- Music Reviews
- December 12, 2018
Christmas Time is Here. Review by Phil Bailey.
So Many Things: The European Tour 1961 (Acrobat ). Review by Eric Iannelli.
The Complete Riverside Recordings (Riverside Records). Review by James Mann.
Europe Live (Provogue/Mascot Label Group). Review by Michelle Wilson.
The Very Best of John Coltrane – The Prestige Era (Conqueroo (Prestige)). Review by May Terry.
Antelope Freeway/Equinox Express Elevator (Impulse! ). Review by James Mann.
Monk’s Music (Fantasy). Review by Carl F Gauze.
The distance between Eunice Waymon and Nina Simone is explained and explored for Jessica Whittington in this somewhat dry biography.
The Definitive Thelonious Monk on Prestige and Riverside (Concord Music Group). Review by Scott Adams.
Genius + Soul = Jazz (Concord Records). Review by James Mann.
Sanae Yamada and Ripley Johnson of Moon Duo have only been together for a short time but they’ve already covered some Christmas songs, they have a new EP called Escape, and they will perform at this year’s SXSW. Johnson was kind enough to take time off from staring at the sun to answer Ink 19‘s questions. Ride on….
After thirty years, music critic Gary Giddins is still listening, still watching, and still… writing a multi-volume biography of your grandma’s favorite crooner, Bing Crosby? Ink 19 sat down with Giddins to talk about the shape of jazz to come.
Idiosyncratic and in relentless pursuit of perfection, Sonny Rollins cut a swath through jazz music that has yet to fade out. Scott Adams examines this documentary of his musical achievements.
Bill Bruford, former drummer for Yes and King Crimson, chats with Carl F Gauze about the differences between rock and jazz, the recent RIAA case ruling, and his supposed retirement.
S D Green catches up with the sensational Ben Lamar from hip-hop-blues-brazilian band Juba Dance to discuss how fruit can be music, and how porpoises can be clever.
Shelton Hull finds there is much to learn in this collection of conversations with the enigmatic and innovative trumpeter, not nearly as reticient with interviewers as legend has it.
The Spoon (SYJIP). Review by Chris Catania.
With catchy lyrics and humble attitude, the guys of Fat City Reprise are on their way to something big. Brittany Sturges hangs with the guys in the studio.
PBS contributors assemble eyewitness accounts and flash photography to give an overlooked West Coast jazz scene its day in the sun, and their Harlem of the West makes Matthew Moyer a happy kid indeed in the eye candy store.
Shelton Hull eagerly devours reissues of lesser-known work by the jazz titans Coltrane, Ellington, and Mingus. What’s left to do then but riff, baby, riff!
Monk Round The World (Hyena/Thelonious). Review by Ben Varkentine.