Reviews

Review of Yellowjackets: Parallel Motion

Yellowjackets: Parallel Motion

Jean Baylor | Will Kennedy | Dane Alderson | Russel Ferrante | uncredited | Bob Mintzer

Mack Avenue

Rating: ★★★

Enjoyable as the last two ‘Jackets albums have been - the vocals-rich Raising Our Voice, and the orchestral partnership with...

Reviewed in issue September/2022

Review of Joey Alexander	: Origin

Joey Alexander : Origin

Kendrick Scott | Gilad Hekselman | Chris Potter | Larry Grenadier | Joey Alexander

Editor's Choice

Mack Avenue

Rating: ★★★★

Even when he was still in his early teens, Joey Alexander’s touch was delicate and mature, and he played with...

Reviewed in issue July/2022

Review of Christian McBride: The Q Sessions

Christian McBride: The Q Sessions

Eric Harland | Christian McBride | Mike Stern | Marcus Strickland

Mack Avenue

Rating: ★★★★

Described as an EP (though it’s hardly shorter than some old-fashioned LPs), this set was originally set up as an...

Reviewed in issue June/2022

Review of Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Live at the Village Vanguard

Christian McBride & Inside Straight: Live at the Village Vanguard

Peter Martin | Christian McBride | Carl Allen | Warren Wolf | Steve Wilson

Editor's Choice

Mack Avenue

Rating: ★★★★

McBride sets a good example for contemporary definitions of ‘inside playing’ and ‘straight-ahead feel’. His quintet also contains a cross-section...

Reviewed in issue December/January/2021/2022

Review of Joey DeFrancesco: More Music

Joey DeFrancesco: More Music

Lucas Brown | Joey DeFrancesco | Michael Ode

Mack Avenue

Rating: ★★★

Joey DeFrancesco first emerged on to the scene as a ‘Hammond organ prodigy’ – he was invited to join Miles...

Reviewed in issue December/January/2021/2022

Review of Erroll Garner: Symphony Hall Concert

Erroll Garner: Symphony Hall Concert

Erroll Garner | Kelly Martin | Eddie Calhoun

Mack Avenue

Rating: ★★★

As well as the comprehensive reissue programme of Garner’s albums for his dedicated imprint Octave Records (see Jazzwise 247, 252...

Reviewed in issue November/2021

Review of Kenny Garrett: Sounds from Ancestors

Kenny Garrett: Sounds from Ancestors

Ronald Bruner | Vernell Brown, Jr. | Lenny White | Johnny Mercier | Maurice Brown | Corcoran Holt | Kenny Garrett | Dwight Trible | Rudy Bird

Editor's Choice

Mack Avenue

Rating: ★★★★

This is the fifth album by Garrett on Mack Avenue and it's impressive in its lines of input, ranging from...

Reviewed in issue September/2021

Review of Steve Cole: Smoke And Mirrors

Steve Cole: Smoke And Mirrors

Mack Avenue

Rating: ★★

Smooth Jazz, although now confined to the niche, is painfully, yet somehow reassuringly, still with us; one of those still...

Reviewed in issue July/2021

Review of Veronica Swift: This Bitter Earth

Veronica Swift: This Bitter Earth

Bryan Carter | Veronica Swift | Emmet Cohen | Yasushi Nakamura | Armand Hirsch | Aaron Johnson

Editor's Choice

Mack Avenue

Rating: ★★★★

Veronica Swift's second album for Mack Avenue is an eclectic, unforgettable delight, with the singer's out-and-out virtuosity perfectly matched by...

Reviewed in issue March/2021

Review of Emmet Cohen: Future Stride

Emmet Cohen: Future Stride

Emmet Cohen | Melissa Aldana | Kyle Poole | Marquis Hill | Russell Hall

Mack Avenue

Rating: ★★★★

An unexpected surprise from pianist Cohen, now in his very early 30s but clearly aware of all of jazz history....

Reviewed in issue February/2021

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