Joshua Redman Quartet Come What May Nonesuch In the two decades since the Joshua Redman Quartet last recorded together their leader has gone in all directions as featured soloist, cameo artist and collaborator (The Bad Plus, Brad Mehldau) working with tone and timbre to shape his playing and songwriting.
Albert “Tootie” Heath/Ethan Iverson/Ben Street Philadelphia Beat Sunnyside Records On their third record together as a trio, following a live set of standards and the more recent gem, Tootie’s Tempo, bassist Ben Street and pianist Ethan Iverson are back in their supporting roles flanking journeyman jazz drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath. As I write this he’s […]
The Bad Plus The Rite of Spring Sony Masterworks If you know the work – world – of The Bad Plus already you’ll know this trio has taken music from electronica, rock and pop and given it a jazz-makeover, with often dazzling results. It’s a no-brainer to have them twist out their version of Stravinsky’s […]