Jazz & World

Cellist Lynn Harrell [assed away unexpectedly Monday night. (photo Christian Steiner)

News in brief: Lynn Harrell dead at 76, Atlanta Jazz Festival postponed, Georgia boosts coronavirus testing

EarRelevant Staff | 29 APR 2020 Lynn Harrell has died at age 76 Prominent American cellist Lynn Harrell, died unexpectedly Monday night at age 76. His death was announced by his wife, violinist Helen Nightengale on social media early […]

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 […]