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Music, Reviewed Lisle Ellis -- Marco Eneidi -- Peter Valsamis

Lisle Ellis -- Marco Eneidi -- Peter Valsamis

The salient power of this debut recording by leading Bay Area improvisers Lisle Ellis (bass), Marco Eneidi (alto sax), and Peter Valsamis (drums) is not its thematic coherence from track to track. Nor is it the intuitive connection between the…
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Music, Ace of Bass

Ace of Bass

For some people, the list of groundbreaking jazz bassists begins and ends with Charles Mingus, who passed away in 1979. Perhaps it's Mingus' sheer charisma as much as the music itself; he was as known for womanizing, fisticuffs, and the…
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What do Splatter Trio, Sheila E., and J.S. Bach have in common? How about the Modern Jazz Quartet, the Gospel Hummingbirds, and New Dealers? Still don't know? Add John Santos & the Machete Ensemble, Jimmy Smith, and the Cecil Taylor…
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