Joshua Redman: Compass

For his second straight trio album (and 13th overall since 1993), super-talented/adventurously creative tenor and soprano saxophonist Joshua Redman, 40, has taken what he started on 2007’s Back East (acoustic s...

Various Artists: Hommage A Nesuhi

To put one man’s lifework in the confines of a box may be a daunting task for someone whose history is as plentiful as producer Nesuhi Ertegun (1917-1989) but Rhino, in this five-disc spectacular, has succeeded...

McCoy Tyner: Guitars

Pianist McCoy Tyner, after being in one of the alltime great jazz quartets in history with saxman John Coltrane, drummer Elvin Jones and bassist Jimmy Garrison (1961-1965), has continued exploring the outer lim...

Mavis Staples: We’ll Never Turn Back

Now 68, Mavis Staples still has that lowball growly soulful swoon of a voice that can move mountains. For her first album in three years, she’s taken songs associated with the civil rights movement of the 1960s...