Dave Wayne

Dave Wayne

I'd have a hard time thinking of a more unlikely musical combination than a horn-based jazz band performing instrumental, but more-or-less true-to-the-source versions of Ca…
So often, 2 CD sets are rife with 'for rabid fans only' musical filler and so-so material, maybe containing one CD's worth of music that garners a listener's repeated atten…
This CD bears one of the most ironic titles I've seen in quite some time - Lundbom and his group do more than "Accomplish Jazz" they find a nice sunny spot in it, an…
Artificial Joy continues Danish guitarist, keyboardist, composer, and arranger Robin Taylor's success at crafting tasty, memorable, and highly enjoyable instrumental…
Reedman and Rabbi Greg Wall was the co-leader, with trumpeter Frank London, of one of my favorite fusion bands of all time - Hasidic New Wave. His new band, The Later Proph…
Multi-instrumentalist Frank London and vocalist / keyboardist Loren Sklamberg are co-leaders of the Grammy-winning klezmer group The Klezmatics. Theirs is a musical partner…
Is it me, or is the Big Band making a resurgence in the jazz world? As unlikely as it may seem in these difficult economic times, there have been a number of high-quality b…
Though I hadn't heard of Timucin Sahin when his latest recording, "Bafa," arrived in my mailbox, the personnel in his backing band certainly made me sit up and take …
A protégé of the great Phil Woods, saxophonist and composer Jon Gordon made his first big splash during the late 1990s when he won the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Sa…
A medical doctor by training, Krzysztof Trzciñski adopted the stage name Komeda to conceal his parallel life as a jazz pianist, composer and poet from his colleagues, and f…