The Six Best Jazz Records For People Who Hate Jazz
One would expect Ryan Wasoba’s blog on “The Six Best Jazz Records For People Who Hate Jazz” to include crowd-pleasers like “Kind Of Blue” or “Cast Your Fate To The Wind” or “Poinciana.” But Ryan is targeting people who hate jazz that is retro and complacent. So he jumps into the deep end of the pool with 6 magnificent recordings that cover the last forty years beginning with Dolphy, Coltrane, Hutcherson and Hill and moving through to guitarist Mary Halvorson. A lot more fun than I was anticipating.
-Michael CuscunaRead More
McCoy Tyner and Friends Jam at SFJazz
One of the first video nuggets from SFJazz: McCoy Tyner, playing his composition Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit, with Joe Lovano, tenor saxophone, Esperanza Spalding, bass and Eric Harland, drums, and playing the blues with a group of West Coast players,including Bobby Hutcherson, John Handy, Joshua Redman, Bill Frisell and bassist Matt Penman.Read More