Album Review: Roy Haynes — Roy-Alty

Playful and dynamic, pensive and serene, Roy Haynes’s new album, Roy-Alty, is a glowing example of the veteran jazz drummer’s remarkable talent. Backed by musicians, Jaleel Shaw on alto sax, Martin Berjerano on piano, and David Wong on bass, Haynes proves that he is a strong and supportive group leader, guiding his band through 10 … Continue reading

Album Review: Avishai Cohen — Seven Seas

Israeli bassist Avishai Cohen offers us an inspired new album with Seven Seas. A founding member of Chick Corea’s sextet, Origin, Cohen proves once again that he is a talented and visionary composer, delivering 12 lingeringly evocative tunes, all of which resonate with a sort of mystical elation and spiritual bliss. Cohen’s compositions draw heavily … Continue reading