Robert Hurst: Jazz and the Motown Sound

Robert Hurst has been one of the most in-demand bass players in Jazz for the past quarter century. And he has done extensive stints in the bands of Wynton Marsalis, Tony Williams, Branford Marsalis, Charles Lloyd, Chris Botti, and Diana Krall. Hurst also is an Associate Professor of Music at …


Jason Moran: The Modern Maestro

Jason Moran is a Houston, Texas-born pianist and composer. His eclectic styling has led to a successful run of over fifteen years, as both sideman and band leader. In this time, Moran has received considerable praise for his fluid play, which encompasses various styles, blending them into one definably distinctive …


CD Review: Ravi Coltrane’s Spirit Fiction

Ravi Coltrane We all love listening to Miles Davis, Stan Getz and Art Blakey. They were pioneers, artists and ambassadors for American music. Although albums like Sweet Rain and ESP never get old, listening to those records does not support the modern cats out there who continue to keep pushing …