Monthly Archives: May 2013

“A Pleasure to be Saturated”: James Carter Organ Trio Headlines at the Jazz Standard

Last week at the Jazz Standard featured the James Carter Organ Trio with Gerald Gibbs on Hammond B-3 organ and keyboards, Leonard King, Jr., on drums, and Carter on saxophones and flute. I spent Friday evening with them for a charged set that the audience received enthusiastically. Carter announced his setlist immediately after greeting the […]

Album review…Kelly Powers, “The Kelly Powers Project” (self-produced, 2012)

Writing personalized music for a close-knit ensemble of friends, pianist Kelly Nagata Powers draws inspiration from a diverse range of musical influences on her second album, The Kelly Powers Project, demonstrating facility and prowess across multiple musical genres. Featuring intelligent, chromatic, hard-bop compositions, Powers’s album contains a highly varied set of her originals, rounded out […]