Mark Keresman

Mark Keresman

Multi-instrumentalist and improv-wizardress Kali Z. Fasteau -- the artist formerly known as Zusaan Kali Fasteau -- is an amazing musician/performer, one that ought to be…
By the time these original recordings were completed, early-to-late 1990s, the late John Lee Hooker was comfortably in Elder Statesman (Statesperson?) Status. Somebody a…
For those digging the world music-charged whoop of the Pierre Dǿrge New Jungle Orchestra (where Ellington hangs with Fela Kuti, Eric Dolphy jams with Django Reinhar…
Guitarist Joel Harrison is a jazz musician of the generation(s) for which non-jazz inspirations are not anathema -- or, to put it far more simply, he's no elitist snob. …
Satoko Fujii is a Japanese pianist/composer whose (mostly) avant-garde key-cracking abilities have been raved about previously on these cyber-pages by yours truly -- Car…
When it comes to the Golden Age of fusion, let's get arbitrary: 1968-1974. Many speak with reverence of Miles, Gary Burton, Larry Coryell, the (original) Mahavishnu Orch…
When you're a blues guy with a sobriquet including the words "magic" and "slim," you'd better have the goods. The Essential is a best-of collection drawing upon…
In retrospect, the 1970s got a bad rap -- sure, there was Viet Nam, Nixon, disco, gas shortages, and really bad TV, but there was an awful lot of musical creativity goin…
Here are three masters of improvised jazz from two continents, presented in one duo (piano/drums) and three trio contexts, live in Zurich 1998 & 2004. Irene Schweizer is…
O, when will this Myra Melford gal be acknowledged as one of jazz's here-and-now treasures, as a pianist, composer, and bandleader? Yes, it's an unfair world in which we…