How Should One Best Evaluate Sonny Rollins’ Road Shows Vol 2?

Sonny Rollins recently released the second installment of his Road Shows series, which primarily draws on material from his 80th birthday concert from New York's Beacon Theater.  While the event was certainly legendary, with performances by Roy Haynes, Christian McBride, Jim Hall, Roy Hargrove, and a surprise visit by Ornette Coleman - whom Rollins had …

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My views on much needed new forms of jazz criticism (at least for me)

As I was writing a couple reviews for Downbeat last weekend and earlier this week I started to fully comprehend something that has been percolating in my brain the last few months or so: that a good deal of the time the 250-300 word CD review found in popular jazz magazines, or in other jazz …

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