Author: George W. Harris

Anne Sajdera: Azul

  A pianist from the Bay area, Anne Sajdera delivers an impressive release here, mixing some Brazilian flavored originals with modern standards. Her team of Gary Brown/b and Paul van Wageningen/dr is supplemented with appearances by percussionists Airto Moreira and…

THE ALMA OF MIGUEL ZENON

When you see an artist perform, it’s easy to forget that not only are you getting the performer’s music, but his or her entire background as a human being. Alto saxophonist Miguel Zenon, who has a resume that includes Charlie…

LISA HILTON: AN IMPRESSIONED AMERICAN

Malibu based pianist Lisa Hilton’s latest release, American Impressions (with Nasheed Watts/dr, JC Allen/tenor, and Larry Grenadier/b)  is a sonic tribute to the unique sounds of this wonderful country. In her liner notes, which also includes photos of archetypal US…

AHMAD JAMAL: REAL SUCCESS

What would it take for you to consider yourself “successful?” When do you think you will finally “arrive?” Is success a destination, or simply a journey? What is your measure of a “successful” life? Pianist Ahmad Jamal has seen and…