Category: Reviews

Jason Kao Hwang: Sing House

Jason Kao Hwang forms a flexible ensemble with Andrew Drury /dr, Ken Filiano/b, Chris Forbes/p and Steve Swell/tb as the team together with his violin and viola on these four compositions. Each piece has its own mood, and while the…

Ahmad Jamal: Marseille

At 87, legendary pianist Ahmad Jamal still sounds more fresh and personal than artists one third his age. His prototypical styled, highly influential but rarely imitated, is in rich display here with his team of Manolo Badrena/perc, James Cammack/b and…

Kelly’s Lot: Bittersweet

Lead by the husband and wife team of vocalist Kelly Zirbes and guitarist Perry Robertson, Kelly’s Lot feels like a West Coast answer to the Tedeschi Trucks Band; bluesy, earthy and filled with passionate grit. This latest album, with the…