Scott Colley

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Musical acrobats

Having Antonio Sanchez explain the difference between "straight 8's" and "swing 8's" is a bit like having Einstein explain long division — total waste of the dude's time.
Antonio Sanchez's ambidextrous mind, and Cirkestra's big top
By JON GARELICK  |  February 09, 2009

Review: Jim Hall and Bill Frisell, Hemispheres

What makes Hemispheres such a successful collaboration is not that Jim Hall and Bill Frisell meet in the middle but that they start there and extend outward.
Artist Share (2009)
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  January 12, 2009

Kenny Werner

Werner is probably best known as harmonica legend Toots Thielemans’s right-hand man, but Lawn Chair Society demonstrates his range as a pianist/composer.
Lawn Chair Society | Blue Note
By JON GARELICK  |  May 08, 2007

In all languages

For the past half decade or so, saxophonist Chris Potter has alternately traveled with two of the best bandleaders in jazz, Dave Holland and Dave Douglas.
Winter concert preview: looking ahead to jazz in 2006
By JON GARELICK  |  January 14, 2006