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2010 Stories by Jim Macnie

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  • Jeremy Pelt Quintet

    published January 26, 2010

    The trumpeter's new Men of Honor disc exemplifies the kind of muscle found in the jazz mainstream these days. From drummer Gerald Cleaver... More >>

  • Chad Taylor's Circle Down

    published January 26, 2010

    Whether he's rockin' some rip-snort excursions with Marc Ribot or getting textural with Rob Mazurek, the drummer's got his ear deeply tuned into... More >>

  • Fly

    published January 19, 2010

    The props that their Sky & Country earned on numerous Best Of 2009 lists were due to wildly fluid designs and a deep dedication to melody.... More >>

  • Bad Lucid+Four Limones

    published January 19, 2010

    When bassist John Hebert is the boss, they're known as Byzantine Monkey. When saxophonist Michael Attias barks out the orders, they're Twines of... More >>

  • Frank Wess' 88th Birthday Celebration

    published January 19, 2010

    The plush tone of his tenor is delivered in a parlance that don't get around much anymore—meaning it's damn refreshing to hear this master... More >>

  • Glows in the Dark+Fight the Big Bull

    published January 12, 2010

    Let's hear it for radical regionalism: Two left-leaning outfits from Richmond, Virginia are taking over the Loisaida holy ground for the evening.... More >>

  • Brad Mehldau

    published January 12, 2010

    Waiting for Highway Rider, his second collabo with Jon Brion, to drop? You're not alone. In the meantime, you can absorb the sublime... More >>

  • M'Boom & the World Sax Quartet

    published January 12, 2010

    Una mas, baby. Say hello to the '70s again. Max Roach's famed percussion orchestra was one of the most playful experiments to ever do... More >>

  • Jack DeJohnette Quintet

    published January 5, 2010

    The way the fierce drummer's loaded his gun for this date suggests a return of his Audio-Visualscapes stance. That means aggression and... More >>

  • Chris Potter Underground

    published January 5, 2010

    This year's debate over which jazz ensembles could effectively woo a twentysomething crowd often had pundits pointing to this crew. The frenzied... More >>

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