Sinatra was well into his Rat Pack era, the reigning American embodiment of masculine suavity and aplomb, when he teamed up with the Brazilian maestro for one of the best albums of his career.
Nobody else sounds like this jazz band. Stream the forthcoming album from Steven Bernstein’s long-running quartet now.
The Phil Sparks/Adam Kessler band has been playing live jazz at the Barca Lounge on Capitol Hill for more than 10 years now, and just released “Live at Barca, Vol 1” to celebrate. The album features live recordings from Kessler and bassist Phil Sparks, along with lots of their friends who join them on this […]
Monday night’s presentation of the 2017 NEA Jazz Masters fellowships, coming under the shadow of a proposed presidential budget that would eliminate the NEA outright, mixed politics with grace.