CD Review: Helen Sung “Anthem For A New Day” (Concord Jazz Records)

By Devon Wendell Pianist and composer Helen Sung has quickly established herself as a jazz veteran over the past decade, performing and recording with icons such as; Clark Terry, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, T.S. Monk, Lonnie Plaxico, and Terri Lyne Carrington to name a few. She is one of the most consistently brilliant recording artists… Read More CD Review: Helen Sung “Anthem For A New Day” (Concord Jazz Records)

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”

Jazz CD Review: Ralph Towner and Paolo Fresu

Ralph Towner and Paolo Fresu Chiaroscuro (ECM) By Fernando Gonzalez While perhaps best known for his work in the 70s and 80s with the still-occasionally-active group Oregon, guitarist and composer Ralph Towner also has a rich solo career that includes collaborations with Weather Report, Egberto Gismonti, Kenny Wheeler, and Jan Garbarek, among others, and duet… Read More Jazz CD Review: Ralph Towner and Paolo Fresu