Posts Tagged ‘William Parker’

Jazz Setlist, November 8-14: Romnesia

Hey, wanna forget about the election? Here's some jazz.
Friday, Nov. 9
Setlist doesn't give nearly the hosannas that it should to Latin jazz. It's not the hugest of musical trends on our scene, mind you, but it's a healthy, exciting form overall, and when its practitioners come to down we should pay more attention. Particularly when [...]

Jazz Setlist, Oct. 4-10: Undebatable

Friday, Oct. 5
To just listen to Heidi Martin's voice, free of context, you might not suspect she was a jazz singer. She's got the heart-on-her-sleeve emotional delivery of a folkie, or perhaps a '70s singer-songwriter. At the same time, the instrument itself is dyed-in-the-wool soul. Indeed, Martin can and does tackle those musical styles with [...]

Jazz Setlist, Feb. 24-Mar. 2: Turkish Delight

Friday, Feb. 25
Ever since Louis Armstrong and Earl Hines recorded "Weather Bird" in 1928, jazz has had a special reverence for duo performances. Not all of them have been worthy of that reverence, mind you, but not all of them have featured the great pianist Roger Kellaway. A terrifically skilled, criminally underrated player and composer, [...]

Jazz Setlist, April 1-7: Big Bad Bassists and More

Thursday, April 1
Yes, there is and will be an entry for Ron Carter in this column for every appearance he makes in town—he's earned it. Carter has been the most important bassist in jazz for nearly all of the 50-plus years he's been a part of it, including, of course, his work for Miles Davis' [...]

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