My latest review for Sequenza 21 is of Thomas Demenga’s recent concert at Weill Recital Hall. The concert, given in celebration of his new ECM recording of the Bach cello suites, paired two of those suites with works by Elliott Carter and B. A. Zimmermann. Click the photo below to read on.
Here are some photos of I took of Manfred Eicher and Jack DeJohnette after the recent John Abercrombie tribute concert in New York City.
I recently attended a performance in celebration of No World Between Us, the debut album by pianist and vocalist Noa Fort, sister of ECM recording artist Anat Fort. Noa’s songwriting is insightful and touching, and in a live setting reached new heights of expression. Click the cover to read my thoughts on the album, and the live photo below that to read my review of the CD release concert.
In a recent review for All About Jazz, I do my best to express the beauty of what went down when pianist Anat Fort made her return to New York City for a night of love-laden music. Paying homage to her dear collaborator and friend Paul Motian while also expanding the parameters of tunes from her ECM efforts, she honored all with her presence and willingness to follow as much as lead. Click the photo below to read on.
My latest review for All About Jazz is of a concert given by pianist David Virelles and Nosotros featuring Román Díaz at New York City’s Jazz Standard in celebreation of their new ECM album Gnosis. Click the photo below to read on.
My latest live review for All About Jazz documents an unforgettable showcase by the Temple University Jazz Band, under the direction of Terell Stafford. Featuring special guests such as Joe Lovano, Jimmy Heath, and René Marie, it was intergenerational cross section of talent. Click the photo below (taken at the concert by Lawrence Sumulong) to read on.