Mark Keresman

Mark Keresman

Jazz and musics indigenous to other lands once known as "ethnic" sounds, more recently as "world music" or if it’s danceable/grooveable, "world beat" have long been chum…
Welcome to the world from when sprang Thomas Mapfumo - he’s endured all that un-niceness and more. He’s from Zimbabwe (born 1945) and though influenced by Otis Redding a…
Drummer Jeff "Tain" Watts, who spark-plugged bands of both Marsalis brothers, Harry Connick Jr., and the late Michael Brecker, is back with his sixth disc as leader. Watts …
The Doctor is mos def in one of jazz’s all-time Hammond organ champions, Dr. Lonnie Smith, returns with his fifth platter since the new mi…
Trumpeter/composer Jon Hassell has worked with innovators Brian Eno and La Monte Young, along with immersing himself in the traditional musics of Africa and Asia. The re…
While comparatively uncommon in the past couple of decades, twin-tenor sax combos were a happening thing Sonny Stitt/Gene Ammons, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis/Johnny Grif…
Step into the Wayback Machine for a history lesson: Once upon a time there was a genre known as Western Swing it was an all-American mutant music, an amalgam of the "Wes…
On one hand you’ve got the free/out-jazz posse that looks upon anything "accessible" (that is, accessible to others besides themselves and their friends and adherents) a…
I’m a believer in quality over quantity, but jeez, this Bob Mover fellow takes it maybe too far It Amazes Me is only his seventh studio session as a leader sinc…
When she started out she was known simply as Lucinda, her repertoire consisting of traditional country blues stylistically she recalled the early years of Bonnie Raitt (…