Charles Lloyd: Art of the Trios
By Phillip Lutz
The legendary artist and multi-reedist explores the art of small-group composition and improvisation by releasing three albums of trio music with three different groups of musicians this year. The results are stunning, as our cover feature reports.
By Ayana Contreras
The latest Butcher Brown release is big, as in big band, but also hip, as in hip-hop. Read about how this quintet from Virginia brings together all of their influences for Butcher Brown Presents Triple Trey featuring Tennishu and R4ND4ZZO BIGB4ND.
By Ted Panken
The master pianist pulled together an impressive group of friends to create Playdate, an ambitious pandemic project full of sweeping majesty.
Welcome to Part II of this special Blindfold Test with members of the Yellowjackets! In Part I, pianist and group co-founder Russell Ferrante, saxophonist-arranger Bob Mintzer, bassist Dane Alderson and drummer Will Kennedy opined and dialogued pungently over Zoom on selections by Branford Marsalis and Joe Henderson. The fun continues here.