Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor

Tim Hagans’ lyrical trumpet and pianist Marc Copland’s stand-out compositions and arrangements are on display in Alone Together. Although fresh and inventive in i…
One of this reviewer’s joys: A new CD comes in featuring a relative unknown and-from the first listen-I'm elated as to how good it is. Such is Eli Yamin’s You Can’t Buy …
In Guitars, McCoy Tyner, the great pianist, teams up with five stringed-instrument players, each uniquely different, to produce a diverse, very listenable CD. The co…
Last year marked the 70th anniversary of Blue Note Records, the paragon of jazz labels. Recognizing this auspicious occasion, the company issued the CD Mosaic: A Celebra…
This new CD, Fade, by vibraphonist Tim Collins reflects a grab bag of styles all the way from contemporary rock to modern classical, including punk, blues and str…
Drummer Joe Haynes is a dynamic, controlling presence in this excellent new CD, Transitions. He inspires his trio, helping shape their solos with appropriate flouris…
George Colligan’s new CD Runaway contains a combination of mainstream, fusion and new age jazz, in all originals by the leader. To this listener, the most successful…
Many excellent jazz musicians go relatively unnoticed in their careers. Well known and respected among fellow players, they often settle down to playing gigs locally, away …
It’s good to hear a rising, young, straight-ahead, tenor performer such as Yaron Elyashiv. His soloing and improvisational skills bring to mind legendary greats Dexter Gord…
In Mercator, pianist/keyboardist Nick Manson has gathered a group of top musicians to record a CD commemorating Roby Duke, who died last year at 51.Manson hails f…