COUNTING BEATS

Reviews and Recommended Jazz by Nick Bewsey

Tag: Anthony Wilson

DONALD VEGA, WITH RESPECT TO MONTY

A member of the esteemed Ron Carter Trio, Donald Vega is a contemporary pianist in the tradition of Oscar Peterson whose pleasurable, rhythmic style is perfectly matched to the melodic tunes of Monty Alexander. Continue reading

ADAM SCHROEDER, LET’S

Baritone saxophonist Adam Schroeder is one fortunate jazz cat, mostly because his sophomore record, Let’s, features a dream team of collaborators – guitarist Anthony Wilson, bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, and also because this recording is a gift to audiophiles. Like all of Capri’s releases, the sound is uncommonly warm, punchy and vivid. That doesn’t mean that Schroeder rides shotgun. He’s an assertive talent with hard-hitting chops and plenty of good taste. Continue reading

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