My new Jazz Picks are up at eMusic.


As most of you are aware, I write a weekly column for that gives a rundown of the best of the new Jazz releases each week (my Jazz Picks).

Anyways, they’ve just been posted up on the eMusic site HERE.

Notable albums from this week’s article are:

Ches Smith - "Hammered"Joshua Redman - "Walking Shadows"Dieter Ilg - "Parsifal"Bruno Heinin - "Tierkreis"





… and quite a few others.  A strong week, with more of the albums strong bench players than starting all-stars… with a few exceptions, of course.  Not a criticism… every person’s music library needs to have a strong set of go-to “bench” albums.  It gets exhausting if every album we listen to knocks are socks off.