The trio of Mark Turner on saxophones, Larry Grenadier on bass and Jeff Ballard on drums works together as a democratic collective, where everybody writes tunes and nobody acts as the leader. There's an open, soaring, modern sense of swing to Fly's music; there's also plenty of groove. The band played inside Newport's Fort Adams.
Forget the Arcade Fire: The biggest upset of the Grammy Awards was when the jazz bassist and singer won for Best New Artist, beating out Justin Bieber and other pop stars. So how could a jazz musician possibly win that honor in 2011?
Robert Glasper Trio "Sunset Hors les Murs" au New Morning Chris DAVE - batterie ; Alan Hampton - c.basse ; Robert GLASPER - piano Robert Glasper est certainement l'étoile montante du jazz américain. Après avoir absorbé l'histoire moderne du piano jazz, de Herbie Hancock à Keith Jarrett, il possède...
A master of the sweeping gesture, the South American tinge and the color-rich palette, Maria Schneider leads what many call the best large ensemble in jazz. Her music is full of depth and variety, and her band stacked with some of the best soloists to be found anywhere. She led a set of favorite compositions at the CareFusion Newport Jazz Festival.
A standout straight-ahead jazz pianist on the New York scene for nearly a quarter-century, Rosnes puts together a quartet of veterans and frequent collaborators for a run at the famed club. Hear a live concert webcast recording.
The bassist and vocalist conceived of Chamber Music Society as an intimate experience, a close musical exchange between a small group of friends. If it was intimacy she wanted, she got her wish: Performing three songs in the constraints of Bob Boilen's workspace ensures that all of her supporting players were nice and cozy.