD Lifespan. She weaves interesting melodic passages into her extended, discursivel…
This recording, produced and released by Los Angeles avant gardist Vinny Golia, features an interesting avant garde jazz quartet from Italy called Less of Five. The group i…