Tom Chandler

Tom Chandler

Although this is ostensibly a free recording, and it is in fact totally improvised, the palette that the two long-time collaborators are working with here is explicitly ton…
A NY contemporary of guys like Ben Monder and Brad Shepik, Baggetta is a versatile, lyrical guitar player with a melancholic compositional sense that lends itself to open e…
Swingin'! The second album from pianist Markley (get it? Second Intro?) has a playful forward propulsion that is impossible to deny. Go ahead. Try it. Did you succee…
The West Coast trombone genius continues his odyssey of exploring the trombone/bass/drums format, with delightful results. This time the tritet is filled out with Chris Lee…
San Diego pianist and composer Danny Green is pretty extraordinary. Still in his twenties, he has a firm grasp on a variety of Brazilian and Latin grooves, and puts it all …
After three fantastic band recordings, the young bari player has decided to make a disc entirely made up of overdubbed baritone sax ensemble. And frankly, when I hear the i…
This piano-less trio is subtly misleading, because you can listen to it and groove to Carr’s sinuous tenor sax phrasing accompanied by the nuanced, modern rhythm unit of Le…
Mellow, swinging, and thoroughly in the pocket, the Barron/Prouty duo makes some relaxed listening. I’m on the stool at the bar with the red velvet curtains, sipping a n…
Following in the footsteps of Jacques Loussier, Knudsen and his mates Daniel Olsson and Fredrik Nilsson take selected pieces from the French impressionists and use them as …
The first thing you need to know about Steve Haines is that the man knows how to swing. Both in his writing and his playing, the bassist and bandleader is a hurricane of forward motion, pushing his band into upper atmosphere, and lucky for us all, they deliver. On his new disc Stickadiboom, Haines’ working combo is joined by living legend Jimmy Cobb on drums, he of the long tenure with Miles Davis, and the sole surviving musician who played on Kind of Blue. Rob Smith plays trumpet …
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