Mark O’Connor is a flexible master of the violin, or fiddle – depending on the music, earning awards playing classical, jazz, and bluegrass. It’s this last style that dominates on his latest album, “Coming Home,” which finds Mark joined by his musical family: wife Maggie on violin and vocals, son Forrest on mandolin and vocals, […]
The 56th Army Band’s jazz group visited our studios for a second time, but with the constant turnover in the military, only bass player Sgt. Nicholas Cressotti remained from the first group. This 5 Man Trio, a name further noting their ever-shifting personnel, brought a fresh look and a fresh sound with them. They talked […]
The acclaimed vibraphonist joins Marian McPartland for “Old Devil Moon” and solos on “Mourning Before Grace,” a piece dedicated to her mother.
The pianist’s new album places Latin standards at the center of instrumental jazz and offers creative experimentation with harmony and meter.