Jazz Notes: Vinnie Cutro CD Release Party By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger
photo by Geoff Countryman Jazz Happenings for the Week of March 22 By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger This week: Dave Douglas brings his jazz-brass-quartet project Brass Ecstasy to the Village Vanguard, Rufus Reid plays Whole Foods, Shamie Royston … Continue reading
I just read Ben Ratliff’s excellent critique of “Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology” at the New York Times. I have disagreed vehemently with Mr. Ratliff on these electronic pages before, but this time he really hit the nail on the head. … Continue reading
At the Portland Jazz Festival, Delicate Issues and Joyful Audiences By Alex W. Rodriguez for A Blog Supreme/NPR Jazz
I forgot to link to this when it ran last month: a review of Anil Prasad’s 2010 book, Innerviews, for the JJA News website. Read the whole thing here — but most important, be sure to check out the Innerviews … Continue reading
John Hollenbeck Large Ensemble: Big Band Is Both Masterful and Innovative By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger
Jazz Notes: Diane Moser, Paul Motian, Cedar Walton, Savion Glover By Alex W. Rodriguez for the Star-Ledger This time, the title really does say it all.