Lyn Horton

Lyn Horton

Trios make headway when the members can transcend their interdependence. Since each musician has his own identity, he can move independently of the others in the musical…
A corner of the music world where female jazz vocalists congregate often is an intimate club setting. The jazz standard is standard fare. Uprooting jazz standards necess…
Every now and then a recording comes out which renews the realization of how richly creative improvised music can be. What is intriguing is the idea of the well of intro…
It is never too late to write about a recording that is beautiful enough to defy time. So it can be said of The Free Zen Society on Thirsty Ear, which came out in…
It might be easy to forget that the piano is a percussion instrument because it is used as a solo instrument constantly and has a history that has made it untouchable as…
Surprisingly, listening to a recording in an intimate setting brings out the best in what the recording offers. This is the case with Change Over Time by the Soni…
Dave Burrell manages brilliantly to convey his concept of tempo on his new release, Momentum, on High Two. It takes about two seconds to realize that what is goin…
Everything in this recording tells me that the music is electronically generated until I hear the piano, the organ, bass and drums. The music becomes organic. The acoust…
Turning up the volume to hear Pulling Strings clarified everything. It is a genderless pas-de-deux with strings. Muscular, dramatic and straightforward.To …
The beauty about Paradise Road, from the Steve Lantner Quartet, is that it is different every time you listen. The conglomerate of abstractions becomes a m…
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