“An exceedingly odd free jazz classic, Bittersuite in the Ozone was recorded in 1973 and reissued by the Brooklyn-based percussion label Amulet in 1999. It features some of the music’s leading lights: bassist Eddie Gomez, [More]
The Long March is a live album by American jazz drummer Max Roach and saxophonist Archie Shepp recorded in 1979 for the Swiss Hathut label. The AllMusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ [More]
“The program’s five long selections, four by Williams himself, set up interesting ostinatos that allow for thoughtful, well-considered improvisation. Williams himself is outstanding, particularly well featured in his self-designed spaces and never as out of [More]
Expression is an album by jazz saxophonist John Coltrane. Apart from the title track, the rest of the album was recorded at about the same time as Interstellar Space. Expression was released in September 1967, [More]
“It’s not as though Derek Bailey hadn’t given a hint or two before. On his wonderful Drop Me Off at 96th (on Scatter), he tantalized listeners with a couple of bars of “I Didn’t Know [More]
“The English translation of this album title is “trouble on the road,” and this seems to be the theme of the first two performances on this collection of solo piano pieces. Superficially it may seem [More]
Always a Pleasure is a live album by Cecil Taylor recorded at the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin on April 8, 1993, and released on the FMP label. The album features a concert performance by Taylor [More]
Firebirds is a 1968 album by two American jazz musicians, Prince Lasha  and Sonny Simmons . “The second of two collaborations by Prince Lasha (on flute, alto, and alto clarinet) and Sonny Simmons (alto and [More]
The DeJohnette Complex is the debut album by Jack DeJohnette featuring Bennie Maupin, Stanley Cowell, Miroslav Vitous, Eddie Gómez, and Roy Haynes recorded in 1968 and released on the Milestone label in 1969. “Drummer Jack [More]
The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 4½ stars and stated “his truly inspiring music was made by a band who had yet to see how much taste, grace, and elegance they possessed. [More]