Guitarist Mark Whitfield remains a gifted improviser and bandleader, as demonstrated by “Live and Uncut” (Chesky), a set with bassist Ben Allison and drummer Billy Drummond, recorded live last year at Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan.
“Trio magic, more or less, ensues as the three, captured on a single binaural mic enabling heightened intimacy, turn in four tried-and-true standards and two Drummond originals,” I wrote, in my review for JazzTimes.
Check out the full review here.
My q&a feature on Lincoln Goines (Caribbean Jazz Project, Mike Stern, Sonny Rollins) appears in the March issue of Bass Player magazine. Click here to read.
Some of the other features that I’ve done for Bass Player in recent years are also available at the mag’s site. Click here to view the complete list, or access the stories individually via the links below
Wayman Tisdale (October 08)
Barre Phillips & Dave Phillips (June 08)
Esperanza Spalding (cover story, May 08)
Cleve Eaton (April 08)
Ben Allison (March 08)
Morrie Louden (December 07)
Stephan Krump (November 07)
Viktor Krauss (July 07)
Avishai Cohen (June 07)
Esperanza Spalding (December 06)
Reuben Rogers (September 06)
Lisle Atkinson (July 06)
Francois Moutin (March 06)
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