Abbey Lincoln, with her voice like a sword cutting deep. Have you listened to Let Up? Have you sat down with Abbey Is Blue? Or the records she made with Max Roach when he was her husband, when she was his wife – when they were cutting deep, taking turns to be the knife. There’s […]
Ulysses Owens Jr. Songs of Freedom Resilience Music Alliance LLC Drummer Ulysses Owens Jr. has two previous albums as a leader and is known for his work with Kurt Elling, Wynton Marsalis and Christian McBride among others. But for Songs of Freedom it’s his work with Elling that provides an obvious link – for this audacious project […]
Christian McBride’s New Jawn Opera House, Wellington (8pm) Wednesday, June 6 Opening night of this year’s Jazz Festival saw a new thing (or “New Jawn”, in Philly-slang) from legendary bassist, band-leader and session-star across jazz and pop, Christian McBride.