Jazz in a box: A sizzling sampler of the very best sounds over six discs.
A superior blend: Crossing Roper Bar is a fascinating collaboration.
This 2009 concert saw the Marsalis
clan gather to pay tribute to their
father, legendary New Orleans
pianist and teacher, Ellis.
Melbourne guitarist Peter Petrucci leads a stellar lineup, with bassist Sam Anning and drummer David Jones forming the rhythm section, plus tenor saxophonist Jamie Oehlers on several tracks.
Saxophonist Charles Lloyd has nothing to prove.
Released in 1970, Bitches
Brew wasn’t the first album
in which jazz players
delved into rock or funk rhythms,
or used electric instruments.
Mary Stallings is not as well known
as she ought to be, given her work
with the likes of Dizzy Gillespie and