Jazz & World

Cécile McLorin Salvant and Sullivan Fortner (source: WBUR)

A convivial feel permeates two very different Atlanta jazz shows

Jon Ross | 25 FEB 2020 When Gregory Porter opens his 2013 Blue Note debut with the promise, “There will be no love that’s dying here,” he delivers the words in an assured baritone. There’s a comforting, soulful swagger […]

l-r: pianist Christian Sands, bassist, Luques Curtis, and drummer Ulysses Owens jr. (credit: Allen Blue)

Review: Christian Sands Trio conjures spirit of Erroll Garner

Jon Ross | 19 NOV 2019 In his 1955 “Concert by the Sea” concert recording, the late pianist Erroll Garner put a succinct exclamation point on the evening with the fleeting “Erroll’s Theme.” The blues melody, which begins hesitantly […]