This recording finds the pianist entering one of Italy's most famous classical venues and channelling the flow of inspiration to shape something new. In this case, a suite of eight spontaneously created pieces referencing everything from the blues to atonality to heart-touching ballads.
‘The Window’, an album of duets with the pianist Sullivan Fortner, explores and extends the tradition of the piano-vocal duo and its expressive possibilities. With just Fortner’s deft accompaniment to support McLorin Salvant, the two are free to improvise and rhapsodize, to play freely with time, harmony, melody and phrasing.
The Party was the third hilarious outing for the three-way collaboration between Peter Sellers, director Blake Edwards and composer Henry Mancini.
The tunes are very groovy, featuring a few vocal chorus numbers, as well as sitar, guitar, and horn blasts. The music is played by a superb group of L.A. jazzmen.
The big band’s third album, Presence, is a celebration of the warmth and spirit of the elder Evans, but more importantly it’s quite simply a celebration – an approach to not only music but life that Evans inherited directly from his parents.
"One of the most exciting and original guitarists in jazz with a singular talent. Halvorson has been steadily reshaping the sound of jazz guitar in recent years with her elastic, sometimes-fluid, sometimes-shredding, wholly unique style.
Is a jazz record label created in London in 1973 by South African expatriate bassist Harry Miller, his wife Hazel Miller, and sound engineer Keith Beal. They recorded Brititsh avant-garde jazz musicians and their collaborations with expatriate South Africans. Almost every year has seen one to three new additions to the CD catalog. Most are new or unreleased recordings, and some are CD editions of the earlier LP releases.
This astonishing concert marked Gordon's first appearance ever in Japan, backed by an all-star rhythm sections consisting of Kenny Drew on piano, Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen on bass, and Albert "Tootie" Heath on drums. The album includes a 16-page booklet containing special essays by famed jazz producer Michael Cuscuna & by Dexter’s widow, Maxine .