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Calendar, Night&Day Afro-Cuban-American


The latest album from Cuban pianist Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Avatar, is like some of the most outstanding albums in Blue Note’s illustrious catalogue. Not “sounds like,” in the manner of some young jazz musicians presenting fine yet ultimately “retro” sounds recalling…
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Calendar, Performance Patriot Games

Patriot Games

Charlie Haden salutes the flag in songSAT 4/12 If Charlie Haden's résumé listed only his stint as bassist for Ornette Coleman's groundbreaking free-jazz quartet, his place in music history would already be guaranteed. But the rock-solid timekeeper has also held…
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Music, Record Review


Charlie Haden Quartet West with Chamber Orchestra The Art of The Song (Verve) It would be a bit presumptuous to call bassist Charlie Haden's latest release, The Art of the Song -- a lavish affair that sets the acoustic sounds…
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Dirty Three Ocean Songs (Touch and Go) What with all the recent fascination about sinking ships -- Titanic's themes of love on the high seas, kindly souls who drown beautifully, and all that business -- it's worth noting that Dirty…
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Sit-Down Sampler

Verve Jazz Fest The Fillmore Wednesday, Jan. 8 Like its cousins, classical, blues, folk, and country, jazz is a dues-paying art form, where the success and worth of a musician are measured not by his ability to make platinum hits,…
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