Live Music: Jason Moran in a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast at the Musicians Institute

The Most Exciting (Jazz?) Pianist On The Planet? By Norton Wright Hollywood CA.  Has there ever been a jazz pianist like Jason Moran? Not Jarrett, Evans, Corea, Brubeck, Peterson — not even George Russell — not even Moran’s mentors, Jaki Byard and Thelonious Monk. As with Jackson Pollock in the visual arts, Jason Moran may… Read More Live Music: Jason Moran in a Jazz Bakery Movable Feast at the Musicians Institute

CD Review: “Winterland — The Jimi Hendrix Experience”

By Devon Wendell Listening to this new four-CD box set of The Jimi Hendrix Experience live at The Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco between 10/10/68-10/12/68, it’s very apparent that Hendrix was growing faster than his audience.   By October of ’68, Hendrix had just released his third LP, Electric Ladyland, and his live shows had become… Read More CD Review: “Winterland — The Jimi Hendrix Experience”

CDs on Shuffle: A Look at Some (Terrific) New Releases

by Casey Dolan The Lonely Forest “We Sing the Body Electric!” (Burning Building Recordings) When people say of Kurt Cobain that he had a pop composer’s sensibility, I never quite understand what they mean. He may have loved the Beatles, but he didn’t write like Lennon & McCartney. Bridges and choruses ape verses, dynamic changes become… Read More CDs on Shuffle: A Look at Some (Terrific) New Releases