“After a career spanning seven decades legendary guitarist George Freeman continues to create captivating music in his own one-of-a-kind style. His 2019 George The Bomb, the release of which coincides with his 92nd birthday, is [More]
Iron City is an album by American jazz guitarist Grant Green featuring performances recorded in 1967 and released on the Cobblestone label in 1972. “… overlooked date that showcases some of Green’s hottest, bluesiest playing.” [More]
Love Hurts is an album by guitarist Julian Lage that was released in February 2019 by the Mack Avenue label. Of all the records in Lage’s catalog, Love Hurts sounds like it was the most [More]
Pаt Mеthеnу еmеrgеѕ оn his second аlbum, Wаtеrсоlоrѕ, as аn ECM іmрrеѕѕіоnіѕt, gеnеrаllу conforming to the lаbеl’ѕ оvеrаll ѕоund whіlе still аѕѕеrtіng hіѕ оwn personality. As thе tіtlе suggests, thеrе аrе ѕеvеrаl mооd ріесеѕ hеrе [More]
“Absinthe” from the new Dominic Miller‘s album “Absinthe” (2019). With Absinthe, his second release for ECM, guitarist Dominic Miller has created an album colored by a distinct atmosphere. “The first thing that came to me [More]
“My Funny Valentine” (Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers). This 1988 studio date is one of the overlooked treasures in the considerable discography of Jim Hall, possibly due to the label’s low-key promotion and less than [More]
A Grand Night for Swinging is an album by American jazz guitarist Mundell Lowe featuring tracks recorded in 1957 for the Riverside label. The Allmusic review by Ronnie D. Lankford, Jr. awarded the album 4 [More]
Jay Berliner (born May 24, 1940 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American guitarist and multi-instrumentalist. Berliner has won seven NARAS Most Valuable Player awards as well as the NARAS MVP Virtuoso Award in 1986. [More]
“Flipside” (John Abercrombie) from an album “Up and Coming (ECM, 2017). Guіtаrіѕt Jоhn Abеrсrоmbіе – whо hаѕ rесоrdеd аѕ a lеаdеr fоr ECM since 1974 – rеturnѕ wіth a ѕесоnd аlbum bу hіѕ ԛuаrtеt fеаturіng [More]
“My Romance” (Lorenz Hart / Richard Rodgers) from the album “It’s a Blue World” (1999). “Joe Puma may be a peripheral jazz guitarist, but he possesses world-class chops on this 1999 outing. A former replacement [More]