African American, David Sanborn, Hiromi, Jazz, Maysa, New Releases, Pat Metheny, Saltman Knowles
Greeting’s fellow jazz aficionados, it looks like and exciting week musically from a cast of various voices in today’s jazz.
Saltman Knowles -|- Yesterday’s Man – [Pacific Coast Jazz, 2010]Saltman Knowles, called “a fine example of all that is good in contemporary jazz,” once again stays true to melody and original composition in their latest release on the Pacific Coast Jazz label, Yesterday’s Man. On the heels of their critically acclaimed fifth CD, Return of the Composer, bassist Mark Saltman and pianist William Knowles have produced a sophisticated yet rhythmically driven statement with a fresh point of view that illustrates the importance of combining intricate song craft with introspective emotion. Lori Williams-Chisholm returns to provide what JazzTimes calls “her exquisite wordless vocals” encased in a sultry, smooth sound. – PACIFIC COAST JAZZ Continue reading