Tag Archives: WSJ

At WSJ on the new Roscoe Mitchell

ARTS  MUSIC REVIEW ‘Bells for the South Side’ by Roscoe Mitchell Review: A Life in Jazz A live recording amounts to a a retrospective of the 76-year-old multi-instrumentalist and composer’s work. Multi-instrumentalist and composer Roscoe Mitchell PHOTO: ELVIRA FALTERMEIER By Martin Johnson July … Continue reading

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At WSJ on the new Linda May Han Oh Recording: Walk Against Wind

ARTS ARTS IN REVIEW MUSIC REVIEW ‘Walk Against Wind’ by Linda May Han Oh Review The bassist and composer’s third recording in a predominantly quartet setting helps focus attention on the evolution of her writing and improvising. Linda May Han … Continue reading

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From the Archives: At WSJ on NBA Defense

        How NBA Defenses Got Turned Inside Out protecting the rim—now defense in the pros is all about guarding the perimeter Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry, right, blocks J.J. Redick of the Los Angeles Clippers during … Continue reading

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At WSJ on the Eivind Opsvik disc

‘Overseas V’ Review: A Norwegian’s Vintage New York Sounds Eivind Opsvik’s new release takes its cues from the punk funk era Eivind Opsvik performing in 2015; his latest album, ‘Overseas V,’ is out Friday. Photo: Bernd Thissen/DPA/Zuma Press ByMartin Johnson … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Akua Dixon

‘Akua’s Dance’ by Akua Dixon Review: An Ode to the Cello’s Versatility On her latest album, the cellist offers a wide range of originals, jazz repertoire and pop tunes. Akua Dixon Photo: James Rich By Martin Johnson Feb. 8, 2017 … Continue reading

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Nat Hentoff R.I.P

When I was a teenager starting to buy my own jazz records, rather than borrowing my parents LPs or making cassette tapes of my siblings, my father took note and bought me a copy of Nat Hentoff’s Jazz Is. I … Continue reading

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At WSJ on the Kamasi Washington Effect

    I’m glad this could be said.  Washington’s impact on the jazz scene will be felt for years to come and the success of his colleagues should do wonders to highlight how decentralized the jazz scene has become.  I … Continue reading

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