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Friday, June 11, 2010
Jazz Departments: Smalls Jazz Club in NYC to Release Live Series — By Lee Mergner — Jazz Articles
This week Smalls jazz club is launching a record label featuring live performances from the New York City hotspot. The first batch of releases from Smalls Live includes sessions led by Seamus Blake, Peter Bernstein, Ethan Iverson, Jim Rotundi, Ian Hendrickson-Smith, Steve Davis, Dave Kikoski, Neal Smith, Ryan Kisor and Planet Jazz. With a few exceptions, the music is modern hard-driving post-bop – blowing sessions of the first order. The albums, all with the same title of Live at Smalls feature a consistent graphic look with the names of the sidemen prominently displayed on the cover. More...