THE NEW YORK TIMES:
January in Live Jazz: 5 Standout Shows
THE NEW YORK TIMES: January in Live Jazz: 5 Standout Shows
BY GIOVANNI RUSSONELLO
"John Hollenbeck, a drummer and composer, is one of today’s most dynamic orchestral jazz bandleaders, a fact that’s reinforced by the release of “All Can Work,” the arresting new album from his Large Ensemble. With this 19-piece group (20 including its conductor, J.C. Sanford), he pulls from the annals of that big-band afterlife: Gil Evans’s work with Miles Davis in the 1950s; Bob Brookmeyer’s slyly locomotive arrangements of the 1970s and ’80s; the lush, tangled vibrancy of Guillermo Klein’s music from the 1990s and early 2000s."
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