Rant ‘N’ Roll: Jazz

Trilogy (Stretch Records/Concord Jazz), by Chick Corea, is a milestone recording in the piano legend’s 50-year career chronicling a world tour in trio format with master musicians (and leaders in their own ...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Jazz Festival

Arguably the greatest jazz album of 2011 was When The Heart Emerges Glistening, a masterful debut from composer/trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire, born and raised in Oakland, California. It had everything and wa...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Jazzin’ It

The New York band of trumpeter Ralph Alessi is perfect for his mysterioso pilgrimages into outer and inner space on Baida (ECM). Time itself is altered on the title-track. It stands still, then seemingly mo...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Jazzin’ It

For only his eighth studio album since his 1983 Suddenly debut, multi-instrumentalist native New Yorker Marcus Miller, 63, (the man who wrote “Tutu” for Miles Davis) is back with the absolutely stunning and...
article placeholder

Alyssa Graham: Defying The Industry

After an incident with a bossy label-rep and time spent studying at New England Conservatory, this jazz artist has never been more convinced of her goals. Despite the pressures of the music industry, Alyssa Gra...