Anouar Brahem: Blue Maqams Review

Anouar Brahem Blue Maqams

Like a lot of jazz fans, I first heard oud player Anouar Brahem when he teamed with soprano saxophonist, bass clarinetist John Surman and double bassist Dave Holland for their 1997 album Thimar, a hauntingly beautiful and moody collection ...CONTINUE

Matthew Shipp, Mat Walerian, William Parker: This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People Review

Matthew Shipp Mat Walerian William Parker This Is Beautiful Because We Are Beautiful People

Having recorded one live album on their own (2015’s excellent Live At Okuden) and a second live album as a trio with drummer Hamid Drake (2016’s also excellent Live At Okuden), the jazz duo of pianist, organist Matthew ...CONTINUE

Ambrose Akinmusire: A Rift In Decorum: Live At The Village Vanguard Review

When it comes to jazz, the oeuvres of John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, and Dexter Gordon guarantee that there’s more than enough albums by sax-led quartets to go around. And when it comes to sax- and trumpet-led quintets, well, once you ...CONTINUE

Miles Davis Quintet Freedom Jazz Dance The Bootleg Series Volume 5 Review

Since they kicked it off in 2011 with the excellent Live In Europe 1967: The Bootleg Series Volume 1, Columbia/Legacy’s Bootleg series has presented some amazing, previously unheard live music from the late, great jazz trumpeter Miles Davis. And ...CONTINUE