Larry Taylor

Larry Taylor

In Seraphic Light three great musicians, Joe Lovano, Dave Liebman and Ravi Coltrane get together as Saxophone Summit to further the legacy of the great jazz innovato…
It’s always great when a jazz star, off the national scene for years, reappears, sounding just as good as ever. This is the case with tenor sax veteran Hadley Caliman and h…
On the Up and Up, the second CD from this talented British group, is made up of a pleasing mixture of bop, blues and ballads, spiced with a couple surprises. This…
It is always great news when a significant recording from the past is discovered and released. Such is the case with Horace Silver Live at Newport ‘58. Michael Cu…
Vocalist Dianne Reeves, four-time Grammy winner, has an impressive CD release coming in April, When You know, her first album of new material in five years. As well,…
It seems like there are jazz groups worth listening to in every corner of the country. That is the case with Evidence Jazz Group from Grand Rapids, Michigan. Its leader, re…
Need for Peace shows off trumpeter Fabio Morgera’s considerable talent on trumpet. He also plays cornet and fleugelhorn, as well as sings on the disc. If this wasn’t…
I thoroughly enjoyed Notes to and from My Friends, starring Bobby Floyd on organ, with his exuberant trio, playing a slew of standout tracks. Group regulars are Dere…
Skip Wilkins Quintet Volume II, released last year, contains nine original tunes by the leader, some terrific, all interesting. What’s more, this is definitely a gro…
How fortunate that Branford Marsalis recorded clarinetist Alvin Batiste before he died on May 7, 2007. Tragically ironic, he passed the day before he was to be honored in a…