Few individuals have led three different talented lives as the octogenarian jazz trumpeter Eddie Henderson, a practicing physician, a championship figure skater earlier in life, and a five-decade-plus career in
Trumpeter/composer/bandleader/educator Terell Stafford named his album with Victor Lewis’ “Between Two Worlds” but if we were to examine that notion Stafford lives in at least in four different “worlds.” He
Trumpeter-vocalist-composer Benny Benack III has been ascending the jazz ranks quickly and the aptly titled Third Time’s the Charm should by all accounts be a breakthrough that leads to even
Fearless composer and trumpeter Marquis Hill is the epitome of Chicago’s vanguard of progressive contemporary jazz artists. Surely, you’ve seen his name associated with his colleagues Makaya McCraven, Walter Smith
Trumpeter Josh Lawrence leads a quintet featuring the stalwart Posi-Tone rhythm section along with Willie Morris on tenor sax and Jason Tiemann on drums for select tracks for And That Too, his fifth recording for the label, a quick follow-up to Call Time, released in September 2022.
Nicholas Payton has frequently stated that his favorite musician is Miles Davis. So, here on Couch Sessions he taps a couple of veterans with similar shared histories – with each other and with Miles, bassist Buster Williams and drummer Lenny White.
Takua Kuroda follows up 2020’s acclaimed Fly Moon Die Soon with another stew of his soulful jazz, funk, post-bop, fusion, and hip-hop music in Midnight Crisp.
Trumpeter Bill Ortiz has been one of the Bay Area’s most valuable multi-genre artists for over four decades, having notably toured with Santana for 16 years since the Grammy-winning Smooth
Ascent to the Blues marks the nineteenth as a leader for trumpeter/composer Alex Sipiagin and the second for the mostly straight-ahead Posi-Tone label. It follows 2021’s Upstream. This writer and
Even until recently this writer always thought of Nicholas Payton as a talented trumpeter in the New Orleans tradition but as Payton has proved on previous releases. he’s become quite