Shaun Dale

Shaun Dale

Over the years, I've seen a lot of noteworthy clubs described as the Mecca of jazz. The Blue Note, the Blackhawk, the Vanguard, Jazz Alley, you know the names. One I've nev…
Although saxophonist Michael S. Doyle organized the quintet a decade ago, this is only the second recording from the Grand Rapids, MI, based Evidence. With a sound that ech…
This is the second recorded matchup of Duke Robillard, who has established one of the finest reputations in the blues field since he founded Roomful Of Blues in the late se…
Saxophonist Nathan Childers picked an appropriate name for his debut release. There's a brightness and energy in his thoroughly modern blend of straight-ahead, fusion and w…
This couldn't have been an easy session to lead. Sure, pianist Steve Kuhn can count a lot of experience as a leader, and his resume as a sideman is as impressive as they co…
Manhattan Autumn is pianist David Hazeltine's fourteenth album as a leader in just seven years, but there's no evidence that his creativity is anywhere near exhauste…
It's been a number of years since "He played with Miles." was saxophonist Kenny Garrett's most significant credit. Although he was one of the brighter talents to emerge fro…
Bassist Joshua Bayer leads an excellent quartet through nine tracks on Lines And Grooves, eight of them his original compostions. It's a straight-ahead affair, with …
Saxophonist Christian Winther, a graduate of the University of New Orleans Jazz Studies Program can be counted as yet another success story for the Program's Director Emeri…
Tangled Roots is a song cycle about a friendship, one that starts in childhood, is interrupted for twenty years, and is renewed and enhanced by the passage of time. …