Jazz & World

The Mark Harvey Group in 1971,, L-R: Bloom, Standish, Harvey, Ellis. (credit: Margot Niederland)

Unearthed live album from little-recorded Mark Harvey Group worth discovering

Jon Ross | 23 JUL 2020 New releases of long-lost recordings are on trend, but offer mixed results. These “unearthed” recordings can sometimes be little more than a capitalistic impulse (maybe those selections by a noted trumpeter didn’t need […]

Kenny Banks, Sr.,, piano,. and Joe Gransden, trumpet, in Sunday's virtual session. (video still courtesy of Atlanta Jazz festival)

With Atlanta Jazz Festival postponed, city presents local musicians online

Jon Ross | 05 MAY 2020 Every memorial day weekend, around 100,000 Atlantans pack Piedmont Park for the free, multi-day Atlanta Jazz Festival. A smattering of top-tier headliners from the jazz world invariably appear every year, but to the […]

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 […]