Bill Falconer

Bill Falconer

Start with the perfect match- Michel Legrand's eloquent melodies and the insightful lyrics of Alan and Marilyn Bergman . Add the silky voice of Nat's younger brother. Back …
Lennie Tristano's musical approach, developed in the forties, provided an alternative to bop and was a harbinger of free jazz. It wasn't for everyone, but then what music i…
The great jazz divas displayed a number of qualities. Ella -swinging agility; Betty Carter and Carmen McRae- inventive rhythmic phrasing; Sarah Vaughan-that incredible rang…
The cliches are true. Monk was "quirky" and "eccentric". Others had difficulty playing with him because of his complicated harmonies and shifting accents. Yet he wrote joyf…
The best tribute to a jazz master is not slavish imitation but recognizing his spirit. That's what the "Allstars" deliver in this hard-driving live recording from a Hamburg…
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