It was like the first time I saw an Art Tatum transcription book. Unbelievable...– Ahmad Jamal to me in 2010.
There was a swirling mass of water that lived in a quiet pond It asked...– Whirlpool
Robert Glasper Experiment Black Radio (Blue...
In a recent DownBeat cover story pianist Robert Glasper says that he’s basically looking for trouble by blending hip-hop, improv and swing, and that he’s got no problem with what people think of the resultant chemistry on his new album because jazz needs “a big-ass slap.” Black Radio does indeed entwine the three elements above, but it would be hard to deem its music as a radical shift or a...
A Little More Edgy…
Among the other inspired choices are “Permanent Wave,” a circuitous stroll by...– NATE’S PERFECT WORD FOR SWALLOW’S SOUND: WORMY