bob mintzer

July/August CD releases in brief

Here are paragraphs about some of the music I was listening to these past two months which I couldn’t devote full reviews to: Stein Urheim – Strandebarm (Hubro): The third release on the excellent Norwegian label from the guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and largely… Read More ›

CD review: Yellowjackets

A Rise In The Road (Mack Avenue MAC1073) I felt moderately bereft when this band lost its, considering its history, fairly recently-acquired drummer Marcus Baylor. The pain was assuaged by the return of previous Yellowjacket William Kennedy behind the kit…. Read More ›

CD review: Yellowjackets

Timeline (Mack Avenue Records MAC1058) They might have a new record label and a new drummer (well, an old drummer but back for a second stint) but overall it’s very much business as usual for the thinking person’s jazz fusion… Read More ›

CD review: Kurt Elling

The Gate (Concord 0888072312302) Peerless is not a word to throw about, but applied to Kurt Elling it feels thoroughly accurate. Over the last few years, with the albums Nightmoves and Dedicated To You, he has moved from being a… Read More ›