Pasquale Grasso Solo Ballads Sony Music Entertainment Pasquale Grasso has freakish talent – here on a set of solo guitar pieces he plays his sincere, respectful renditions of established classics. No funny business, this is not some Marc Ribot deconstruction, instead think of the tone and taste of Jim Hall, the technique of Pat Metheny, […]
Various Artists: I Still Play Nonesuch Records I Still Play is a compilation of brand new solo piano compositions by composers across jazz, classical, pop and experimental (modern) music that have recorded for the Nonesuch Records label. The majority of the works are performed by classical pianist and composer Timo Andres (who also contributes a […]
David S. Ware New Quartet Théâtre Garonne, 2008 Aum Fidelity David S. Ware lost his battle with kidney failure in 2012 – it was a blood infection that got him following on from his 2009 transplant. He played in pain and without many people knowing for the last two decades of his career. Including here […]
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.
Pat Metheny, New Chautauqua (1979) It took me a while to really get Pat Metheny. I mean, you get that the dude can fuckin play! You get that as soon as you hear him. And every time you hear him. But it’s whether you want to hear that kind of playing. I guess I was […]